Wonderware System Platform Project Reference List
Following is a sample of recent Wonderware System Platform projects with which we have been involved. Please notify your Applied Control Engineering, Inc. representative if you require additional information.
ACE provided system integration services for controlling the operation of a filling, lyophilization, and finishing facility that manufactures therapeutic protein pharmaceutical products. ACE implemented a control system that consisted of System Platform version 2.1 and seven (7) Allen-Bradley ControlLogix controllers. The System Platform architecture consisted of a Galaxy Repository, two (2) redundant IO servers, a development workstation, and eight (8) client workstations. Control modules were designed, documented, developed, and tested. ACE provided a secure InTouch HMI, using a security database residing in a Microsoft SQL Server to provide audit trails and enhanced user security to ensure that only authorized users would have access to the system; user access was also granted based on process area. Graphic screens were developed that allowed operators to start batch phases. All of the phase code was configured in the PLC, which executes once the phase is started from the HMI.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
ACE implemented a new production and packaging line for medical testing devices. Control of the line was via a new System Platform version 3.0 application, configured with redundant application object servers, communicating with Allen-Bradley SLC 500 series and ControlLogix PLCs. ACE provided a secure InTouch HMI, using OS-based security to ensure that only authorized users would have access to the system. Graphic screens were developed to allow operators to choose a recipe from the SQL production database and download the recipe parameters to the supervisory ControlLogix controller. Microsoft SQL Server was configured to collect process data, maintain recipes, collect alarms and events, material information (via the Equipment Operation Module), and downtime reasons (OEE data). The view engine is also communicating with a third party application used to manage bar code labels.
Graphics were created to allow the client to monitor temperature and humidity for a large cold storage warehouse. The control system was System Platform version 2.1 communicating with a Siemens S7 controller. The System Platform architecture consisted of an application object server, two (2) IAS Servers, and two (2) client workstations. ACE provided a secure InTouch HMI, using a security database residing in a Microsoft SQL Server to provide audit trails and enhanced user security to ensure that only authorized users would have access to the system. ACE implemented the clients’ proprietary tool used to develop System Platform installations worldwide. ACE is the only knowledge base for this tool in the United States.
ACE developed and installed a System Platform version 3.0 system architecture that consisted of two (2) redundant IO servers, thirteen (13) InTouch view client nodes, two (2) ControlLogix PLCs, and two (2) existing Microsoft SQL databases for storing and retrieving production (discrete manufacturing) and batching (custom batch management) data . ACE provided a secure InTouch 10.0 HMI, using ArchestrA-based security to ensure that only authorized users would have access to the system; user access was also based on client node location. The InTouch application, which made extensive use of ArchestrA graphics, was developed to allow operators to choose a recipe from the SQL batching database and download the recipe parameters to the batching ControlLogix controller. From the Production Line HMIs, operators could select Lot Setup machine parameters from the database for each production run. ACE configured two (2) ControlLogix PLCs and modified five (5) OEM PLCs (ControlLogix and CompactLogix) to suit overall user requirements. ACE created new SQL database views and stored procedures for this application. This implementation also included extensive use of FactoryTalk Transaction Manager (formerly known as RSSQL) to manage direct PLC to database interaction (for both batching and production line).