SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator (PAA) using a practical example
Objective of this application example
This application example is a "best practice" example and shows you the basic functions and benefits of the SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator (PAA) software solution by means of a sample project.
PAA is used primarily in the detail engineering phase of plant planning.
In this planning phase, there are a variety of requirements to improve the conventional planning process of an installation, save time, reduce costs, and conserve resources.
The following challenges and questions result from this:
- There may be errors and inconsistencies, since different tools are used and the multiplicity of interfaces increase the error potential.
- Different data bases are used.
- The traceability of changes must be ensured.
- Data must be entered once and be able to be used again.
- How can projects be more efficiently planned and documented?
- How can the project quality be improved?
- How can project flexibility and duration be improved?
- How can costs be reduced?
This application sample provides an initial insight into how you can implement the requirements and issues shown here, using the SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator software solution.
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