The library for more efficient process control


For even greater operating efficiency: Advanced Process Graphics (APG) for SIMATIC PCS 7

Not only do increasingly complex process plants pose an enormous challenge to operating personnel - the tasks are also becoming more diverse: in addition to operational process control, there is quality assurance of products, optimization of resources used and maintaining optimum throughput. It is therefore important that on the one hand the relevant process information is available and on the other hand that the plant states and operating parameters are presented clearly, simply and concisely in the control room. HMI concepts such as Advanced Process Graphics (APG) for SIMATIC PCS 7 are the key to task- and situation-specific decision bases.

Ergonomically visualize processes and clearly inform operators:

Operator support for optimized process monitoring and guidance

APG relieves the operator: instead of displaying data, APG offers task-oriented and goal-oriented information. Hybrid displays, trend curves and Kiviat diagrams provide the operator with information instead of data. These displays ensure that plant statuses can be noted at a glance. This HMI concept in SIMATIC PCS 7 installations thus creates situation overviews that can be assessed even more quickly. It also visualizes all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) on overview monitors. APG graphics objects are tailored to the design and operating philosophy of the SIMATIC PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL). The use of APG leads to secure decisions, fewer operating errors and higher product quality
  • Hybrid display with bar graph and measuring point status information
  • Bar graph without measuring point status information
  • Spider diagram with variable number of value axes
  • Display of trend curves in one image, combinable with bar graph


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Learn more about efficient and ergonomic operation and monitoring of plants with Advanced Process Graphics. The documents in the download area deepen certain aspects and inform you about special functions.

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