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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 62383298, Entry date: 07/13/2017

Monitoring Machines and Plants with Network Cameras and SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels

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  • Associated product(s)
SIMATIC Comfort Panels and the KTP Mobile Panels providing a camera control. It shows videos from IP cameras in HMI Runtime.

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.

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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.

  Documentation (2,2 MB) 
 Registrierung notwendig  Project for TP1200 Comfort (10,0 MB) 

For versions from WinCC Comfort V11 SP2 Update 3 to WinCC V13 SP1 you are able to install the "CamControlES" manually. 65647473 

Further Information
Monitoring Machines and Plants via Live Video with WinCC V7 and WinCC Professional 58074046

Last Change
Add cameras

Additional Keywords
web camera, plant monitoring, IP camera, monitoring camera, video monitoring, WLAN camera, Webcam, Network camera