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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109478763, Entry date: 11/18/2015

Creating technological functions with TeleControl and OPEN OS for a consistent Process Visualization in PCS 7

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There is frequently a requirement to integrate third-party systems or controllers, which have not been programmed using PCS 7, into the process visualization of a PCS 7 control desk. SIMATIC PCS 7 TeleControl and SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS are the tools that you can use to meet these requirements.

PCS 7 TeleControl provides a number of standard functions (types) that you can use to map and operate on the OS most of the functions of process-controlled plants. Due to the diversity of the programs of third-party systems, PCS 7/OPEN OS is supplied without any pre-configured functions. For configuring the technological functions, both engineering tools use DBA (Database Automation) program and the WinCC Graphics Designer to create visualization.

Application Example
A storm water tank is configured as a Remote Terminal Unit and integrated into the process visualization of the higher-level control systems using SIMATIC PCS 7 TeleControl. It is possible to configure the majority of the functionality using existing types. However, there is no appropriate type for the motor valve with an analog servo position that is used. You must create a new IEC type that meets the requirements of the motor valve.

You can find additional information and the storm water tank project in the item: "Remote control of S7-1200 RTU with PCS 7 TeleControl (IEC protocol)" 109475749

You can find additional information and examples about PCS 7/OPEN OS in the item: "Integration of third-party Systems with SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS" 49740087

In this application example, we will show you how you can extend the functionality of an existing IEC type of PCS 7 TeleControl so that it meets the requirements of a technological function for which there is no appropriate type yet.

Key Content
  • Configuring the TeleControl type using DBA
  • Creating the block icon Screen configuration using the WinCC Graphics Designer
  • Step-by-step guide as a supplement to the product documentation


  • Transparency of the configuration method
  • Demonstration project to demonstrate the solution
  • Reduced costs for creating bespoke types

To use the sample project, it is assumed that the following software is available:

  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 with SIMATIC PCS 7 TeleControl V8.1

The procedure is valid for higher versions of SIMATIC PCS 7, TeleControl and STEP 7.

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