Pro View process data visualization is a universal tool that is not tied to any specific platform, enabling efficient analysis of operating data. It can be used on a PC in the office or on a tablet or smartphone while on the move.
In many industries, monitoring the mixing process is necessary for reasons of quality assurance, particularly if plants are working automatically, without direct control by a designated member of staff. Changes in the properties or quantities of raw materials/of the product, for example, result in changes in the mixer’s power draw or in the moisture content of the mix. Pro View enables simple and quick analysis of the process values in such situations.
Up until now, reading off operating data has been a laborious business. In most cases, data from the plant controller can only be downloaded using a USB stick, and the operator is then required to import this into existing programs. It takes a lot of time and practice before usable displays and reports are achieved.
Pro View process data visualization makes life easier. All parameters monitored by sensors in the plant can be viewed in detail in diagrammatic form, on a PC in the office or using a mobile phone while on the move. The data remains in the company, and is stored locally on the machine/plant, not in a Cloud.
Embedded systems grow more intelligent
Interface becomes International Standard
E-SOL, a developer of real-time embedded software solutions, today announced that SHIM has been formalized as IEEE Std 2804-2019, the first such standard to be formulated by the IEEE Computer Society/Design Automation/Software-Hardware Interface for Multi-many-core Working Group (IEEE C/DA/SHIM WG), which was established in February of last year within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Multi-many-core Working Group’s role was to work on the standardization of hardware architecture descriptions from the standpoint of software design. Masaki Gondo, eSOL’s CTO and Technology Headquarters GM, played a central role in formulating the standard, serving as working group chair and making continuous contributions that resulted in the standard being issued less than one year after the working group got underway, an extraordinarily short time for an IEEE standard.
The IEEE C/DA/SHIM WG was established in February 2019 as a working group for the standardization of hardware architecture descriptions from the standpoint of software design within the Design Automation Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society, one of the 39 separate societies within the IEEE. This working group is in charge of defining descriptive standards of architecture from the standpoint of software design for Software-Hardware Interface for Multi-many core (SHIM), as well as providing XML schemas to abstract the key hardware properties that are critical to enabling multi-many-core tools. The XML interface will assist in reducing costs for supporting new multi-many-core hardware. This is expected to spur development of new and innovative multi-many-core tools for building an ecosystem of multi-many-core technology.
Easy machine validation
Guided safety acceptance test for frequency converters
With Sinamics Startdrive commissioning software, Siemens supports machine builders in the validation of safety functions for Sinamics frequency converters with a guided acceptance test. With Sinamics Startdrive, Siemens offers a tool for the integration of drive hardware into the TIA Portal engineering framework. The integrated guided acceptance test for safety functions is available for Sinamics G and S series frequency converters and complies with EN ISO 13849-2 and IEC 62061.
The safety acceptance test is extremely user-friendly. A wizard guides the user step by step through the acceptance process and checks whether the safety functions have been parameterized correctly and executed correctly in the relevant application. For documentation purposes, a standard-compliant acceptance report is then created automatically. With the safety acceptance test integrated in Sinamics Startdrive, Siemens helps machine builders to carry out the legally required validation of safety functions easily and safely.