Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

High performance, scalable visualization with high operator comfort

13.03.2008
The Siemens Industry Division has clearly expanded the functionality of its visualization system Simatic WinCC in the new version 7.0. The universal scalable visualization system now offers operation in accordance with Windows Vista, easy language switching, high-performance analysis functions and an integrated MS SQL Server archive database. In the standard packages, the Power Tags have been doubled from 256 to 512 and from 1024 to 2048.
New WinCC objects for operable elements, which have been adapted to the Windows Vista design, provide the plant personnel with optical responses about possible or required inputs. Such elements are, for example, animated GIFs or displays highlighted by hover and glass effects. With the hover effect operable fields change color when they are touched by the cursor. With the glass effect, the fields can be displayed semi-transparently.

In the alarm and trend display, the controls were completely revised and functionally adapted. They are available in the previous classic version and now also in the new display, which is based on Windows Vista. A new feature allows the user to create individual buttons and to run the export function from every control. The user now configures the selections for display of alarms and trends online according to variably specifiable criteria. The calculation of an integral under a trend is a further example of a newly integrated function.

Expansions to the option WinCC/WebNavigator simplify the operation, for example the familiar multi-tabbing of Internet Explorer V7.0, in which multiple web sites can be simultaneously opened. In addition, the Web clients can be started as desired with or without Internet Explorer. The user can use this, for example, for higher plant security. In this way, the unintentional activation of Internet pages can be prevented in order to avoid the potential risk of "trojans."

A new text distributor simplifies the handling of the language variants. The editors can be switched online into five European and four Asian languages. The runtime system is configured in all supported languages. The language changeover also functions for archived messages, which simplifies the tracking of historical events.

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com

More articles from Machine Engineering:

nachricht Fine-tuning for additive production
15.11.2019 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS

nachricht Efficient engine production with the latest generation of the LZH IBK
13.11.2019 | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

All articles from Machine Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Virus multiplication in 3D

Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level.

For viruses to multiply, they usually need the support of the cells they infect. In many cases, only in their host’s nucleus can they find the machines,...

Im Focus: Cheers! Maxwell's electromagnetism extended to smaller scales

More than one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" (1865). What would our lives be without this publication?

It is difficult to imagine, as this treatise revolutionized our fundamental understanding of electric fields, magnetic fields, and light. The twenty original...

Im Focus: Highly charged ion paves the way towards new physics

In a joint experimental and theoretical work performed at the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, an international team of physicists detected for the first time an orbital crossing in the highly charged ion Pr⁹⁺. Optical spectra were recorded employing an electron beam ion trap and analysed with the aid of atomic structure calculations. A proposed nHz-wide transition has been identified and its energy was determined with high precision. Theory predicts a very high sensitivity to new physics and extremely low susceptibility to external perturbations for this “clock line” making it a unique candidate for proposed precision studies.

Laser spectroscopy of neutral atoms and singly charged ions has reached astonishing precision by merit of a chain of technological advances during the past...

Im Focus: Ultrafast stimulated emission microscopy of single nanocrystals in Science

The ability to investigate the dynamics of single particle at the nano-scale and femtosecond level remained an unfathomed dream for years. It was not until the dawn of the 21st century that nanotechnology and femtoscience gradually merged together and the first ultrafast microscopy of individual quantum dots (QDs) and molecules was accomplished.

Ultrafast microscopy studies entirely rely on detecting nanoparticles or single molecules with luminescence techniques, which require efficient emitters to...

Im Focus: How to induce magnetism in graphene

Graphene, a two-dimensional structure made of carbon, is a material with excellent mechanical, electronic and optical properties. However, it did not seem suitable for magnetic applications. Together with international partners, Empa researchers have now succeeded in synthesizing a unique nanographene predicted in the 1970s, which conclusively demonstrates that carbon in very specific forms has magnetic properties that could permit future spintronic applications. The results have just been published in the renowned journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Depending on the shape and orientation of their edges, graphene nanostructures (also known as nanographenes) can have very different properties – for example,...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

The Future of Work

03.12.2019 | Event News

First International Conference on Agrophotovoltaics in August 2020

15.11.2019 | Event News

Laser Symposium on Electromobility in Aachen: trends for the mobility revolution

15.11.2019 | Event News

 
Latest News

Supporting structures of wind turbines contribute to wind farm blockage effect

13.12.2019 | Physics and Astronomy

Chinese team makes nanoscopy breakthrough

13.12.2019 | Physics and Astronomy

Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure

13.12.2019 | Materials Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>