WinCC® is a scalable process visualization system (SCADA)
that is graduated by price and performance, with efficient
functions for controlling automated processes.
With SIMATIC WinCC, “perfect process visualization“ stands for complete operating and monitoring functionality under Windows for all industry segments – ranging from simple single-user systems through to distributed multi-user systems with redundant servers and the structure of a cross-site solution including Web clients.
One of the special features of WinCC is its total openness. It can be readily used in combination with standard and user programs, creating HMI solutions which precisely meet practical requirements.
WinCC is a
modern system with an attractive user interface for use in the
world of the office and manufacture, offering mature and reliable
operation and efficient configuration.
It is scalable for simple and complex tasks. Together with the integrated process database, WinCC represents the information exchange for cross-company, vertical integration and thanks to Plant Intelligence provides much more transparency in production.
WinCC is designed on a non technology-and industry-specific basis, it is modular and you can extend it in a flexible way.
WinCC makes possible both demanding single-user applications in mechanical engineering as well as complex multi-user solutions or even distributed systems including several servers and clients - also internet-based - in plant visualization .
WinCC combines both production and process automation - numerous references across any number of applications and branches of industry prove this. WinCC has established as an industry standard in the field of process visualization, no matter if you look at it as an autonomous SCADA-System (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) or the HMI component of SIMATIC PCS 7.
A large number of WinCC Options and Add-ons allows industry-specific solution, e.g. in pharmaceutical industry or water treatment applications.
WinCC for applications in the Pharmaceutical
The demands of the market on drug manufacturers are high. Not only do the constantly rising cost, price and competitive pressures require maximum flexibility and production output, a competitive cost basis and an ever-shorter time-to-market, the stringent legal regulations also must be adhered to: End products and production processes as well as the handling of production data have to meet strict quality requirements, e.g., GMP guidelines (Good Manufacturing Practice).
Being able to visualize and control discrete as well as continous processes of all grades of complexity WinCC offers the suiting SCADA solution for the pharmaceuticall industry. By employing WinCC/Change Control and WinCC/Audit to meet GMP requirements WinCC can be extended to an industry specific solution.
WinCC for applications in the Water and Wastewater industry
Supplying the population with drinking water and wastewater treatment poses challenges on a global scale. The growing consumption of water worldwide coupled with ever advancing contamination and salinization of fresh water call for effective and innovative technical solutions
Supplying the population with drinking water and wastewater treatment poses challenges on a global scale. The growing consumption of water worldwide coupled with ever advancing contamination and salinization of fresh water call for effective and innovative technical solutions.
Telecontrol – build bridges with integrated automation solutions
Water plants are frequently characterized by their decentralized structure with numerous outstations. These outstations, which include overhead tanks, pumping stations, and rainfall structures, can be integrated into a central control system with the aid of telecontrol technology. Siemens offers a complete portfolio of RTUs (Remote Terminal Units) and supports all major data transfer protocols (IEC, DNp3, ST7).
Efficient engineering using water-specific libraries
In the water and wastewater industry, a fast reaction to current and specific demands is important. As a system integrator, you must be able to adapt standard systems to customer-specific requirements rapidly and without a great deal of effort.
Siemens offers an efficient engineering support tool for the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC. The foundation is the Industry Library, which is available as an add-on product for SIMATIC PCS 7 and WinCC V7. Building on this preconfigured templates for water-specific applications are available.
WinCC for applications in the Automotive industry
Tapping new potential, reducing costs, providing production flexibility as well as assuring lasting plant availability and manufacturing quality – in order to achieve these goals, full transparency and control with regard to plants and processes are needed.
As an experienced partner to the automotive industry, we always keep in mind the challenges of this sector and support you with customized visualization and automation solutions meeting your individual requirements.
With SIMATIC WinCC, you benefit from maximum flexibility with respect to scalability and integration capacity as well as from the value added provided by the corresponding WinCC options and add-ons for your industry.