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Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator V3.0 - for more flexible and integrated plant engineering

The picture shows the Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator V3.0.

The picture shows the Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator V3.0.

For companies in the process industry, smooth and more efficient processes in the engineering workflow for processing plants give a crucial competitive edge. Many internal and external contributors to a project combined with a wide range of data formats and interfaces often lead to transmission errors and system interrupts. The result is not only loss of information, but also the need for manual rework. Version 3.0 of the PAA supports the flexible importing of signal lists and/or measuring point lists, for example. These are frequently exchanged between plant and engineering planners. The time-consuming specification and strict adherence to rigid Excel structures is no longer necessary. This provides greater flexibility during the planning phase and reduces coordination work.
In addition to supporting the standard for the import of device-specific master data (GSD data, which is operated on Profibus), Version 3 of PAA also enables the easy and quick configuration of Profinet-capable devices. For the open exchange of engineering data between CAE system and PCS engineering tools, the latest NE 150 standard is supported. With system-wide, open and flexible data exchange for lists, GSDML and NE150 files, the new version offers a long-term competitive edge.
Use of this system together with the new Simit simulation software Version 10.1 creates an even more seamless image of the digital twin for the process industry. Through virtual commissioning, the created automation project can be checked intensively in terms of function before actual commissioning takes place. This minimizes possible error sources. The integrated engineering with the PAA offers a comprehensive and seamless workflow, providing quick, high-quality automation engineering and documentation of a plant.

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