SIMATIC is a family of SCADA and HMI systems developed by Siemens. SIMATIC WinCC can be used in combination with various types of industrial automation controllers produced by Siemens and many other equipment manufacturers. SIMATIC SCADA includes process visualization and a number of other high-performance functions for monitoring automated processes.
Large amounts of process data and messages from different sources.within the internal industrial automation network can be exported to third-party services and solutions, such as Clarify. Integrating SIMATIC SCADA data with Clarify provides a cost-efficient and simple way of getting value from this time series data.
Clarify makes it easy to visualize time series data from your industrial automation network, access it on web and mobile devices, as well as sharing data to other people. With Clarify, your organization can focus on key business goals instead of configuring dashboards or developing expensive custom solutions.
Siemens AG is a multinational conglomerate corporation and one of the largest industrial manufacturing companies in the world, headquartered in Munich, Germany. The portfolio of products and services by Siemens includes a wide range of offerings related to industrial automation and smart electronics across fields and industries. They include construction automation equipment and systems, industrial plant-related products, smart healthcare electronics, transportation and logistics solutions, etc.
History of Siemens
Siemens traces its history back to 1847, when Siemens & Halske (full original name of the company was Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske) was founded as a provider of innovative telegraphing solutions. In 1848, Siemens & Halske built a 500 km-long telegraph line from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, first of its kind in Europe. In 1867, Siemens & Halske built a global telegraph line that was more than 11,000 km in length and stretched from London to Calcutta, India. Officially incorporated in 1897, in 1903 the company merged with Schuckert & Co, changing its name to Siemens-Schuckert.
In the 1950s, Siemens & Halske started to manufacture various electronic products, such as computers, semiconductor devices, washing machines, and pacemakers.
In 1966, three Siemens companies—Siemens & Halske, Siemens-Schuckertwerke, Siemens-Reiniger-Werke—merged to form Siemens AG.
Over the years, Siemens AG acquired a large number of companies in multiple industries. As a result, today Siemens AG has 285 production and manufacturing facilities operating in more than 190 countries. The company employs around 360,000 people.
Business operations of Siemens AG are divided into multiple divisions, such as Industry, Energy Management, Healthcare (Siemens Healthineers), Infrastructure & Cities, Power and Gas, Building technologies, Mobility, Process Industries and Drives, Financial services, Automation, Digital Factory, and a number of others.
SIMATIC WinCC V7 systems are designed as all-encompassing SCADA solutions with a wide range of features to enable efficient operation of plants, consistent product quality, high availability, optimum resource efficiency, and other requirements of industrial automation solutions.
SIMATIC WinCC is the core SCADA solution by Siemens. It was developed for Microsoft Windows platform and has integrated Microsoft SQL Server support.
SIMATIC WinCC supports short time-to-market when building new plants and is designed to operate with minimum downtime during plant modifications. The solution also allows the integration of stand-alone editors for alarm logging, tag logging, text library, user administrator, user archive and the acoustic alarm into the configuration.
Another feature of SIMATIC WinCC is a graphics system that provides a number of instruments for project engineers, such as standardized preconfigured components for the creation of user-definable picture components and faceplates.
Historical process information is saved as WinCC process value archives in the integrated SQL database. WinCC basic system includes 512 already licensed archive tags. The memory requirement is optimized through software algorithms and loss-free compression functions such as the Swinging Door algorithm. In addition to automatic archiving, WinCC SCADA allows users to add values manually to the archive or to modify archive values later with the appropriate authorization.
SIMATIC Information Server
SIMATIC Information Server is a multi-system and multi-version reporting system for corporate activities. It allows users to create individually targeted analytical reports based on historic plant data on a web basis. Predefined templates facilitate the creation of reports.
WinCC IndustrialDataBridge (IDB)
WinCC IndustrialDataBridge uses standard interfaces to connect the industrial automation systems with external services and platforms. Systems from different manufacturers can be integrated by using a variety of standard interfaces, including OPC, OLE-DB, and SQL.
WinCC IndustrialDataBridge supports no-code configuration of data flows.
SIMATIC WinCC WebUX
SIMATIC WinCC WebUX is a mobile SCADA developed for use on smartphones, tablets, PCs and other mobile devices that support modern (HTML 5 capable) browsers. No installation on the client end is required for using WebUX.,
SIMATIC Process Historian
In addition to the archiving on a server feature in WinCC, central long-term archiving can be implemented with SIMATIC Process Historian, a standalone real-time database that supports a variety of products.
SIMATIC Process Historian serves as a long-term archive of data collected from various components of industrial automation systems.