Centralized acquisition of operating and process data from machines and equipment using B&R's APROL process control system is now much easier. The new APROL PDA solution has a PDA browser, PDA function blocks and a PDA visualization element.
Centralized data acquisition with APROL PDA enables complete online performance monitoring and visual overviews. Powerful and extremely reliable long-term archiving makes it possible to track quality for the entire manufacturing process. Highly flexible reports with integrated analysis functions provide support for production optimization. The combined display of ongoing data, alarms and events in the TrendViewer make it easy to trace cause and effect.
- Integration on the runtime server
- Direct data exchange
- Flexible communication
The new PDA browser provides read access to all data points on a B&R controller without requiring the Automation Studio project that is on the controller. The new PDA function blocks make it very easy to define the required data archive in a simple block language. The pin layout of a scalable function block is used to automatically define a table structure on the APROL SQL server.
DisplayCenter provides the new AprolVncViewer and VncViewer visualization elements for embedding in a process graphic. With VncViewer, multiple VNC visualization applications can be grouped in overview images at the same time. This allows multiple machine visualizations to be shown in a process graphic at the same time and with any scaling, for example – regardless of the respective platform. A web widget is also available that allows web pages to be embedded, for example for HMI applications based on HTML 5, IP cameras and business intelligence reports.