#SPS14 Ergonomic HMI/SCADA solutions for Industry 4.0 from Copa-Data.

At this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Germany, COPA-DATA will be presenting consistent solutions for Industry 4.0. These Solutions for industrial environments allow companies full integration into value and business processes, excel in flexibility and expandability, ergonomic and aim for resource efficiency.

66786With the zenon Product Family, companies are perfectly equipped for the fourth industrial revolution. It is possible to establish solutions for control, visualisation and data analysis with zenon, which can be flexibly adapted and ergonomically operated. Thanks to the openness and platform independence zenon based applications can be simply integrated, horizontally as well as vertically, into existing or new infrastructures. Furthermore, zenon allows networked, secure communication.

“Volatile and rapidly changing markets, as well as complex manufacturing processes present major challenges for production companies,” explained Jürgen Schrödel, managing director of COPA-DATA GmbH in Germany.  “Flexible and quick-reacting production systems support companies to overcome this challenge and be able to continually react economically. 

“With the zenon Product Family, companies can achieve integrated, flexible and ergonomic automation solutions, which enable an intelligent data collection, storage, analysis and distribution and thereby achieve an increase of value added networks.”

Protect critical infrastructures with zenon
Production processes are open to attack, be it on-premise or in the Cloud. Due to the continually growing number of cyber threats and the associated challenges faced by production companies, COPA-DATA is putting a further focus on the subject of security at this year’s fair.

Companies that implement zenon can trust in effective security mechanisms. 128-bit encryption of the communication between server, standby server and client, comprehensive access control thanks to the integrated user administration and the active directory support, protect from unwanted data loss and more.

Cross-equipment and company-wide data analysis with zenon in the Cloud
The objective of many manufacturing companies is to increase overall equipment effectiveness and at the same time reduce consumption in all factories. Often a great deal of optimisation potential is lost here, because large companies divide their production, and therefore the production and consumption data across many plants over various countries.

If businesses move their data from the zenon project to the Cloud, they can profit from tools for cross-equipment and company-wide benchmarking, and comprehensive analyses for total consumption or for quality figures from the entire operation.

The integration of zenon and zenon Analyzer in the Cloud platform, Microsoft Azure, makes it possible to provide all data from individual production sites of a company in just one system, in near-real-time. zenon Analyzer as a platform independent reporting software can process and present all relevant data in real-time, from the process to the ERP system.

For increased resource efficiency: energy management with zenon
With the zenon Product Family companies can measure, record, collect, analyse and process all operational energy and consumption data. The central instrument that comes into play here is an Energy Data Management System (EDMS) that covers all hardware and software components. zenon Analyzer supports businesses in identifying improvement potential and helps optimise energy use on a sustainable and long term basis. Furthermore, zenon enables production companies to become ISO 5001 certified.

Strong partners at the SPS IPC Drives 2014
COPA-DATA is working with an international network of specialists in order to optimally support customers together, as well as develop in new markets and industries. This year the following companies will be exhibiting as partners at the COPA-DATA booth: APE Engineering GmbHCaderaDesignEDAG Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, HEITEC AGMicrosoft Deutschland GmbHneogramm GmbH & Co. KG and Prozesstechnik Kropf Gesellschaft für angewandte Prozessleittechnik mbH.

About Eoin Ó Riain

Sé Read-out iris uaithoibríoch, ionstraim agus stiúradh na hÉireann agus an "Signpost" a áit ar an idirlín! Read-out is Ireland's journal of automation, instrumentation and control and the Instrumentation Signpost is it's web presence.
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