Features of PCS 7
In process plants, the process control system is the interface to the process and thus the key to the optimal added value. In competition with other control systems, the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system from Siemens wins with high-performance tools and functions for efficient and safe plant operation. SIMATIC PCS 7 offers uniform, customer-specific automation in all sectors of manufacturing, process, and hybrid industry.
An essential advantage of SIMATIC PCS 7 is that faster and more precise control sequences as well as integrated security functions of shared hardware, engineering and management tools can be used for automation of continuous and discontinuous processes.
Although it is responsible for automation of primary processes in the supply chain from incoming raw material to outgoing finished goods, SIMATIC PCS 7 can also integrate all auxiliary systems, the electrical infrastructure in the form of low or medium-voltage switchgear and building management.
As a central database, SIMATIC PCS 7 is also the starting point for further optimization. Thanks to standardized interfaces, the process data is available for analysis, planning, coordination and optimization of plant sequences or production and business processes – in real time and at any location in the company!
Thanks to a unique scalable system architecture, SIMATIC PCS 7 creates the ideal basis for cost-effective implementation of individual automation solutions and economic operation of process plants. When the plant grows, SIMATIC PCS 7 simply grows along with it – without the provision of expensive reserve capacities!
The scalability applies for all levels of the system. The architecture of the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system is designed in such a manner that instrumentation and control can be configured in accordance with customer requirements and optimally matched to the dimensions of the plant. The control system can be subsequently expanded or reconfigured at any time if there is an increase in capacity or a technological modification. At the control level alone there are several functionally-compatible automation systems with graduated price/performance ratios that are available to the user. The automation performance can be optimally matched to the requirements of the plant/unit.
In addition, SIMATIC PCS 7 supports all the usual communication protocols, most of which have their own redundancy designs, such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus, PROFIBUS or PROFINET.
Cotmac Electronics has successfully executed several projects using SIMATIC PCS 7 end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid market expertise, and technology-based services as levers to increase our customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility.