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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109483798, Entry date: 05/20/2016

Package Unit Integration with SIMATIC PCS 7 at the Food & Beverage Industry

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Siemens offers full standardized, ready-to-use machine integration for OEM machine builders and for the line operating authority. The Plant Data Interface (PDI) for PCS 7 based on the standards of OMAC User Group and Weihenstephan Standards. Based on this blocks there are matching faceplates to support a fast and easy line integration.

In the Food & Beverage Industry is substantial room for improvements at line integration of existing and planned new production lines. An essential contribution to this will provide the integrated linking of machines from the inbound of raw material to production, packaging up to the outgoing goods. So the OEM and the line operating authority have the same goal: Easy integration of a line and a reliable continues run of all systems to minimalize the cost and resources (water, air, gas, energy and steam).

In the following topic you can find an overfiew of the
SIEMENS Plant Wide Automation (PWA) in the Food & Beverage industry.

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 PDI-Interface for PCS 7 supports:

  • BASIC for visualization and optionally for line monitoring

  • PARA for machine specific parameters

The software is based on the international standard of OMAC-User group and Weihenstephan Standards  which sets the industry-standard for the according data interfaces. 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 Weihenstephan standards, defined by end-customers

  • Based on a worldwide existing DCS system (PCS 7)

  • Pre-engineered and tested modules from the market leader for automation technology

  • Minimization of engineering time

  • Full integrated in PCS 7 (CFC, APL, OS)

  • Easy integration of management systems for the line integration


  • OMAC – Specification ANSI/ISA-TR88.00.02-2015 (Approved 26 October 2015)

  • Weihenstephan - Physical interface specifications (Version 08)

  • This entry was created with SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 SP1, the procedure is valid for higher versions of SIMATIC PCS 7.

  Plant Data Interface for SIMATIC PCS 7 based on OMAC (1,4 MB)
  Plant Data Interface for SIMATIC PCS 7 based on Weihenstephan Standards (1,4 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMATIC PCS 7 Demo Project (129,2 MB)

Further informations
Documentation and Library – Plant Data Interface
Function blocks for the machine-integration based on PDI-Interface

SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (V8.1)
Function manual PCS 7 APL

SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 APL Style Guide
The APL Style Guide provides the information, design specifications and rules that you require to adapt project-specific blocks in conformance with APL

Additional Keywords
PWA, WS, WS Pack, Line-Concept, Line HMI, S88

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