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WinCC OA: Setting up Chronograf with InfluxDB

By Calvin Hamus | 01/16/2020
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With the release of WinCC OA 3.17, one of the newest and biggest changes is the addition of the NextGen Archiver.  The NextGen Archiver runs on an InfluxDB database and is a great way to store your data.  InfluxDB is...

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IIoT | Edge: WinCC OA now Supports Node-RED

By Shawn Sandoval | 01/14/2020
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Inside of WinCC OA version 3.17, Node-RED is natively supported. This is important because this furthers the evolution of Siemens WinCC OA platform to support the ever-growing IIoT device market. To be concise, Node-RED will allow WinCC OA to communicate...

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DevOps: 6 Steps to Integrate Git into WinCC OA

By Calvin Hamus | 01/08/2020
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Inside of WinCC OA version 3.17, Git will be natively supported, however, with a little bit of work, you can leverage it with version release 3.16.  In this post, I will go through the required steps to add Git to...

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WinCC OA: Patch Release 14

By KAASM | 09/27/2019
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Siemens ETM has released V3.16 P14.

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WinCC OA: How to Add Rulers to the Trend Object

By KAASM | 09/05/2019
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Part of working with an open platform is being able to change or enhance out of the box functionality to meet your needs. This short tutorial will introduce and show you how to add a ruler to WinCC OA. The...

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Technology Partners: Low Code Development with Mendix

By KAASM | 08/27/2019
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We recently got to meet with our local Mendix rep and had a chance to learn about their visual-development IDE for creating applications in a low-code environment. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. Their product allows companies...

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WinCC OA: How to Change “Came” and “Went” Alert Text

By Shawn Sandoval | 08/15/2019
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The texts for the alarm direction are defined in the WinCC OA message catalog sc.cat, the keywords are “entered” for the CAME-text and “left” for the WENT-text. If you would like to translate or change the texts which are shown...

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Technology Partners: TopView Alarm Notification Software

By KAASM | 07/24/2019
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At KAASM we work tirelessly to find solutions that solve problems, improve daily operations, and are highly reliable. Most recently, we’ve explored, tested, and validated the alarm notification software package, TopView by Exele. Typically applied in oil and gas and...

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WinCC OA: Simulator Objects

By Shawn Sandoval | 07/17/2019
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When developing an HMI/SCADA application, sometimes you may not have access to data sources (i.e. PLC, sensors) however, you still have the need to test your io datapoint connections. In this blog post, I will quickly show you how to...

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WinCC OA: SIMATIC 127E and WinCC OA

By Shawn Sandoval | 07/09/2019
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James and I had the chance to check out the new SIMATIC 127E Box PC this week, and we are happy to report that it packs a punch! The SIMATIC 127E is tiny and provides endless application possibilities. In this...

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