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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 86302104, Entry date: 03/12/2018

Line Integration at the Food & Beverage Industry – Plant Data Interface

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Siemens offers full standardized ready-to-use machine integration for OEM machine builders with full support by SIMATIC IT Line Monitoring System (LMS) for the line operating authority. To support this process, Siemens offers a concept based on PDI-Interface. The Plant Data Interface (PDI) based on the standards of OMAC User Group and Weihenstephan Standards.

The Plant Data Interface is part of the Line Integration Concept at the Food & Beverage Industry. An overview of the Line Integration Concept you can find here.

The Plant Data Interface (PDI) contains interface modules for integrating different automation systems into the Line Monitoring System. The Plant Data Interface is divided up into the following Areas:
  • BASIC for visualization and optionally for line monitoring
  • LCU for line control
  • PEC for energy consumption
  • PARA for machine specific parameters

The PDI function blocks and the extension Line HMI for SIMATIC WinCC can be integrated easily into existing applications. To extend the line visualization with OEE/KPI functionality the Line Monitoring Libraryfor SIMATIC IT LMS can be used.

The software is based on the international standards 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 standard, which is defined by end-customers. As well as for the Weihenstephan standard.

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

  • Minimization of engineering time

  • Easy integration of management systems for the line integration, like SIMATIC IT LMS

  • Higher transparency of all plant information

  • Improvement of analysis options

  • Acceleration of decision-making through optimal views of information with the aim of

    • Increasing the availability

    • Reduction of unplanned shutdowns

    • Reduction of failures

    • Optimization of the resource management

    • Transparent data availability for all levels of task


  • OMAC – Specification ANSI/ISA-TR88.00.02-2015 (Approved 26 October 2015)
  • Weihenstephan - Specification of the Interface Content (Version 08)
  • STEP 7 V5.5 SP3 is recommended for S7-300 / S7-400
  • TIA Portal Professional V13 SP1 for TIA Portal S7 Engineering
  • SCOUT 4.4 for Simotion
  • SIMATIC WinCC V7.3 for line integration via WinCC Channel
  • SIMATIC NET V12.0 + SP2 for line integration via OPC-Server

Downloads based on the standards of OMAC User Group
  Documentation - Plant Data Interface based on OMAC (1003,4 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  STEP 7 V5.5 Source Files PDI - OMAC (49,4 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  TIA Portal V14 Library PDI - OMAC (224,5 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION SCOUT Source Files PDI - OMAC (35,7 KB)

Downloads based on Weihenstephan Standards
  Documentation - Plant Data Interface based on Weihenstephan (984,1 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  STEP 7 V5.5 Source Files PDI - WS (6,0 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  TIA Portal V14 Library PDI - Weihenstephan (222,7 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION SCOUT Source Files PDI - WS (69,4 KB)

Downloads PDI interface test tool
  Documentation - PDI interface test tool (2,1 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  TIA Portal V14 Test Tool (5,2 MB)

Last Changes

  • Update to TIA Portal V14

Additional keywords
PWA, Plant wide automation, WS Pack, S88

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