The library also contains matching project documents – ranging from specifications to test procedures. Also new is the free "Consultant DVD" with an efficient toolbox that effectively supports engineering offices, system integrators and plant operators in all phases of planning for water management installations. Specifications of work and services, for example, can thus be drawn up with remarkably little effort.
The Simatic Water Library with standardized modules and typical applications facilitates the engineering and commissioning of automation solutions in the water industry. As its appearance and user philosophy have been aligned to PCS 7, the familiarization process for the user is only minimal. The library contains automation functions and graphic user windows, i.e. the so-called faceplates required by the water industry.
Examples of additional functions provided by the library are multiple-maintenance concepts with local panels and controllers. This makes it possible to set up hierarchical plant structures very efficiently, with a main control center, subordinate control centers and various stations. In addition, communication modules for simplified integration of standard and highly available Simatic S7 400 controllers are provided, supplemented with product modules for Simocode motor management as well as the Sinamics G120 and Micromaster MM440 drives.The Water Library is also suitable for smaller plants where the 'Simatic WinCC' Scada system and S7 300 controllers are used. On the basis of S7 300 controllers, subsystems with local control such as dosing stations, blower stations or cogeneration plants can easily be integrated in the higher-level process control system.
In addition, numerous specimen applications for medium-sized and large-scale sewage plants, as well as for a medium-sized waterworks, are likewise available. Examples for waterworks, pump stations and reverse-osmosis installations are in preparation. With the Consultant DVD, planners can expect savings of up to 20 % in terms of costs and time.
Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry Automation
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For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results – obtained by scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Montpellier and several laboratories from University Paris-Saclay – were recently published in the journal Nature.
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