Siemens Ltd has delivered its 30,000th Simatic PCS 7 system worldwide, securing Siemens position within the top three distributed control system technology providers globally.
Mr Ashish Bhat, Siemens Executive Marketing Manager, Industry Automation, said the Siemens PCS 7 provides all the benefits of the open system architecture of Totally Integrated Automation.
“It is a flexible, scalable, powerful and innovative distributed control system that enables users to quickly respond to changing market demands,” Mr Bhat explained.
“With installations in over 10,000 systems across all process industry sectors, the wide spectrum of Simatic PCS7 applications includes package units to large plants involving over 100,000 I/O process signals.”
Seamless integration provides more than a conventional process control system; direct integration of electrical infrastructure, route control for material transport and telecontrol systems. What is unique about these products is their common system base. Process automation, discrete control (high-speed logic), process safety (SIS) and batch processes use the same hardware and software.
The latest ‘Advanced Process Library’ Simatic PCS7, available since the start of the year, provides a large number of pre-defined functions, which all help to significantly cut the costs of planning and engineering.
Mr Bhat said Siemens ongoing development of the PCS7 will support customers with the optimisation of the plant life cycle. “Users are set to gain even greater benefits in future from the parallel process strategy in all phases of the life cycle, ranging from the planning and operating phase through to the refurbishment of a plant. Siemens is continually working towards bringing new solutions to the table, to make our systems more efficient and beneficial for our customers,” he said.