Siemens enhances SCADA system
Siemens has enhanced its Simatic WinCC Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system with the addition of the WinCC/SES (sequence execution system) option.
Such an addition is ideally suited to plants for which dosing, mixing and material transport are important process steps, such as in the food and beverage industry. Thanks to the flexible sequential control, plant operators are able to define their production steps clearly and freely combine them into individual process sequences.
Both step sequences and parameters can be adapted online at any time to meet ongoing production requirements. This means that production sequences can be re-adjusted quickly and simply in the event that the quality of natural raw materials fluctuates or if another sequence of production steps is necessary to enable flexible routing through the production system.
In addition, Simatic WinCC/SES V7.3 offers a high level of system availability and rapid response times by virtue of the fact that the programs run directly on the automation controller as opposed to on a PC.