The modern SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS fits seamlessly with existing controllers, replaces obsolete systems, and opens the way for connection of SIMATIC IT, for plant operation via the World Wide Web or via OPC data exchange with other IT applications. Our DBA tool enables fast and reliable connection of the new OS. On request, we also offer a conversion service for existing process pictures.
When you expand your system by installing SIMATIC PCS 7, common operator control and monitoring and controller-controller communication via a SIMATIC PCS 7/OS is available as a matter of course.
In order to integrate existing input/output modules in the new SIMATIC PCS 7 architecture, the DP/IO Link has been developed. This link enables communication between new SIMATIC controllers and the APACS+ I/O modules. Existing investments in field cabling and I/O modules can be preserved in this way.
Increasingly, customers are opting for direct migration of APACS+ to SIMATIC PCS 7 and thereby committing to the globally proven system components of SIMATIC. As a result, they benefit from the features of a modern process control system and from the synergy effects brought by TIA, while retaining the option to continue using existing APACS+ I/O devices. Siemens is supporting this trend with new migration products as well as optimized services and in-house tools for hardware and software modifications.