Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition

Powerful HMI for Smarter Machines

About InTouch Machine Edition

InTouch Machine Edition is a highly scalable, flexible HMI designed to provide everything from advanced HMI applications to small-footprint embedded devices. The rich feature set enables OEMs, machine builders and end users to create intuitive, secure, and highly maintainable HMI applications for any industry.

The compact footprint of the InTouch Machine Edition makes it the ideal HMI for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It can deploy and run on small panel PCs, embedded devices and machines and supports remote HMI access on smartphones and tablets without any client installations.

Want to do more? InTouch Machine edition is suitable for both the low and high end of HMI requirements. It offers a complete HMI toolset that allows you to connect to almost any PLC or controller, create remote HMI applications for web browsers, smartphones, and tablets, develop in a variety of operating systems, and include all the functionality users expect from InTouch. Everything you need, including integration with Wonderware products is included with installation.

InTouch Machine Edition is a natural extension of the current Wonderware HMI portfolio and the perfect complement for customers who already own Wonderware System Platform or Wonderware Historian. It provides embedded devices, local PC-based HMIs, SCADA systems with unique functionality for connecting automation systems end-to-end.

Key Value Drivers

  • A rich feature set for scalable HMI that offers capabilities for everything from small footprint embedded devices to robust machines, with native System Platform and Historian integration.
  • Platform agnostic design allows you to build an application once and deploy it on embedded Linux and VxWorks as well as embedded Microsoft OS desktop and server platforms
  • Native Web-browser visualization with zero client installation and administration for any internet browser that supports HTML5, secure thin clients, and web thin clients.

InTouch Machine Edition enhances the intelligence of embedded devices

OEMs, machine builders and end users can convert autonomous standalone machines by integrating and exposing machine data seamlessly into the supervisory HMI and historical archive systems, providing a broader understanding of the entire operation. No longer isolated, these scattered devices become integral to the overall automation system, even across multiple locations.

InTouch Machine Edition and System Platform integration enables IIoT solutions

With the advent of Internet of Things, not only will the number of embedded devices used for M2M data exchange increase, but demand for machine functionality will also rise sharply, including demand for inter-device interoperability, ability to exchange data with cloud-based systems and need for user-friendly remote configuration and maintenance.

Unlock and harness the machine data from your embedded devices by installing InTouch Machine Edition directly on your devices and expose it via your existing System Platform or archive it in a cloud-based historian using Wonderware Online InSight. Enjoy limitless scalability.

Get InTouch Machine Edition

The Wonderware HMI for machines - Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition enables OEMs, panel builders, and end users to quickly create intuitive, secure and highly maintainable HMI applications for intelligent machines and for a variety of low level devices using embedded operating systems.

InTouch Machine Edition Features

Unique software capabilities make it easy and cost effective for you to use InTouch Machine Edition to build smarter end-to-end automation systems.

Platform Agnostic HMI Software Allows you to Develop Once and Deploy Anywhere

Develop your InTouch Machine Edition application, and use built-in capabilities to deploy your application anywhere. Deploy on embedded and small-footprint IoT devices, with core runtime editions that run on devices using Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks, or deploy to devices using any currently supported version of Microsoft Windows.

Automatically convert FactoryTalk™ ME/SE, PanelMate™ and PanelBuilder™ projects

Conversion tools slash development times for users looking to migrate from existing 3rd party HMI to InTouch Machine Edition. It’s possible to save up to 90% development time during conversion process while protecting prior engineering investments.

InTouch Machine Edition Industry Solutions Make Development as Easy as a Few Clicks

Developing applications for Andon solutions, Business Intelligence and OEE, or PackML? InTouch Machine Edition templates drastically reduce development time. Customize, configure, and get your machines running quickly.

Putting Machine Data to Work Through Integration With Wonderware System Platform

InTouch Machine Edition enables a line of sight from Wonderware System Platform SCADA applications down to embedded machine-based small systems. Configure remote machines directly from System Platform.

Monitor machine status and performance against OMAC PackML data and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) standards. Changes implemented in the InTouch Machine Edition applications update automatically to System Platform SCADA applications.

  • Leverage your Wonderware System Platform investment by sharing data from embedded devices across multiple plants
  • Native integration with Wonderware System Platform and Wonderware Historian and Wonderware Online facilitates easy, cross-site reporting and performance metrics
  • Native System Platform integration with InTouch Machine Edition enables collection, historization of tag values and alarms status without impacting existing System Platform licensing
  • Tiered architecture facilitates IIoT based applications that will demand surge in the volume of interconnected devices
  • Ability to centrally deploy InTouch Machine Edition projects to connected remote nodes from System Platform

Wonderware Historian Integration with Store-and-Forward Capability

One InTouch Machine Edition integrates natively with the Wonderware Historian and Wonderware Online, displaying a common node for each machine across one or multiple sites. This enables remote monitoring of machine health and performance data and simplifies cross-site performance metric tracking and reporting.  Regulatory compliance, data storage and reporting from a small device to multi-site could not be easier.

Data is accessible through standard SQL Server tools such as Excel or Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Store-and-forward capability saves information locally if the connection to the historian is lost and sends it to the historian when it is back online. InTouch Machine Edition can also communicate with a historian over a private WAN connection or satellite link.

The Right Touch

The InTouch Machine Edition multi-touch interface allows development for any touch-screen enabled device. Use familiar touch gestures, like pinch for zooming and panning.

Hardware Independence and Open Connectivity

  • Native drivers to more than 240 communication protocols, covering all major PLCs, temperature controllers, motion controllers, bar code/2D/RFID readers and many other devices.
  • Connect to any SQL database (Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Wonderware Historian), or Microsoft Access or Excel, and ERP/MES systems.
  • Embedded Web Server allows you to connect to your machine from anywhere at any time.
  • Leverage store-and-forward capabilities to save information locally (if the connection to the historian is lost), and forward it to the historian when the connection is re-established.

What’s New in
InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2 Patch 1

  • Native Screen Switching: Now you can switch screens with a swiping gesture on all runtime editions of InTouch Machine Edition
  • Support for the Single Screen Zoom Mode on the Studio Mobile Access Thin Client: This update is also compatible with the previous version of InTouch Machine Edition.
  • Twenty-Eight improvements: These minor changes improve the stability, performance, and internal productivity of InTouch Machine Edition.

InTouch Machine Edition
Technical Specifications

InTouch Machine Edition includes support for group and user accounts, e-signatures, and traceability, as well as standard LDAP Servers. Find out more below.

System Requirements
Development environment supports:
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 
Runtime platform supports:
  • Embedded Standard: Microsoft Windows 7 Standard Embedded 
  • Embedded Compact: Windows Embedded Compact 
  • IoTView: Linux & VxWorks
  • Full Runtime: Windows 7, 8, 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 
Multi-Language
Develop your application in one of many development languages, including English, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish, or use translation tools to switch the runtime to any language, even beyond the languages supported by the development environment. InTouch Machine Edition 2014 offers automatic font replacement based on the language selected.
Standards
Take advantage of common industry standards to develop applications that are compatible with any format. TCP/ IP, ActiveX, OPC (client and server), OPC UA (client), ADO/ODBC, COM/DCOM, OLE, XML, SOAP, and HTML are supported.
Native PLC/Controller Tag Integration
Improves efficiency when designing and maintaining applications. Evolving list of data sources supported, including:  Siemens S7-1500, PLC RSLogix 5000 Family (Rockwell), Allen-Bradley PLC5, SLC500 (Rockwell), TwinCAT (Beckhoff), CodeSys (3S), AutomationDirect Koyo (AD), AutomationDirect PAC 3000 (AD), Schneider Unity Modbus (Schneider Electric).
Thin Clients

Thin Clients allow users to interact with the graphical interface of the applications (screens) from stations where the runtime components do not need to be installed/stored (product, project/application, nor license).

  • Web Thin Client - Web Browser based (Internet Explorer only)
  • Secure Viewer Thin Client - Executable Program (.EXE)
  • Studio Mobile Access (SMA)  -  HTML5 Web Browser agnostic
Security
InTouch Machine Edition includes support for group and user accounts, e-signatures, and traceability, as well as standard LDAP Servers. Integrate your project to the Active Directory (Users and Groups).
Alarm Notification Support
Remote alarm notification – get alarm notifications on mobile phones and devices by email; real-time information on alarms, process values, and other events. InTouch Machine Edition Embedded Standard supports SSL encryption allowing the use of 3rd party providers such as Gmail. 
Scripting
Two powerful scripting languages are supported; built-in native functions and standard VBScript. Take advantage of widely  available resources for VBScript. Both the native scripting language and VBScript can be used simultaneously to give you the functionality you need, even from thin clients.  Script debugging tools for the native VBScript editor include break-points, and a variable watch list to improve scripting productivity. 
ActiveX
Use 3rd party controls to enhance your project. InTouch Machine Edition is a container for ActiveX controls, allowing you to add functionality such as browsers, media players, charting, live streaming from cameras, and other ActiveX.
Recipes
Save time and maintain consistency by automating part parameters or production quantities with flexible recipe management tools, including the ability to save and retrieve data in the standard and flexible XML format.
Events
InTouch Machine Edition offers traceability for operator initiated actions or internal system activities. Log events such as security system changes (user logon or off), screen open/ close, recipe/report operations, system warnings, and any tag value changes, including custom messages.
Reports
Create clear, concise reports in plain text, XML, HTML, and CSV or integrate with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel. Get the data you need, in the format you need it, to make informed decisions, fast.
Conversion Tools
InTouch Machine Edition conversion tools allow you to convert whole applications from PanelMate™ from Eaton, or FactoryTalk™ ME/SE and PanelBuilder™ from Rockwell automation. It’s possible to save up to 90% development time during conversion from a previously designed application to an InTouch Machine Edition application.

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