Save valuable time with standardization

Standardization: Save valuable time

Rely on an integrated engineering workflow with libraries in the TIA Portal

Running work processes in parallel using integrated digitalization promises huge time gains in the development of new machines. Standardization provides the basis: You get a handle on the increasing complexity of applications, you can respond quickly to constantly changing customer demands, and you can guarantee consistent top quality in the development process. The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) checks all the boxes.

Digital workflow

Integration with no compromises

To ensure all disciplines can work efficiently, simultaneously, and reliably on a project, it’s essential to have a uniform database, seamlessly linked workflows, and integrated interfaces. Using libraries in the TIA Portal, you can create a digital workflow, saving time and effort, while maintaining or even improving the high quality of your solution.

Standardization as a basis for digitalization

What does standardization in the TIA Portal mean for machine development? At the heart are libraries that you can utilize to put hardware data to use in a range of planning tools, have parts of the program code automatically generated, test the PLC code prior to commissioning, and exchange data via open interfaces. The standardization process is divided into four stages.

Your benefits

Helping machine builders and plant operators reach their goal faster

Machine builders are not alone in benefiting from standardization. Their customers, the plant operators, can also enjoy a whole series of advantages. New machines can be used faster, meet specifications and expectations more precisely, and are less susceptible to failure.

The faster way to an error-free plant

Machine builders use standardization for competitive advantages

Standardization enables machine builders to increase their efficiency, both in the development of machines and in after-sales. Thanks to easier management of machine variants, they can also respond more flexibly to new requirements from plant operators. In an increasingly competitive global market, this ensures unique selling propositions and growing competitiveness.

Efficiency gains improve competitiveness

Plant operators benefit from standardization

With the help of standardization, plant operators avoid unnecessary problems when integrating new machines into their lines and during maintenance and servicing. This is particularly important when machines from different manufacturers are used in a plant. It also makes it easier for plant operators to increase transparency about their plant.

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At a glance

TIA Portal libraries permit a continuous engineering workflow

Standardization follows a set sequence to determine the ideal user-specific solution. After all, machine builders and their customers have many different requirements. By analyzing the current situation, it is possible to define the modules to utilize as reusable units. An iterative process is used to establish the opportunities for modularization, flexibility, and ease of maintenance, which are then optimized to suit the individual customer.

TIA Portal libraries help create a continuous workflow. Once the standard has been developed, it can be used for any customer application, which means a shorter development time and also lower costs. Modularization in the form of reusable units creates a higher level of flexibility and ease of maintenance.

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Standardization in practical use

Thanks to the libraries in the TIA Portal, businesses in many different sectors are already enjoying the benefits of standardization. Here’s one example.

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