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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 106204276, Entry date: 11/27/2014
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PCS 7 Advanced Process Functions (APF) V2.0 Released for Delivery

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The newly released PCS 7 Advanced Process Functions (APF) V2.0 enable easy functional expansion of small and medium sized plants based on SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1, with simple material processing, where batching, mixing or stirring are important components of the technological process. Existing PCS 7 APF V1.4 systems can be upgraded to V2.0 using the PCS 7 APF Engineering Basic Package Upgrade and the PCS 7 APF Runtime Package Upgrade.

1 General Product Features

The APFs were specially developed for the food and beverage and the chemical industries. They comprise the following software modules:

  • Material Management, incl. Material Lot Data Management
  • Parameter Management
  • Order Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Archive Management (material, parameters, orders)

The APF function blocks can represent materials, parameter sets or production orders, for instance. They are interconnected with the SIMATIC PCS 7 engineering system in CFC diagrams. Pre-defined OS pictures are available to perform order management, master data maintenance as well as archiving or the evaluation of result data, all on a SIMATIC PCS 7 Operator Station.

2 What's new in PCS 7 APF V2.0?

  • Integration in SIMATIC BATCH
    • Automatic matching of the materials (incl. material classes or types) with the material master data of SIMATIC BATCH
    • When triggered by any process events (Tags, ...), batches can be automatically created, released or started with parameters in SIMATIC BATCH, by means of scripting.
  • Order management
    • Flexible subdivision of production orders into individual batches for further processing in SIMATIC BATCH
    • Determination of the order or batch names, flexible calculation of batch sizes, etc.
  • Optimized engineering workflow
    • Recognition of changes in the structure of the APF archives by the engineering tool; automatic matching of the APF archives during OS loading
    • Checking the consistency of the FBs and the associated APF archives generated with the engineering tool in the case of write/read jobs

3 Requirements for delivery and installation

  • A precondition for the delivery of the APF products is a participation in a APF training. Please contact your Siemens partner on this topic.
  • The PCS 7 APF V2.0 requires the OS Engineering and OS Runtime software SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1. SIMATIC PCS 7 system components are not included in the scope of delivery of the APF and must be ordered separately, if required (see Catalog ST PCS 7, Chapter "Engineering System", Section "ES-Software" and Chapter "Operator System", Section "OS-Software").
  • Before you install the PCS 7 APF V2.0 please read the information in the readme file ( PCS7_APF_V20_readme.zip; English, German):

PCS7_APF_V20_readme.zip ( 93 KB )

4 Information and documentation

  • Online catalog and ordering system (Industry Mall)

Information and ordering data for PCS 7 APF V2.0 will be listed in the Industry Mall as from January 2015.

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

The information and ordering data for PCS 7 APF V2.0, which are initially only available via the Industry Mall, will be integrated in the next edition of the Catalog ST PCS 7 T.

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

    For supplementary ordering data of the SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 ES and OS software please see the latest Catalog ST PCS 7.

5 Ordering Data
 

Product Name Article Number
PCS 7 APF Engineering and Runtime Packages
PCS 7 APF Engineering Basic Package V2.0
Advanced Process Functions Engineering Basic Package for expansion of an engineering station based on SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1
Engineering Software, software class A, bilingual (English, German), executes on SIMATIC PCS 7 AS/OS Engineering Software V8.1 under Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit), Floating License for 1 user
Delivery form: Package (w/o SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and bilingual documentation (English, German) on CD, License Key on USB stick, Certificate of License
6DL5423-8AX02-0YA0
PCS 7 APF Runtime Package V2.0
Advanced Process Functions Runtime Package for expansion of an operator station (OS Single Station or OS Server) based on SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1.
Runtime Software, software class A, bilingual (English, German), executes on SIMATIC PCS 7 OS software Single Station/Server V8.1 under Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit), Floating License for 1 user
Delivery form: Package (w/o SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and bilingual documentation (English, German) on CD, License Key on USB stick, Certificate of License
6DL5423-8BX02-0YA0
PCS 7 APF Upgrade Packages
PCS 7 APF Engineering Basic Package Upgrade V1.4 to V2.0
Software package without SIMATIC PCS 7 ES-Software V8.1
Engineering Software, software class A, bilingual (English, German), executes on SIMATIC PCS 7 AS/OS Engineering Software V8.1 under Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit), Floating License for 1 user
Delivery form: Package (w/o SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and bilingual documentation (English, German) on CD, License Key on USB stick, Certificate of License
6DL5423-8AX02-0YE0
PCS 7 APF Runtime Package Upgrade V1.4 to V2.0
Software package without SIMATIC PCS 7 OS-Software V8.1
Runtime Software, software class A, bilingual (English, German), executes on SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Software Single Station/Server V8.1 under Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit), Floating License for 1 user
Delivery form: Package (w/o SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and bilingual documentation (English, German) on CD, License Key on USB stick, Certificate of License
6DL5423-8BX02-0YE0

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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