Process Control System

Process Control System ECS

Process control software to control, monitor and log processes

ECS Features

Automating heat treatment plants with ECS

The ECS process control system (SCADA) is designed for the visualization and control of industrial heat treatment processes. All necessary functions to control, monitor and log processes are fulfilled. Apart from the plant visualization, ECS offers various data evaluation and log possibilities.

Up to 16 plants can be controlled in the system network with integrated modules for configuration, program creation and administration, online operation with visualization and recording function, batch data evaluation with administration and operating picture design for process visualization.

Different program components process the different parameters and/or offer further functions.

ECS offers functionalities for modern heat treatment methods in order to operate processes easily and save and integrate process control requirements (nitriding potential control, online diffusion, carburizing simulation).
TELEPHONY is designed for alarm notification via E-Mail.


Application fields:

  • Hardening plants metal
  • Glow systems and forging line
  • Ceramic furnaces
  • Cold and climatic chambers
  • Autoclaves (food/pharmacy)
  • Glass autoclaves
  • Aircraft industry autoclaves
  • Semiconductor furnaces
  • Laboratory furnaces
    ... and much more

 

Technical Data

Functions:

  • Easy handling and continuous uniform user interface in all mo dules
  • Optimized for the use with STANGE program controllers SE-4xx, SE-5xx, SE-6xx, SE-7xx and Siemens S7
  • Operating system Windows 7/10
  • Program creation and administration for up to 9999 programs
  • Graphic and tabular report print-out
  • Online plant operation with vizualiation and recorder function
  • Batch data evaluation and administration
  • Graphic evaluation with comparison of process curves
  • Graphic representation of setpoint curves and digital tracks
  • Batch protocol print-out with screen preview
  • Tabular batch overview with filter-/ search function
  • Operation picture designer for process visualization
  • Reduction of project work by simple duplication of plants
  • Configuration program
  • Batch data storage, administration and evaluation
  • Process data overview tabular or as tree structure
  • Operation picture designer for process visualization with symbol library
  • Visualization and storage of measuring data for Siemens S7 as we ll as other OPC compatible systems
  • OPC driver for STANGE devices
  • ECS Replication for batch data backup in a superordinate directory


Optional:

  • Alarm notification via e-mail
  • Carburizing simulation software with integrated material data base
  • Nitriding potential calculation on PC
  • Nitriding case depth precalculation on PC
  • Interface ECS to the office TTC software for hardening shops or other ERP systems
  • Software maintenance contract

 

Process Control System ECS and SIMATIC S7

The control system software ECS communicates with SIMATIC S7-300 and/or SIMATIC S7-400 controllers via OPC (OLE for Process Control).
SIEMENS, SOFTING and INAT (restricted)  OPC servers are supported.

Data exchange takes place over a software interface, contained in the scope of supply, which must be integrated into the user project. This interface makes a standardized OPC namespace available over a symbolism.
Communication with the S7 is made by this symbolism. An addressing over the absolute addresses of variables and I/Os is not necessary.

By this procedure a simple connection of SIMATIC S7 controllers to the control system ECS is ensured.

The S7 interface is available in two versions:

Full Version:
All features of the ECS visualization can be used. Both display and recording of process values, and the binding to a program controller and up-/download of recipes is implemented in the full version.

Lite Version:
For the visualization and recording of process values. Not all standard pages and functions of ECS are available.

Depending upon kind of the connection (Ethernet or MPI), appropriate interfaces must be present in SIMATIC S7 control and in the PC.



The definition of devices that can be connected to the process control system ECS takes place over the ECS Unit Control. Apart from our own program controllers and automation systems (SE-4xx, SE-5xx, SE-6xx, SE-7xx), there are already pre-defined S7 controllers. For SIEMENS, Softing and INAT S7-OPC-server is available in each case a control in the full and lite version. The use of these pre-defined S7 controllers simplifies the connection to the control system ECS, because configuration errors are impossible. A manual change and also the creation of your own configuration is likewise possible respectively.

Variations of possible communication connection:

Industrial Ethernet

Manufacturer OPC Server PLC Hardware Specifics
Siemens IE SOFTNET-S7 V6.2 6
GK1704-1CW62-3AA0
e.g. CP 343-1 für S7-300
or CP 443-1 für S7-400
 
Siemens IE SOFTNET-S7 Lean / 20056
GK1704-1LW63-3AA0
e.g. CP 343-1 für S7-300
or CP 443-1 für S7-400
Supports only max. 8 connections
Softing S7/S5 OPC-Server V3.0 e.g. CP 343-1 für S7-300
or CP 443-1 für S7-400
 
INAT OPC-Server TCPIP-S e.g. CP 343-1 für S7-300
or CP 443-1 für S7-400
and/or S7-TCP/IP from INAT
For Siemens and INAT CPs
INAT OPC-Server TCPIP-I S7-TCP/IP from INAT Only for INAT CPs


Profibus (S7 protocol over MPI interface)

Manufacturer OPC Server PLC Hardware PC Hardware
Siemens PB SOFTNET-S7 / 2005
6GK1704-5CW63-3AA0
No special hardware needed, the existing MPI interface of the CPU is used. CP 5611 PCI Board 6GK1561-1AA00
Softing S7/S5 OPC-Server V3.0 No special hardware needed, the existing MPI interface of the CPU is used. PROFIboard PCI
(1-channel)


The components specified in the product overview are not contained in our scope of supply.
Due to the simpler configuration we recommend the use of Softing OPC server.

System requirements
Windows 7,10 starting with Home-Edition (Starter Edition is not supported);
In combination with other languages than English and German the Ultimate-Edition is recommended.
Additional system requirements of respective OPC server are to be considered!

System Requirements for ECS

Minimum System Requirements for ECS Version 5.0:

Operating System:

  • Windows 7 starting with Home-Edition (Starter Edition is not supported)
  • In combination with other languages than English and German the Ultimate-Edition is recommended
  • Windows 10 including Framework 3.5 (Framework installation via Internet during ECS
    installation possible. Alternatively via Windows DVD with the tool
    "\Framework3.5SP1\SetupMsFrameworkWindows10" from the ECS DVD)
  • MS-Internet Explorer starting with version 6.0
  • File system: NTFS


Hardware:

  • Any computer that is suitable for the operating system mentioned above
  • Pentium Core 2 Duo, min. 2,0 GHz
  • Recommended Mainboards: ASUS or Gigabyte
  • Min. 2 GB RAM
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Approx. 1 GB (recommended 5 GB) free storage capacity on the hard disk (for installation)
  • NIC (Network Interface Card); In combination with 6 series controllers an additional network interface is recommended to separate the field network from the office network
  • One free COM-Port per 4 units for controllers of the 4th and 5th generations
  • One free USB-Port


Optional:

  • Internet connection via Ethernet for "Remote"
  • Internet connection via Ethernet for „Telephony“


Resolution:

  • Minimum: 1024 * 768 pixels (16 Bit)


Accessories:

  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Post-Script Printer (recommended: HP Business Inkjet 2800)

 

Downloads

ECS     Katalog
ECS Data Sheet                       Product Catalogue

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