If industrial companies are to shorten their time-to-market, counteract the lack of skilled workers, and remain competitive, they need efficient automation engineering that can be quickly modified to meet new requirements. That’s why the new version of Siemens’ TIA Portal once again boosts engineering efficiency and offers optimized functionalities for multi-user engineering.
Users can now work in teams and in parallel on projects and build and manage shared libraries. Access rights can be assigned individually or group-specifically, which makes collaboration more flexible.
Siemens is also expanding the TIA Portal ecosystem with IT-oriented workflows – with Simatic Automation Xpansion. This provides IT professionals with a familiar development environment based on Visual Studio Code and version control via GitLab. In this way, libraries with object orientation can be created in Structured Text and integrated into the TIA Portal. The engineering platform –previously a standard tool used with OT – can now also be used by IT users without first reskilling them.
Because motion applications in automation are becoming increasingly complex, TIA Portal V18 also offers simple and holistic engineering of 5D/6D kinematics. Complex kinematics like robots can now be easily integrated into industrial processes in the TIA Portal. This allows companies to easily expand, convert, or modify their production facilities without interfering with running systems.
The scope for TIA Portal and Simatic controllers has also been further extended: The Simatic S7-1500 and the Simatic ET 200SP now provide a higher computing and communication performance and support R1 redundancy. This ensures the maximum availability of applications and helps solve future automation challenges. The R1 redundancy can be easily and flexibly integrated into existing networks with no programming effort. This makes it one of the simplest solutions on the market that can be used in a wide variety of industries.
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