Siemens Industry Online Support
Siemens AG
Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109740578, Entry date: 08/21/2017

PC Station

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By installing a SIMATIC PC Station the diagnostic functions can used, for example, to diagnose a network error. Furthermore, the status of the individual components, such as fans or hard disks of your IPCs can be diagnosed by the integrated system diagnostic.

Amongst other uses, industrial PCs are employed as data servers, data gateways or industrial workstations in automation technology. It is to be shown how you can already integrate a SIMATIC industrial PC during the configuration into your automation solution. This has the decisive advantage that you can also use the comprehensive diagnostic functions of the SIMATIC automation technology for the integrated industrial PC. With the help of the PC Station you can use DiagBase, WinCC Diagnostic Viewer and the web server as diagnostics.

  Documentation PC Station (2,5 MB)

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Diagnostics, maintenance, software controller

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