Bachmann electronic introduced their latest innovations for the manufacturing industry at SPS 2019. Their solutions support OEM’s need for higher productivity and flexibility. Among the solutions presented, the fully integrated OPC UA Automation with Alarms & Conditions (A&C) server for their M1 automation system gives alarms and status information from the control & field level. This information is now transferable from a PLC to other machines, operator panels, supervisory control or ERP, regardless of manufacturer or platform.
In order to detect critical value or status changes, there is no need for programming since the installable module detects itself these values. Moreover, the control logic is able to trigger alarm status changes from the control program via an API. The forwarded changes to HMI devices, control stations or A&C clients are secure, with optional encryption available. The A&C server allows OEMs to transmit alarms to higher levels. Authorized operators can interact quicker to changes at any level, with user actions visible on all networked systems. Last, the visualization software, atvise® HMI and control console package, atvise® scada, fully support the A&C server.