Process alarms, status and operation messages from various sources contain plenty of information which sometimes only becomes visible with computer-aided analysis methods. PM-ANALYZE does not only allow the display of messages and alarms from various sources. With its comfortable filtering and analysis capabilities it also provides an optimal overview even with large numbers of alarms. Analysis results can be directly transfered into Microsoft Excel for even further processing with standard office productivity tools.
By combining and centrally archiving alarms from PCS7, WinCC, WinCCflexible, WinCC V11/12, the Microsoft Windows event log and further arbitrary sources via text import PM-ANALYZE can reveal complex correlations.
The frequency analysis finds the most frequent alarms. By grouping the results freely even over multiple columns the results can be easily broken down e.g. by alarm source. This extends the functionality of a classical top x analysis towards a more technological oriented top x analysis.
The flickering analysis identifies alarms that are occurring in bursts within short time frames. With this analysis methods those burst packages can be accurately spotted with an adjustable threshold.
The volume analysis splits the alarms in an configurable timeframe into multiple smaller sub intervals in order to locate clusters that occur in specific timeframes. E.g. a complete month can be split in single days to see if there are increased alarm counts on specific days.
Complex filters can be stored either individually for each user or globally for all users in the filter library. Saved filters can be instantly applied later on.
Hierarchical filters with up to 4 levels allow spotting of relevant alarms quickly and easily. The applicable filter criterions used by PM-ANALYZE are automatically calculated from the underlying database.
The integrated quick search instantly reduces the displayed alarm list to matching entries.
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To ensure the secure operation of a plant or machine it is also necessary to take suitable preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and to integrate the automation and drive components into a state-of-the-art holistic industrial security concept for the entire plant or machine. Any third-party products that may be in use must also be taken into account. Please find further information at: http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity