Monitoring Machines and Plants with Network Cameras and SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels
From the point of view of production and security, it is very useful for many areas of industry and production plants to monitor the plant through a network camera.
Monitoring via network cameras lends itself especially in places where the view to the plant is difficult for the operator or where local conditions make the presence near machines impossible.
Another application case is the monitoring of several plant parts from one central location. The operator can quickly respond to a possible cause of malfunction and bring the respective tool on the way to the machine to remove the fault, e.g., a work piece being jammed in the machine.
For SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels the "CamControlES" camera control was developed. Via this camera control, images from a connected network camera can be output.
It is the aim of this application to show you the functionality and the integration of network cameras in connection with SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels.
The application describes all settings and configuration steps necessary to achieve this.
The following main points are discussed in this application:
- Installation of the "CamControlES" camera control for the Comfort Panel
(camera control to output camera images on the operator panel)
- Configuration of the "CamControlES" camera control
- Settings under WinCC Comfort
- Network camera settings
Prerequisiste for the application is the software version from WinCC Comfort V13 with SP1.
For versions from WinCC Comfort V11 SP2 Update 3 to WinCC V13 SP1 you are able to install the "CamControlES" manually. 65647473
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