Software for maintenance tasks
Consistently high productivity is the competitive requirement par excellence in every production. Production downtimes should be avoided if possible or - if that cannot be accomplished completely - be kept as minor as possible. Frequently, downtimes are also caused by less than optimal maintenance.
Here, intelligent maintenance strategies can be employed, whose essential goal is to make the maintenance plannable, as a result of which downtimes are considerably reduced.
SIMATIC Automation Tool
The SIMATIC Automation Tool supports and facilitates commissioning and service tasks with SIMATIC S7-1200, SIMATIC S7-1500, SIMATIC ET200SP CPU and distributed I/O independent from the engineering framework. Functions like update of the firmware version, assignment of addresses, time setting, accessing the diagnostic log or download a program. These are some of the possible features that can be executed with the SIMATIC Automation Tool. Also, this can be done simultaneously as mass operation.
SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager)
SIMATIC PDM is a universal, manufacturer-independent tool for configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of intelligent field devices and components.
SIMATIC PDM can be used as a service and diagnostics tool in the stand-alone version as well as integrated into engineering stations of SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station
Machines and plants are increasingly operated in places which are far away from the place of manufacture. Manufacturers of plants must nevertheless be able to provide support in the event of a fault. Especially during the warranty period this can result in high costs. TeleService helps to reduce this risk. TeleService allows remote servicing of SIMATIC S7/C7 automation systems or HMI devices using the programming device or PC.
SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor
SIMATIC IPC come standard with a high level of ruggedness and reliability thanks to their industrial architecture. With the PC diagnostics/alarm software SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor, this level can be further increased. IPC DiagMonitor monitors, signals and visualizes the operating statuses of the SIMATIC IPC both locally and remotely. SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor detects possible hardware and software errors early. A number of safety-relevant operating parameters are monitored and visualized