GE Digital’s iFIX improves productivity and process control with industrial-strength SCADA and high-performance HMI

March 25, 2022
Process industry companies are able to leverage templates out-of-the-box to create the right user experience and improve operator response for increased uptime and higher quality.

SAN RAMON, Calif. — MARCH 22, 2022 — GE Digital has announced upgrades to iFIX HMI/SCADA, the company’s high performance automation software that delivers faster time to insight and greater efficiency for industrial operations. Part of the Proficy software portfolio, iFIX helps operators recognize with just a glance which information requires their attention and what action needs to be taken.

iFIX 2022 offers new capabilities to reduce time to solution, decrease total cost of ownership and empower the connected worker. These enhancements include modeling improvements to support equipment variability, simplified browsing of PLC and control systems via OPC UA and IGS, and faster updates with the software’s Quick Installer. iFIX 2022 also reduces costs with improved single-server scale and supports cloud infrastructures to reduce hardware costs, centralize operations, and facilitate remote access for greater visibility and uptime.

iFIX is used by thousands of organizations around the world. Subaru, one of the fastest-growing car companies in the world, uses iFIX to meet its goals of zero losses and improved efficiency. iFIX provides Subaru with visibility into real-time data, predictive analytics, genealogy and tracking throughout the plant. The team has multiplied gains with deployments across the supply chain.

“With the growing demand for our vehicles, we need our plant running with as much uptime as possible. We also are focused on quality and want the best cars getting to our customers – along with the flexibility to make changes such as paint color and trim,” said Trent Lester, Group Leader for Integration of Production Control Systems, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. “We use GE automation software throughout the plant for collecting data and giving operators the ability to see things before they happen and give them more reaction time. It allows us to do a lot more tracking of vehicles and identify any issues throughout the process. Management has a tool for making educated decisions on real-time data and historical issues the team may have to deal with and collaborate across all areas of the plant.”

To help engineers quickly create the right user experience, iFIX provides modern sample systems to jump start applications as well as predefined objects and templates designed using High Performance HMI concepts. New high performance dynamos help companies save time building ISA recommended HMI designs and improve operator response. The enhanced modeling capabilities and object oriented approach significantly also reduces time for developing the SCADA database.

“iFIX enables smart, connected operators with our continued investment in this proven and innovative technology,” said Richard Kenedi, General Manager of GE Digital’s Manufacturing and Digital Plant business. “Our goal is to accelerate digitization for our customers with operational agility, enterprise visibility, and continuous improvement. iFIX is one of the best tools industrial companies can use to reach their business goals.”

Click on these links for more information about GE Digital’s iFIX HMI/SCADA and Proficy software solutions.

About GE Digital

GE Digital transforms how our customers solve their toughest challenges by putting industrial data to work. Our mission is to bring simplicity, speed, and scale to digital transformation activities, with industrial software that delivers breakthrough business outcomes. GE Digital’s product portfolio – including grid optimization and analytics, asset and operations performance management, and manufacturing operations and automation – helps industrial companies in the utility, power generation, oil & gas, aviation, and manufacturing sectors change the way industry works. For more information, visit www.ge.com/digital

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