The PI system consists of the PI server and a variety of modules that can be combined depending on your requirements. In addition, there are more than 500 interfaces to a variety of data sources: from the console via a PLC to the ERP system. Learn more about the most important plug-ins:
PI ACE allows programming of complex, cyclic or event-oriented online calculations.
These calculations are for example online
PI ACE allows, for example, to control communication modules for alarm generation, to send emails or to send pager messages. Also, data transfer modules can be accessed by which, for example, Data from PI are transferred to Oracle or from a PI system to another. It can be started automatically any VB .NET or VB 6.0 applications that do not require manual user input.
PI AF complements the PI system with an SQL Server where all fixed and variable corporate data is stored that do not meet the real-time criterion. This is information about the measurement points and their investment environment.
The often cryptic names of the measuring point can be here and replace appeal in intelligible aliases. However, manufacturers, installation date, service provider, or calibration date can be stored in this asset database and similarly divided the hierarchy tree an explorer.
The design of a data set is totally free. By modern techniques of inheritance whose properties can be transferred to other elements. So you can create any templates for valves, motors, sensors - which work much easier. In AF can also convert any units.
PI Asset Framework allows to perform calculations with the data of a PI system and to analyze the dataset. The AF Explorer is a frontend for manipulating, processing and analyzing data.
Add-ins for PI ProcessBook and PI Process Book expand its capabilities.
PI batch used for detection and monitoring of batches in production. PI batch consists of:
PI Notifications is a module for alerts and alarms. Notifications builds on PI Asset Framework.
Previously defined limits are reached, the system sends a message, for example via email or SMS. Your PI system then solves for example, when a certain number of hours or when crossing / temperature falls below a notification.
The dispatch of this notice is documented. The recipient or group of recipients must acknowledge the message. Is there a SharePoint system, the notification and trends, and other additional information can be given.
A notification is not confirmed in the specified time, then an escalation to be initiated and another person or group is notified.
All actions are documented.
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