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 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 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. Only one additional text block is required in the SIMATIC Manager to specify the alarm group, i.e. the group of recipients. 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. Of course, the agent for PCS7 can 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. Only one additional text block is required in the SIMATIC Manager to specify the alarm group, i.e. the group of recipients. 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. Of course, the agent for PCS7 can 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 quick and easy configuration of the alarm directly in Graphics Runtime.

    The integration of the ACC Control into the Graphics Runtime connects the usual system image 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 into your system image. The employees in the control room can react easily and flexibly to certain plant states and avoid unnecessary alarms.

    Increased security through access permissions

    Access authorizations tied to users ensure that only authorized personnel can make changes to the configuration.

    Respond conveniently and flexibly to plant statuses

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

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7
    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    The agent in use with the ACC Control for PCS7

    The ACC Control enables quick and easy configuration of the alarm directly in Graphics Runtime.

    The integration of the ACC Control into the Graphics Runtime connects the usual system image 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 into your system image. The employees in the control room can react easily and flexibly to certain plant states and avoid unnecessary alarms.

    Increased security through access permissions

    Access authorizations tied to users ensure that only authorized personnel can make changes to the configuration.

    Respond conveniently and flexibly to plant statuses

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

    Agent for SIMATIC PCS7

    Increased reliability with the Monitoring option

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

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

    Increased reliability with the Monitoring option

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

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

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