Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Connection to SIMATIC PCS7: flexible configuration directly on the system picture

    The PCS7 agent accepts messages from the SIMATIC PCS7 process control system and forwards them to the Alarm Control Center. The agent thus enables you to react quickly and flexibly to reports.

    It supports two modes: Configuration of the messages via the SIMATIC Manager and the use of the ACC Control for PCS7 and WinCC.

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7
    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Connection to SIMATIC PCS7: flexible configuration directly on the system picture

    The PCS7 agent accepts messages from the SIMATIC PCS7 process control system and forwards them to the Alarm Control Center. The agent thus enables you to react quickly and flexibly to reports.

    It supports two modes: Configuration of the messages via the SIMATIC Manager and the use of the ACC Control for PCS7 and WinCC.

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Configuration of the message via the SIMATIC Manager

    In this mode, the PCS7 agent directly uses the SIMATIC Manager and the messages configured in it.

    The configuration of which user text blocks the message text should consist of can be freely selected. All that is required is another text block in the SIMATIC Manager to define the alarm group, i.e. the recipient group. Once this has been done, the agent can already react to alarms from PCS7, compile the message text from various user text blocks and send the message to the previously defined alarm group. The agent for PCS7 can of course also be used to trigger an e-mail alarm, a push message or an SMS alarm.

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Configuration of the message via the SIMATIC Manager

    In this mode, the PCS7 agent directly uses the SIMATIC Manager and the messages configured in it.

    The configuration of which user text blocks the message text should consist of can be freely selected. All that is required is another text block in the SIMATIC Manager to define the alarm group, i.e. the recipient group. Once this has been done, the agent can already react to alarms from PCS7, compile the message text from various user text blocks and send the message to the previously defined alarm group. The agent for PCS7 can of course also be used to trigger an e-mail alarm, a push message or an SMS alarm.

    The agent in use with the ACC Control for PCS7

    The ACC Control enables the alarms to be configured quickly and conveniently directly in the graphics runtime.

    By integrating the ACC Control into the Graphics Runtime, the familiar system image is combined with the functionality of the ACC Control.

    Changes or adjustments in the SIMATIC Manager are superfluous thanks to the integration of the functionality of the Alarm Control Center in your system image. The employees in the control room can react comfortably and flexibly to certain system states and avoid unnecessary alarms.

    Increased security through access authorizations

    User-linked access authorizations ensure that only authorized personnel can make changes to the configuration.

    React conveniently and flexibly to system statuses

    Configure alarms directly and search for messages in a targeted manner: A flexible search and filter function offers greater clarity. The search and filter function searches through all messages that are configured in PCS7 and simplifies the configuration of the alarm. For example, the messages of a sub-aggregate can be filtered and with just a few clicks an alarm group from the existing alarm groups is assigned to all of these messages.

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7
    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    The agent in use with the ACC Control for PCS7

    The ACC Control enables the alarms to be configured quickly and conveniently directly in the graphics runtime.

    By integrating the ACC Control into the Graphics Runtime, the familiar system image is combined with the functionality of the ACC Control.

    Changes or adjustments in the SIMATIC Manager are superfluous thanks to the integration of the functionality of the Alarm Control Center in your system image. The employees in the control room can react comfortably and flexibly to certain system states and avoid unnecessary alarms.

    Increased security through access authorizations

    User-linked access authorizations ensure that only authorized personnel can make changes to the configuration.

    React conveniently and flexibly to system statuses

    Configure alarms directly and search for messages in a targeted manner: A flexible search and filter function offers greater clarity. The search and filter function searches through all messages that are configured in PCS7 and simplifies the configuration of the alarm. For example, the messages of a sub-aggregate can be filtered and with just a few clicks an alarm group from the existing alarm groups is assigned to all of these messages.

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Increased reliability through the monitoring option

    The Monitoring option monitors all functions of the Alarm Control Center and also provides functionality for the PCS7 agent. This includes:

    • Monitor the connection to PCS7: Cyclical check whether the connection to PCS7 still exists.
    • Monitoring the functionality of PCS7: The PCS7 agent cyclically checks the incrementation of a configurable PCS7 variable. If the value of the variable differs from the previously read value, the functionality of PCS7 is considered to be given.
    • Monitoring the message load of PCS7: If the reporting load exceeds a certain limit value per second, this is recognized by the monitoring and communicated to the configured persons.
    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Increased reliability through the monitoring option

    The Monitoring option monitors all functions of the Alarm Control Center and also provides functionality for the PCS7 agent. This includes:

    • Monitor the connection to PCS7: Cyclical check whether the connection to PCS7 still exists.
    • Monitoring the functionality of PCS7: The PCS7 agent cyclically checks the incrementation of a configurable PCS7 variable. If the value of the variable differs from the previously read value, the functionality of PCS7 is considered to be given.
    • Monitoring the message load of PCS7: If the reporting load exceeds a certain limit value per second, this is recognized by the monitoring and communicated to the configured persons.

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