Hal Software are launching their Spike Prototype software at Hannover Messe. Spike Prototype allows users to prototype control and MES systems to any level of fidelity, from simple valve sequencing all the way to complete batches. Standards based (ISA-S88 and ISA-S95), easy to use and target system independent, it is designed for use across an organisation.
Hal Software will be showcasing Spike Prototype on stand C11 in Hall 8 (between the Industry 4.0 Forum and Smart Factory initiative).
As part of the launch their Chief Technical Officer Cormac Garvey is presenting at the event’s prestigious Industrial Automation Forum. The title of the presentation is “Prototyping a batch control system using ISA-S88 and ISA-S95 design patterns.” Cormac says prototyping will help transform automation and will be the industry standard in 5 years. “A typical project saving of 30% is far too high to ignore. Additional use cases in knowledge management, process improvement, reverse engineering, “what-if” scenarios testing and corporate standard design make the concept a compelling one. Automation professionals, MES engineers and process engineers need to ask themselves when they are going to start using prototyping, rather than if.”