EC: Process Historian
Software - Applications: Process Historian is a database software that allows you to get access to real-time and archived data in order to optimize your processes and operating equipment. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention.
The Process Historian is a new option for Simatic PCS 7 version 8. It is a historical database and report system developed specifically for the process control system user. It allows users to get access to real-time and archived data to optimize their processes and operating equipment.
The Process Historian uses SQL server for storage and administration for faster call-up times of historical trends and data integrity during server failures. Controller, operator station data, alarm information, and Simatic Batch data are integrated in this historian.
The Process Historian reporting engine is Microsoft Reporting Services. It ensures seamless integration of Web and Microsoft office applications to give the user various options to view and export the prepared data in user-specific visualization.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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