Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Connection to SIMATIC WinCC: flexible configuration and precise access rights

    The WinCC agent accepts messages from the SIMATIC WinCC 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 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 rights

    The WinCC agent accepts messages from the SIMATIC WinCC 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 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. Only one additional text block is required in the Alarm Logging of WinCC to specify the alarm group, i.e. the group of recipients. 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. Of course, an e-mail alarm, a push message or an SMS alarm can also be carried out with the agent 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. Only one additional text block is required in the Alarm Logging of WinCC to specify the alarm group, i.e. the group of recipients. 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. Of course, an e-mail alarm, a push message or an SMS alarm can also be carried out with the agent for WinCC.

    The agent in use with the ACC Control for WinCC

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

    Through the integration of the ACC-Control in the WinCC Graphics Runtime, the usual graphical user interface of the 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 functionality of the Alarm Control Center in your WinCC picture. 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 WinCC and simplifies the configuration of the alarm. For example, messages from a specific sub-unit can be filtered and then assigned to an alarm group from the existing alarm groups 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 quick and easy configuration of the alarm directly in the WinCC Graphics Runtime.

    Through the integration of the ACC-Control in the WinCC Graphics Runtime, the usual graphical user interface of the 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 functionality of the Alarm Control Center in your WinCC picture. 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 WinCC and simplifies the configuration of the alarm. For example, messages from a specific sub-unit can be filtered and then assigned to an alarm group from the existing alarm groups with just a few clicks.

    Agent for SIMATIC WinCC

    Increased reliability with the Monitoring option

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

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

    Increased reliability with the Monitoring option

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

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