Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Connection to SIMATIC WinCC: flexible configuration and precise access authorization

    The WinCC agent accepts messages from the SIMATIC WinCC 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 WinCC Alarm Logging and the use of the ACC Control for WinCC.

    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC
    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Connection to SIMATIC WinCC: flexible configuration and precise access authorization

    The WinCC agent accepts messages from the SIMATIC WinCC 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 WinCC Alarm Logging and the use of the ACC Control for WinCC.

    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Configuration of the message via the WinCC Alarm Logging

    In this mode, the WinCC agent directly uses the WinCC Alarm Logging 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 WinCC Alarm Logging to define the alarm group, i.e. the recipient group. Once this has been done, the agent can already react to alarms from WinCC, compile the message text from various user text blocks and send the message to the previously defined alarm group. With the agent for WinCC, an e-mail alarm, a push message or an SMS alarm can of course also be executed.

    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Configuration of the message via the WinCC Alarm Logging

    In this mode, the WinCC agent directly uses the WinCC Alarm Logging 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 WinCC Alarm Logging to define the alarm group, i.e. the recipient group. Once this has been done, the agent can already react to alarms from WinCC, compile the message text from various user text blocks and send the message to the previously defined alarm group. With the agent for WinCC, an e-mail alarm, a push message or an SMS alarm can of course also be executed.

    The agent in use with the ACC Control for WinCC

    The ACC Control enables the alarms to be configured quickly and conveniently directly in the WinCC Graphics Runtime.

    By integrating the ACC-Control in the WinCC Graphics Runtime, the familiar graphical user interface of WinCC is combined with the functionality of the ACC-Control.

    Changes or adjustments in the WinCC Alarm Logging are superfluous thanks to the integration of the Alarm Control Center functionality in your WinCC picture. 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 WinCC and simplifies the configuration of the alarm. For example, you can filter for messages from a specific sub-aggregate and then assign an alarm group from the existing alarm groups to these with just a few clicks.

    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC
    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    The agent in use with the ACC Control for WinCC

    The ACC Control enables the alarms to be configured quickly and conveniently directly in the WinCC Graphics Runtime.

    By integrating the ACC-Control in the WinCC Graphics Runtime, the familiar graphical user interface of WinCC is combined with the functionality of the ACC-Control.

    Changes or adjustments in the WinCC Alarm Logging are superfluous thanks to the integration of the Alarm Control Center functionality in your WinCC picture. 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 WinCC and simplifies the configuration of the alarm. For example, you can filter for messages from a specific sub-aggregate and then assign an alarm group from the existing alarm groups to these with just a few clicks.

    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Increased reliability through the monitoring option

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

    • Monitoring the connection to WinCC: Cyclical check to determine whether the connection to WinCC still exists.
    • Monitoring the functionality of WinCC: The WinCC agent cyclically checks the increment of a configurable WinCC tag. If the value of the tag differs from the previously read value, the functionality of WinCC is considered to be given.
    • Monitoring the message load from WinCC: 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 WinCC

    Increased reliability through the monitoring option

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

    • Monitoring the connection to WinCC: Cyclical check to determine whether the connection to WinCC still exists.
    • Monitoring the functionality of WinCC: The WinCC agent cyclically checks the increment of a configurable WinCC tag. If the value of the tag differs from the previously read value, the functionality of WinCC is considered to be given.
    • Monitoring the message load from WinCC: 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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