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PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.1 Released for Ordering and Delivery

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PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics (APG) V8.1 provides graphic objects for the optimization of the process visualization of overview screens in compliance with levels 1 and 2 of the topology and task oriented plant hierarchy. PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.1 was optimized for the interaction with the PCS 7 Advanced Process Library V8.1, but, with additional configuration work, can also be combined with other libraries. The precondition for the configuration with PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.1 is an installation of SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1.

1 User Benefits

In comparison to a technology-oriented depiction of the process, the task-oriented representation with graphic objects from PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.1 offers many advantages:

  • More compact and simplified representation in overview screens
  • Fast recognition of the current plant situation
  • Situation and task-specific process views to support operator tasks
  • Focusing the attention for short reaction times
  • Recognition of schematical plant statuses
  • Improvement of the process comprehension
  • Promotion of the mental and cognitive capabilities of the operator

2 Application Area

The main application for PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.0 is the visualization of plant sections in overview screens in compliance with level 1 and 2 of the topology and task oriented plant hierarchy. Application possibilities exist in numerous industries, e.g:

  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water and waste water
  • Glass and solar
  • Oil and gas
  • Food and beverage
  • Mining

3 Product Features

The visualization with APG objects is based on data which the APG Connector Block collects in the automation system. The APG objects can be connected to a measuring point with the aid of a Dynamic Wizard.

The following functions have been implemented in PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.1:

  • Hybrid display with bargraph and measuring point status information
  • Bargraph without measuring point status information
  • Spider diagram with a variable number of value axes
  • Representation of trend curves in one picture, can be combined with a bargraph
  • "Loop in Tag" function for enhanced navigation (new in APG V8.1)

In the implementation of process control tasks the combination of PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics V8.1 with the PCS 7 Advanced Process Library can result in harmonious overall solutions. The design of the graphic objects of PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics (APG) is aligned to the design and operator philosophy of the PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL). APL objects whose appearance matches that of APG objects optimize the interplay.

4 Catalog and important product information (readme)

  • Online catalog and ordering system

    Information and ordering data for the SIMATIC PCS 7 Industry Library V8.1 will be listed in the Industry Mall as from December 2014..

  • Catalog ST PCS 7 T: "Process Control System SIMATIC PCS 7 - Technology Components"

The information and ordering data for the SIMATIC PCS 7 Industry Library V8.1 which are initially only available from the Industry Mall will be included in the next edition of the Catalog ST PCS 7 T.

  • Important product information (readme)

Installation requirements and important information concerning the product are provided in the redme file "APG_V81_Readme.zip":

APG_V81_Readme.zip ( 87 KB )

5 Ordering Data
 

Product Name Article Number
PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics Engineering and Runtime  
PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics Engineering and Runtime V8.1
Engineering and Runtime software, software class A, bilingual (English, German), executes on Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit); with Engineering and Runtime License, valid for all ESs, ASs and OSs of a SIMATIC PCS 7 project
Form of delivery: Goods delivery (without SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package):
• Certificate of License
• Software and bilingual electronic documentation (English, German) on DVD
6DL5410-8BX18-0YA0
PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics Upgrade  
PCS 7 Advanced Process Graphics Engineering and Runtime Upgrade Package V8.0 to V8.1
Engineering and Runtime software, software class A, bilingual (English, German), executes on Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit); with Engineering and Runtime License, valid for all ESs, ASs and OSs of a SIMATIC PCS 7 project
Form of delivery: Goods delivery (without SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package):
• Certificate of License
• Software and bilingual electronic documentation (English, German) on DVD
6DL5410-8BX18-0YE0

6 Customer Support

Siemens offers service & support for any project phase: From planning to commissioning to maintenance and modernization. An overview of the complete range of services is available on the Internet

http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_de_WW/service (German)
http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_en_WW/service (English)

A clearly arranged entry page into the Industry Online Support for SIMATIC PCS 7 improves the findability of technical information and solutions:

http://www.siemens.de/industry/onlinesupport/pcs7 (German)
http://www.siemens.com/industry/onlinesupport/pcs7 (English)

With a newsletter subscription you will always get the latest information on your product spectrum. You can register under "mySupport":

http://support.automation.siemens.com

Support can be requested from the Technical Support (Hotline) using the support request procedure:

http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_de_WW/support_request (German)
http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_en_WW/support_request (English)
 

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