Siemens launches Simatic PCS neo, a new, web-based process control system. Main features include global web-based collaboration in engineering and operation and an intuitive user interface that displays all relevant information in a single workbench.
Users reportedly benefit from an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that allows them to reach any application with just a few clicks. Simatic PCS neo’s workbench lets users change between the engineering and the monitoring & control view at any time. The object-oriented data model increases efficiency and quality over the plant lifecycle, according to Siemens.
All information can reportedly be accessed at any time, from any location, using a secure web connection. The web-based system allows multiple users to work in parallel and does not require local software installation. Central, object-oriented data management ensures consistent, reliable data at all times, according to Siemens.
Simatic PCS neo features an open and flexible architecture, in which modular engineering with support of module type packages (the open MTP standard) is already integrated. The control system scales to support applications of all sizes, from small process modules up to the largest plants. This is made possible by reusing engineering templates for the easy scale-up and adaptation to different plant sizes.
Simatic PCS neo will meet the requirements of the standard IEC 62443. It sustainably implements the well-known multi-layer "defense-in-depth" security concept. The system also reportedly fulfills the specifications defined in the Charter of Trust.