PCS Neo is the newest automation system in the Siemens portfolio. PCS Neo will replace two control system software systems, and integrate PCS 7 and T3000 (Power plant automation system) into one common platofrm. This will ensure that process automation and power plant automation functionality will be included in this new system. The feature highlights of PCS Neo are:
PCS Neo is used in the process industries. a couple of industries that benefit from using PCS Neo are:
Due to the high degree of instrumentation and control items in a process line, a bigger capacity PLC need s to be used, and so the Siemens 410 CPU needs to be used in the process industry. When talking about single line – single product production on a small scale, TIA Portal should be used, In multi line or multi product cases or bigger single line instance, PCS Neo is usually the better option. This is due to the slower(max 10ms) but higher capacity PLC, and more complex and numerous Remote IO Systems including modular redundancy system.
From PCS 7 it is very straight forward to upgrade to PCS Neo. The only things you will need is the following besides a compatible PCS 7 version:
PCS Neo is fully compatible with PCS 7, and because it will replace this system, it will have all the advantages of using PCS 7 for your process automation system. Additionally the following added advantages can be gained.
Because the engineering system is based on HMTL5, a multi user engineering system is one of the most important changes in this new engineering system. The library used in PCS Neo is the same as PCS 7 and so are the programming options. PLC Software is still programmed using the library blocks and charts and sequences are still visually programmed as a sequence, which will automatically configure and generate the visualization screens.
iAUTOMATION is an engineering company that specialized in solutions for the process industry. We have had a number of demonstrations and projects from the first Beta versions of PCS Neo. Due to our close contact with Siemens, and our ability to test PCS Neo at every development stage, we are very well informed on how PCS Neo works, and also how to implement and upgrade to it.
iAUTOMATION is an automation specialist that focuses on industrial automation, IT and the links between these two fields. With many years of experience in the industrial automation and IT world, iAUTOMATION is a mature partner that will benefit you.
iAUTOMATION provides complete projects for the industrial automation world with a specialty in PCS 7 consultancy and engineering. But other systems are also known to us and can be implemented by iAUTOMATION.
With knowledge of virtualization, networks, domains and IT management, iAUTOMATION is also a very suitable partner for all your IT questions and projects. We will always assist you with great enthusiasm and knowledge in your projects, and try to relieve our customers by proactively and positively tackling your project.