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Automation Articles Page
New Engineering Software Launched
by Anonymous













December 3 2003--Windmill Software Ltd is delighted to announce a major new release of their engineering software suite. Version 6 collects data from a vast range of sensors and equipment, including thermocouples, pressure transducers, flow meters, GPS receivers, laboratory instruments, Ethernet, USB and Modbus devices. It comprises series of programs, all performing a specific task such as data logging.

Windmill 6 runs under Windows 98 and later. All programs are ready-to-run and no programming is required. Being modular though, flexibility isn't compromised.

With the new Windmill, users now have four choices of how to trigger data logging.
- Start logging when equipment sends new data
- Start logging when readings cross an alarm threshold
- Start logging on pressing the space bar on the keyboard
- Start logging on pressing the software Start button

With Windmill you can set warning and critical alarms on each channel of data. If you wish you can now only log data when an alarm level is crossed. You can also set the duration of logging. Say a temperature reading rose above a set point for 5 minutes. Windmill would log data throughout this time. When the temperature returned to normal, Windmill would continue logging for your chosen duration. It would then stop until another alarm occurred.

At regular intervals Windmill can automatically close the data file and open a new one. Rather than having all data saved in one file, this results in a new file for each hour's, each day's or each week's data. To save disk space you can opt to overwrite older files. You can choose to keep one day's, one month's or one year's data, or to keep all files indefinitely.

The new Windmill serial driver (COMIML) makes it even easier to interface almost any instrument communicating through ASCII messages over RS232, RS485, RS422 or Modbus. As the serial set-up program is free, users can check that Windmill can access their hardware before making a purchase.

For more details of the new Windmill see
http://www.windmill.co.uk/windmill6.html
or contact Graham Collins at the address below.

The price of the new Windmill remains at 145 GB pounds (210 Euros or 250 US dollars). It can be purchased from
http://www.windmillsoft.com/acatalog/wm6.html
or by contacting sales@windmill.co.uk

Windmill Software Ltd,
PO Box 58,
North District Office,
Manchester,
M8 8QR,
UK
Telephone: +44 (0)161 833 2782
Facsimile: +44 (0)161 833 2190
E-mail: sales@windmill.co.uk
http://www.windmill.co.uk/
http://www.windmillsoft.com/



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