The seamless integration into the SIMATIC PCS 7 engineering now allows object-oriented project planning for automation of switchgear including:
object library of functional modules, symbols and faceplates with the accustomed SIMATIC PCS 7 APL Look and Feel
technological library for electrical equipment (e.g.: feeder , motor, generator, transformer, power line)
automatic generation of objects for the operator station and
easy integration of new IEDs by importing their IEC 61850 device description (ICD)
Flexibility through integration of an existing PROFIBUS infrastructure.
In operation, this integration allows the use of basic control system functions such as:
the archiving of process values and messages
time synchronization of communication devices
alarm management system with time-stamping at source
processing of events in the correct sequence and
standardized user management as regards access rights.