This year’s SIAMTIC SCADA Conference Europe has concluded successfully. We would like to thank all participants for attending this first time ever combination event of the WinCC Specialists Conferences and WinCC OA UserDays and hope you enjoyed the keynote speeches, reference talks and workshops as well as detailed presentations of Best Practice applications by our partners.
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Keynotes and Partners
The Mini Fair where our partners presented their WinCC projects took place during the entire day from 09:15 am to 04:30 pm.
In the evening, all participants were invited to join us for a tour to the famous Alfa Romeo Museum and dinner.
News on systems and products, industry trends, and selected references and solutions from partners: Get more information on the events in the agenda.
Selected references from our customers
From the single bit to Industry 4.0: Join Parmalat for a journey through the evolution of automation systems over the past 30 years and learn how technological development and innovation contributes to efficient and safe production.
Lecturer: Ing. Daniele Ferrari
The National Centre of Oncological Hadrontherapy is one of six facilities in the world for the cure of radio-resistant or inoperable tumors making use of carbon ions and protons. CNAO’s ‘High Technology’ components consist of a set of accelerators and transport lines of particle beams.
Lecturer: Mr. Sergio Gioia
A2A Heating District in Milan
The A2A District Heating distributes heat to thousands of buildings and to main hospitals of the city of Milan. Thanks to centralized production (cogeneration), the system ensures significant economic savings and reduces the local pollution. Siemens supports A2A with a SIMATIC SCADA WinCC OA system that helps enhance efficiency and reduce overall costs.
Lecturer: Rinaldo Pellerano, Siemens
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. – High-speed rail - Colli Albani Gallery
The project concerns the management of the Lighting System and Electromotive Force (EMF).
SCADA communicates with a couple redundancy PLCs (Front End) through the Modbus/IP protocol. In the gallery, every 250 meters, there are peripheral PLCs that communicate with the Front End that detect the global information. The SCADA used for this project is Siemens WinCC OA 3.12 on Windows 7
Lecturer: Salvatore Novi
Workshops with Siemens experts and partners
Reference Workshop: Controlling particle therapy facility for cancer treatment with WinCC OA (Cosylab)
The Cosylab Accelerator Control System (ACS), which is based on WinCC OA, is the “brain” of nuclear accelerators: Its job is to control and monitor over a thousand different devices in a sub-microsecond synchronized fashion, in order to produce the desired beam characteristics. The workshop also explains how this solution was implemented at Hefei CAS Ion Medical and Technical Devices Co. Ltd in China.
Lecturer: Matevž Žugelj (Project Manager & Senior Software Developer) @Cosylab
Reference Workshop: Plant Visualization and AGV fleet management (FASO)
FASO presents a scalable product platform for automotive applications including roadmap, incubation projects and references and their licensing and partner program.
Lecturer: Georg Marchgraber (Head Siemens Shopfloor IT Solutions) @Siemens
Reference Workshop: Full automation of dairies (planemos GmbH)
SIMATIC WinCC V7 enables transparent production at the Bechtel dairy. Several servers and clients powered by WinCC V7 enables a fully integrated automation system for the production of milk, yoghurt and cheese.
Lecturer: Thomas Bux (CEO) @Planemos
Reference Workshop: Compliance DeSox Scrubber (AMG)
AMG presents a monitoring system for marine engine emissions with fuel oil operation: The software acquires all the measurements concerning the reduction of SoX emissions of a marine engine. It has been developed with SIMATIC WinCC Professional V15.0 and manages up to 6 systems with both process and compliance data.
Lecturer: Mr. Ruben Mataloni (Manager) @AMG
Reference Workshop: SIWELL – How IOT changes the Operation, Control and Analytics on the modern Oilfield (Siemens AG Austria)
SIWELL Artificial Lift Suite with the SIMATIC Nanobox edge computing device offers the oil industry next-generation automation for well pumps. The application is based on WinCC OA on the edge device and delivers high frequency data capture, online calculation of dynacards and relevant key performance indicators used to control and optimize pumping process.
Lecturer: Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Wimmer (Technical Head) @SIWELL Development
Reference Workshop: A complete SCADA system for sterilization (STERITECH SA)
STERITECH presents their customized solutions for pasteurizing or sterilizing food and medicaments in almost any packaging. The software TRILOGY is based on WinCC Professional and consists of 3 suites to help the managers comfortably handle their daily tasks through a complete solution for automation and visualization.
Lecturer: Christophe Wendling (Automation Manager) @STERITECH SA
Workshop: What`s New in WinCC OA
Lecturer: Markus Weber (WinCC OA Trainer & Senior Consultant) @ETM professional control GmbH / Mousser Kerkeni (WinCC OA Senior Consultant & Trainer) @ETM professional control GmbH
Workshop: Increase quality for SIMATIC WinCC OA
A high quality of an application is a must for a future-proof application. For improving this quality WinCC OA provides now a wide, flexible and customizable Testframework and several helpful programming options for faster and more efficient software testing.
Lecturer: Thomas Felkel (WinCC OA Consultant) @ETM professional control GmbH
Workshop: Future Trends in WinCC OA
You will learn how WinCC OA can be used to build IOT-solutions. A new software management mechanism allows you to centrally manage your WinCC OA projects and update them. New graphical widgets will be presented to improve user experience – for example a Maps Widget enables engineers to integrate tile based maps from google or open street maps and combine them with animated WinCC OA reference objects. The so called “Next Generation Archiver” is close to be released. Based on a fast NOSQL database as a first back end, the new functionality is presented and an outlook to WinCC OA’s archiving strategy and it’s advantages for new projects will be given.
Lecturer: DI (FH) Markus Trummer (Senior Consultant) @ETM professional control GmbH
Workshop: SCADA @ Digitalization
The next step of digitalization with SIMATIC SCADA as core component for vertical integration: Transform data into useful knowledge by efficient diagnostics, root cause analysis and benchmarking as base for decisions. Give your company a powerful digital presence by seamless interaction with production management (MES / ERP) and cloud-based applications for global benchmarking.
Lecturers: Bernd Staufer (Head of Business Development SCADA) / Brigitte Händler (Marketing Manager) @Siemens
Workshop: New Technology in WinCC
Thinking HMI further: Which trends and technologies to meet your future needs? Learn more about Web technologies (HTML5, SVG, Java script, responsive design), OT / IT connectivity (OPC UA, MQTT), standardization by object-oriented modelling and batch processing and Food&Beverage specific solutions.
Lecturers: Harald Gebuhr (Product Management) / Brigitte Händler (Marketing Manager) @Siemens
Workshop: What's new in TIA Portal V15.1
Get a complete overview about all the features that had been released with TIA Portal V15.1 (Step7, WinCC and options), including tips & tricks and live demonstrations for selected topics to give an impression of the benefits and handling of the features.
Lecturer: Rainer Uhl (Consultant & Trainer) @Siemens
Workshop: What's new in SIMATIC WinCC V7.5
Get a complete overview about all the features that had been introduced with SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 as well as released options. The presentation also provides tips & tricks and live demonstrations for selected topics to give an impression of the benefits and handling of the features.
Lecturer: Gunnar Lanz (Consultant & Trainer) @Siemens
Meet our partners at the Mini Fair
DCC global GmbH – Localization of a gravure printing press
With the help of the DCC Translation Editor, a first-class language switching of the HMI is achieved for the localization of the WinCC control of a gravure printing machine for the Brazilian market.
Lecturer: Tom Junge (Head of Sales)
Siemens Cranes – Send WinCC messages to iPhone and DECT
Forwarding messages of several WinCC stations to mobile devices of technicians and management: The messages are always sent directly and fully automatically to the responsible persons, including escalation plans for forwarding of messages that are not accepted within specified boundaries.
Lecturer: Daniel Vaihinger (Sales Manager)
SIMOCRANES CMS @ Digitalization
Availability, productivity and safety play a decisive role in cranes applications. Increasing demands lead to new concepts for digitalization and automation solutions. Remote operation of cranes, data management and data analytics (smart data) are the keys to manage the rapidly growing volume of freight.
Lecturer: Sven Koeppe (Business Development Manager Siemens)
JSC SCAD tech – SCAD CC Pipeline Kit & Pipelines Leak Detection System
SCAD CC Pipeline Kit is a unique software package, combining more than one system for dispatchers and engineering staff: dispatcher monitoring and control system, emergency protection system, leak detection and intensity system, staff training system, simulation system and much more.
Lecturer: Aurel Pascaru, MSC, MBA (Director – International Projects)
enet Framework – Process Industry and Infrastructure
The enet framework is a subset of many functions to build your projects very quickly, cost-effective and with reduced human mistakes. The framework is designed to operate with TIA Siemens S7-1500 and TIA WinCC Comfort or WinCC OA as visualization.
IDEA SRL – IWS SCADA for public utilities
The IWS (Integrated Watercase Solution) SCADA is the complete framework based on WinCC OA, developed to help public utilities to handle the water and wastewater telecontrol system.
Lecturer: Malte Neumann (Business Developer), Fabio Cesani (R&D)
Guarding the legend: Museo Storico Alfa RomeoGuests where invited to join us for an evening at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo at Arese for a tour of Alfa Romeo's distinctive DNA: Six floors of history binding past, present and future and complimenting the achievements of an extraordinary brand, its vehicles, its technology and style. The evening closed with a festive dinner at the museum.
Things to do and see in Milan
Milan, the metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops.
Some major sights and attractions
Art, culture, fashion, dining, sports – Milan has something for everyone.
• Milan Cathedral Duomo Di Milano
• The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci at Santa Maria delle Grazie
• Castello Sforzesco built in 1450
• Santa Maria delle Grazie church, a UNESCO World Heritage site
• The Teatro alla Scala opera house
• The historical basilica of Sant Ambrogio
• San Siro Stadion
• The Arco della Pace city gate
To complete your Milan experience, shop in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy's oldest active shopping mall, or in the many boutiques in the Quadrilatero della moda fashion district.
For directions, you can download a map of sights and attractions following this link:
Take the next step in the age of digitalization.
Digitalization is noticeably changing our world – and the world of industry. It is the key to more flexible, customized and efficient production. SIMATIC SCADA systems can provide an additional lever for further productivity increases, both in traditional control rooms and in combination with comprehensive or cloud-based solutions.
Digitalization as the key to increase productivityIn order to stay competitive in the long term, manufacturing companies must continuously improve their production: The time to market must be further reduced and processes must become increasingly efficient and flexible. At the same time, quality must not fall by the wayside. On the contrary: no defects is just about good enough. Optimization of automation alone is not sufficient to meet these ambitious goals. Companies also need integrated concepts for production – from data acquisition and analysis to strategic decision-making.
Connect your data: SCADA systems acquire data and establish an unrivaled data foundation
With SIMATIC SCADA, you are completely connected and can bring together data from different subsystems. In this way, you obtain a solid data base in which you can bundle and centrally archive data – as a basis for sound decision-making. What's more, you can optimize your business management: Need-to-know means that important information is available anytime, anywhere. With SIMATIC SCADA, you establish the basis for reliable and efficient operation of plants, consistent product quality, high availability and optimum resource efficiency. Together with an optimum user-friendly HMI design, you benefit from greater reliability and efficiency in your plants.
Maximum plant transparency for increased productivity
SCADA systems control and monitor complete processes – that is why transparency is crucial: only when all relevant information (KPIs) is available can efficient operation be ensured – this is true regardless of the industry or application and even for mobile access. SIMATIC SCADA can be used to implement targeted evaluations to meet specific requirements. However, it is not sufficient for these evaluations to relate only to the core function (e.g. production or infrastructure solution). Consideration of energy aspects is also critical for operating efficiency and thus for maximum productivity.
Nice to have or real benefit
Standardization and design go hand in hand: together they make operation more effective and reliable. Besides the clear and structured display of relevant information, optimum operator guidance also entails standardized interactions, such as for motors or pumps, so plant operators can recognize important plant conditions immediately and avoid making operating errors. Examples from the food & beverage, water & wastewater and infrastructure industries illustrate what constitutes a good HMI design and how you and your users benefit from this.
Flexibility and openness for your solution
Many industries have requirements that a standard HMI cannot adequately meet. For example, in the food & beverage industry, special requirements for traceability and documentation, quality assurance and order management must be taken into consideration. For water and wastewater treatment applications, SCADA systems must be able to integrate remote stations and produce DWA-M260 (formerly ATV) standardized reports, for example. Whether in production automation or in infrastructure applications: SIMATIC WinCC Professional, SIMATIC WinCC V7 and SIMATIC WinCC OA are scalable and provide flexibility to ensure the right solution in any industry.
Combine your knowledge: SCADA supports analyses for transforming data into useful know-how
With data mining, you can analyze data efficiently and evaluate it in a targeted manner. Benefit from the ability to receive direct notifications and efficient diagnostics for shorter downtimes. Show relationships: Make use of SIMATIC SCADA for root cause analysis and benchmarking as a valuable decision-making aid. And last but not least, SIMATIC SCADA is the basis for you to realize potential: identify optimization potential and measures for increased productivity and better operating efficiency.
Intelligent solutions for process management
With the SIMATIC WinCC Process Management System, users benefit from an intelligent solution based on proven standard solutions for process management: from integrated recipe/product data management, order control and order- and batch-related acquisition of process and production data to industry- and technology-neutral preventive maintenance planning and efficient analysis and localization of error sources and weak points. SIMATIC WinCC Process Management System enables you to optimize your processes – including a flexible communication solution between the automation level and SAP ERP.
Simple and integrated energy transparency
Maximum energy transparency in production with minimum effort: our energy management solutions support users in the automatic creation and intuitive configuration of energy measuring components and help to optimize and assess the energy efficiency of machines over their entire life cycle. The scalable solution for ISO 50001-compliant energy management helps you to save energy costs and to improve the overall productivity and efficiency of your processes.
Faster ways to digitalization
Harnessing the know-how of the SCADA Community for fast and efficient digitalization of plants – that is the motto of SloopTools. Partners can achieve this through access to digitalization solutions on their platform. This is made tangible by a specific example using Konica Minolta smart glasses in interaction with WinCC OA. This approach allows users to focus on their core competencies and to invest only a small amount of time and effort in other things.
Efficient Operation for wind parks
The "energy service portal" of EE-Technik is a business management software that can be understood as a parallel-running SCADA system. All manufacturers of energy generation facilities can be connected to this platform. You then not only have an overview of the plants but can also easily create your monthly, quarterly or annual reports for your customers.
Digitalize your business: SCADA is a strategic foundation and gives digital clout to your company
With SIMATIC SCADA, you have a single point of access: a central gateway supports you in achieving vertical integration and enables preprocessing of data for optimized information transfer. For business optimization, you can use on-premises solutions in interaction with production management (MES/ERP) or cloud-based open IoT systems. And, last but not least, SIMATIC SCADA supports holistic approaches: solutions such as virtual commissioning and virtualization ensure more productivity and greater efficiency
Virtual commissioning or virtual training on the digital tunnel twin – the combination of WinCC OA with TIA and NX allows the engineering, simulation and training on the digital twin, which significantly reduces the commissioning times and ensures top quality.
Thus, you can perform and optimize the complete engineering process already prior to completion of the tunnel. This ranges from the engineering of individual PLCs using the SCADA system through to point-to-point tests and virtual commissioning.
The operating staff can already be trained at an early stage. By simulating the digital twin, you can also train scenarios which cannot be simulated in the real tunnel or only with high expenditure. Thus, you can, for example, simulate fire scenarios using the digital twin. The direct reaction of the digital tunnel to the operator actions allows a realistic training already prior to completion of the setup of the tunnel.
Gateway to MES/ERP systems
Simply connect SIMATIC WinCC Professional or WinCC V7 to the higher-level SAP HANA management system. The WinCC Addon PM-OPEN HOST/S allows the automatic generation of measurement documents in SAP ERP.
In the simplest case, the process variables of the SCADA systems (e.g. SIMATIC WinCC Professional or WinCC V7) serve as data sources.
Further, the process values can be preprocessed for transmission using graphic calculation rules, without further intervention in the existing SCADA configuration. This allows to easily perform complex calculations based on archive values, messages or online variables and transfer the results obtained as measurement document to SAP ERP. For example, performance-based maintenance plans can be created in SAP ERP on the basis of existing machine information.
Retrofit with IOT-Suite
Modernization of existing out-of-date plants is often very time-consuming and extremely expensive. The IOT Suite can provide a fast and simple remedy for this. Through fast commissioning by an electrician and self-explanatory operation by the machine operator, even old machines become part of the new digital world. The integrated distribution mechanism for functionalities and updates of IoT devices reduces their operating expense and makes existing machines future-proof once they are upgraded.
Cloud-based virtualization in the water and wastewater industry
The IWS SCADA platform enables public water and wastewater supply facilities to be visualized and controlled centrally. The system uses the latest technologies to meet the demands arising from the increased size and spatial distribution of these facilities and to make it much easier to access the needed information. Modern cloud user access approaches enable you to determine how information is distributed.
Direct connection to the cloud
Direct connection of HMI to cloud-based systems with the MQTT protocol with WinCC V7.5 – for example, AWS, Azure or MindSphere
Linking real and digital worlds
Connecting real data from SCADA systems to the digital world of MindSphere to increase business success. Through the combination of SCADA system and SIMATIC MindApps, you can increase productivity and decrease energy consumption: with SIMATIC MindSphere applications, you can compare plant data, increase plant output, identify optimization potential and make the right decisions anytime, anywhere
SIMATIC SCADA systems enable the course for the industrial world of tomorrow to be set today. With our reliable, powerful and infinitely scalable systems, you create a future-proof basis for your SCADA solutions. Administer and archive growing data volumes, establish sufficient reserves for new tasks and be prepared for new technologies, mobile applications and more stringent requirements for energy efficiency and productivity.