Line integration at the Food & Beverage Industry (Overview)
In the Food & Beverage Industry is substantial room for improvement, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of existing and planned new production lines.
An essential contribution to this will provide the integrated linking of production lines and machines from the inbound of raw material to production, packaging up to the outgoing goods, as well as the consistent recording of production parameters like quantities, machine time, etc. These data can be analyzed by management systems and sustainable measures for improvement can be initiated to save production costs and optimize the usage of all resources like water, air, gas, energy and steam.
For these reasons customers increasingly install production monitoring systems covering the complete wall to wall production flow from intake of raw materials through the actual production of their products until the final packaging and palletizing for shipping.
Siemens offers full standardized ready-to-use machine integration for OEM machine builders with full support by Siemens Line Management System for the line operating authority. To support this process, Siemens offers for OEMs, Sis and end customers a ready to use concept based on PDI-Interface.
The software is based on the international standards of OMAC - User Group and Weihenstephan Standards which sets the industry-standard for the according data interfaces.
The ready-to-use machine integration of Siemens makes available the following ready solutions within the different automation levels:
Network Planning and Diagnose for SINEMA Server
PDI - Plant Data Interface for the factory automation
Brownfield Connection Concept - PWA Box S7-1214C
LML - Line Monitoring Library for SIMATIC IT LMS
Line HMI for Human Machine Interface
PWA DCS – Plant Wide Automation for PCS 7
LCU - Line Control Unit - for SIMATIC S7-1500
For questions concerning the application, please feel free to address your Local Siemens Contact.
Your benefits at a glance
- Based on the worldwide existing and all-purpose OMAC and Weihenstephaner Standard, which are defined by end-customers
OEM / SI:
- Pre-engineered and tested modules from the market leader for automation technology
- Minimization of engineering time
- Easy integration of management systems for the line integration, like SIMATIC IT LMS
- Higher transparency of all plant information
- Improvement of analysis options
- Acceleration of decision-making through optimal views of information with the aim of
- Increase the availability
- Reduction of unplanned shutdowns
- Reduction of failures
- Optimization of the resource management
- Transparent data availability for all levels of task
- OMAC – Specification ANSI/ISA-TR88.00.02-2015 (Approved 26 October 2015)
- Weihenstephan - Specification of the Interface content (Version 08)
- STEP 7 V5.5 SP3 is recommended for S7-300 / S7-400
- TIA Portal Professional V13 SP1/V14 for TIA Portal S7 Engineering
- SCOUT 4.4 for SIMOTION
- SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 for line integration via WinCC Channel
- SIMATIC NET V12.0 SP2 for line integration via OPC-Server
The procedure is valid for higher versions of SIMATIC PCS 7, STEP 7, TIA Portal, SIMOTION SCOUT and SIMATIC WinCC.
- Added the Topic "Brownfield Connection Concept"