Siemens Portal Features Cloud-Based Engineering

Nov. 7, 2016
New technology update provides enhanced energy management and motion control, cloud connectivity and digital twin for virtual commissioning.

Siemens launches Version 14 (V14) of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal. TIA now includes cloud-based engineering where users can access the ‘plant controller’ from their private cloud with the Portal Cloud Connector.  Cloud-based engineering can also be accessed through MindSphere, the Siemens cloud solution for industry, for additional digital services.

Version 14 new features include:

  • PLCSim Advanced with interfaces to simulation software such as Plant Simulation and Process Simulate. A Simatic S7-1500 controller can be simulated as a digital twin with PLCSim Advanced for virtual commissioning.
  • New interface for product data management in Teamcenter, Siemens data collaboration platform for design, planning and engineering. The user can create model-based programs with a new interface to Matlab/Simulink.
  • TIA Portal V14 also extends motion control functionality and applications within the S7-1500 controller family. The new Simatic S7-1500 T-CPUs enable Simatic users to solve advanced motion control tasks, such as gearing and camming, in a familiar environment.
  • The new multi-user function has been added for decentralized work concepts providing (multiple) users with access to a server project.  The concepts include automatic synchronization and the facilitation of device, object and function-based organization of automation tasks. Parameter assignment and evaluation of the 3VA molded-case circuit breaker and the 7KM PAC series of measuring instruments are also new. This simplifies acquisition of energy values for the infeed system, electrical outputs and individual loads, according to Siemens.
  • The new ProDiag option reportedly offers detailed plant and machine monitoring with minimal configuration and visualization costs. Support is provided with automated code generation and HMI synchronization functions. WinCC/WebUX help, not only to monitor plant processes, but also, (if necessary) to control them via the Internet or intranet via mobile HMI devices. The process data are available worldwide. The Simatic Energy Suite facilitates easy parameter assignment and evaluation of many measuring components. The Simatic Energy Suite increases the transparency of energy flows and helps to save energy in accordance with ISO 50001. The TIA Portal V14 now gives all Simatic S7-1500 controllers OPC UA server functionality, such as for standardized connections to a Manufacturing Execution System for vertical plant integration.

For more information, visit: www.siemens.com

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