COPA-DATA to get smart at SPS IPC Drives 2015

14th October 2015
Peter Smith

At this year's SPS IPC Drives (Nuremberg - November 24-26th), COPA-DATA is presenting consistent and robust solutions for the Smart Factory. Using zenon, companies can construct scalable value networks – be it on-premises, in hybrid environments or in the cloud. The software for HMI/SCADA and Dynamic Production Reporting offers solutions that excel in flexibility and expandability, are ergonomic and aim for resource efficiency.

Rapidly changing markets, increasing competitive pressure as well as complex manufacturing processes present major challenges for manufacturers. At the same time, companies need to minimise the use of resources and increase energy efficiency. To uncover optimisation potential and achieve increased productivity, companies must digitise and network their infrastructure in full, control their value chains optimally and analyse and evaluate their data in a targeted manner.

zenon supports the construction of digital value networks with high scalability, security and performance. With zenon, companies can achieve integrated, flexible and ergonomic production systems, which support them to achieve targeted analyses, effectively use relevant information and continually react in an economical way. The zenon Cloud Solution makes it possible to integrate zenon with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and easily provide all data from different production locations and sites of a company in just one system, in real-time. It enables companies to compare and correlate this data and display it in the form of clear dashboards. With this new solution, companies can also pursue approaches such as energy management, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), etc. at a global level, and use zenon as a tool for company-wide optimisation.

To back up the continually-increasing amounts of data in an industrial company and at the same time adhere to legal and regulatory requirements, COPA-DATA also offers a cost-efficient and ergonomic storage solution: the zenon Big Data solution combines zenon with the Microsoft technologies of cloud-integrated StorSimple storage (CiS) and Microsoft Azure. The data is saved on a hardware appliance in the internal network, the CiS, transferred to Azure cloud storage and archived there. In doing so, companies can access data at any time for use in their evaluations. The zenon Energy Data Management System fulfils all of the necessary requirements for comprehensive energy management. It allows companies to measure, record, collect, analyse and process all operational energy and consumption data, all of which can be processed in reports in real time. zenon also supports displaying different types of data – from key performance indicators, energy analyses, trend curves, alarm message lists and events, right up to complex graphical reports.

Furthermore, the software offers industrially proven archiving technologies for storage and open interfaces for redistributing the information. The zenon Energy Data Management System also conforms to the defined requirements of the TÜV SÜD Certified Energy Data Management standard. The software thereby fulfils important criteria for the international energy standard ISO 50001 and enables the end user to gain a certification.



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