Apart from the Siwarex and Simatic components, the Siemens solution
also includes the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal engineering framework
for easy project engineering in the plant. The benefit of the Siemens solution
includes the fact that components from third-party suppliers, such as the
complete instrumentation in this instance, can be integrated into a system
without any problems. In addition to this, the system displays the entire
weighing process digitally which provides a high degree of transparency and
traceability, making quality assurance easier and significantly increasing
plant efficiency. Any information required from anywhere in the entire
weighing process is available to employees in the control room or on local
HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) via Siwarex, as are diagnostic or error
messages which can be quickly identified and dealt with. Manual calibrations
are also a thing of the past, making handling easier and increasing accuracy.
Last but not least, Siwarex can accommodate both analog
and digital inputs
and outputs for a range of different tasks.