Recipe- / Product- Data Management, Job Control
Manufacturing specifications, recipes and parameter sets are used for providing production set points in all kinds of industries and must be managed, monitored for changes in an powerful database and also be clearly displayed to ensure operational quality. Production orders are created based on these set points in order to provide plan able shop floor operation.
PM-CONTROL offers a flexible parameter control system for that purpose with UI components that can be seamlessly integrated into the WinCC operator screens. Set points can be transferred to WinCC, PCS7, WinCC flexible, WinCC (TIA Portal) and also via OPC/DA even if a recipe contains set points for multiple of the above targets in combination.
The recording of recipe changes in an audit trail and the support of electronic signatures make PM-CONTROL the ideal solution in the regulated industry.
The integrated, centralized engineering library PM-LIBRARY allows the exchange and reuse of already configured components in multiple projects.
The latest product extensions like e.g. the graphical planning chart for the display of production orders, the rule based checking and calculation of recipe parameters and the possibility to even create a complete custom recipe editor are consequently following the trend to provide more ease of use, overview and flexibility.
Graphical order planning chart:
he planning chart control that can be easily integrated into operator screens displays the approximate processing time of all scheduled production orders over all utilized production units at a glance.
The relevant time frame can be controlled from the surrounding process screen ensuring that only the relevant planning horizon is shown. Irrelevant if that means displaying a day, a week, a month or only the next hour.
Rule based checking and calculation of recipe parameters:
With an increasing number of required recipe parameters the relationships and dependencies between set point can sometimes no longer be expressed with simple upper/lower limits. Sometimes multiple set points are correlated and must therefore be checked in combination. PM-CONTROL allows the definition of validation rules that e.g. the sum of a defined set of parameters does not exceed a specific threshold.
Parameter values may be calculated dependant from current values in production e.g. in order to compensate variations in specific properties of raw materials. Also influences that are originating from the production process like e.g. wear effects of tools can be taken into account at the point in time when the recipe is designed.
Custom recipe editors:
Several use cases require the display of parameter sets in a way that is more tailored towards displaying an real world image of a machine instead of displaying a tabular list of parameters.
PM-CONTROL allows the creation of custom recipe editors with the standard WinCC graphical editors by providing an API set that allows the design of almost every recipe editor UI imaginable.
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.
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