2017 Siemens Automation Summit to Feature 5 DMC Presentations

2017 Siemens Automation Summit to Feature 5 DMC Presentations

Every year, we look forward to sharing industry innovations and best practices at the Siemens Automation Summit. The 2017 Siemens Automation Summit will be held from June 26-29 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Hundreds of automation professionals will take advantage of networking and training sessions focused on interacting with the latest Siemens solutions and products.

We're proud to be among the many presenters at this year's summit. If you're attending, we'd love to see you in these sessions led by DMC.

Lightning Fast SCADA Development with Open Library for WinCC OA - Leon Grossman
Tuesday, June 27 • 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Royal Palm 3

The Siemens platforms have always encouraged the use of modular, reusable, and object-oriented code. Last year, DMC expanded on those concepts by working with Siemens to release the Open Library. It is a library of many common industrial objects (drives, valves, analog, etc.) that has paired PLC function blocks with HMI faceplates for WinCC Comfort and Advanced.

The Open Library has recently expanded to support WinCC OA and leverage the new object oriented CTRL++ language elements released in WinCC OA v3.15. These new WinCC OA objects directly support the PLC objects in the library and support single tag configuration just like their HMI-centric cousins. We will discuss the role of object-oriented design in, how to obtain the Open Library, and how to use this library in your projects.

Advanced Motion Control: Using the New 1500TF Processor and Siemens LAxis Library - Erin Meyer
Wednesday, June 28 • 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Royal Palm 3

DMC recently developed a program for the 1517-TF PLC that utilized the Siemens LAxis function block library to control 15 axes of S120 servo motion. The features utilized included a Virtual Master axis, point to point motion, velocity motion, electronic gearing, and electronic camming. The drives were configured to utilize PROFISafe functions including STO and SS1 functionality.

Topics covered will include: considerations made when selecting the 1500T platform, a summary of the new features on the 1500T, and an overview of the software design, implementation, and commissioning process utilized to successfully start up the machine in TIA Portal v14. This includes developing code using the LAxis library and Profisafe, using Starter to commission the drives, and testing and starting up the various axis configurations. Tips, tricks, and lessons learned will also be presented.

Pushing Data from S7-1200 to Cloud - Boris Cherkasskiy
Wednesday, June 28 • 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Grand Ballroom G

The industry-wide demand to collect and present machine statistical and performance data is continually growing. While it’s possible to IoT-enable a machine with the use of an Intelligent Gateway or by utilizing an MES system, it might be cost-prohibitive for a small machine.

This session will present a solution that allows you to push data from an S7-1200 PLC directly to the cloud via standard MQTT protocol. Attendees will gain a quick path to Industry 4.0 using standard IoT protocol to connect a custom machine (or a cell/line) to an existing and fast-growing IoT infrastructure.

5 Tips for Using TIA Portal V14 to Decrease Safety Development Time - Ryan Landwehr
Wednesday, June 28 • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Grand Ballroom G

The release of Totally Integrated Automation Portal V14 made significant improvements to SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety. We will demonstrate how these new features can decrease development time and significantly decrease wiring while maintaining or improving the SIL or PL.

This presentation will discuss how to use these new features, including S7-1200F PROFIsafe communication and distributed safety using F-I-Device communication. We will also explore ways to program your Siemens safety PLC effectively and efficiently through reusable safety function blocks, PLC data types, and built-in Siemens safety blocks.

Cutting Development Using a Powerful New Feature in Portal V14 and the Siemens Open Library - John Sullivan
Wednesday, June 28 • 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Royal Palm 2

Eden Innovations is scaling up its liquid chemical admix production facility and needed to move to a more robust automation system. In an effort to keep costs of the control infrastructure down, it was decided to keep the programming in-house and utilize the freely available Open Library as a base for their control system.

This session will cover the benefits gained and challenges faced utilizing and customizing the Open Library for a bespoke controls system. The system was developed with minimal time investment by an engineer with no previous experience with the Siemens platform. Through customizing the open library, Eden was able to quickly develop a library that utilizes Siemens best practices and provides building blocks for any future development.  

You can now check out all of the presentations in the Siemens Automation Summit 2017 Highlights.

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Molly Graham
# Molly Graham
Hello! You can check out event highlights and find links to the presentations in our follow up blog:
# Saqueib
Are these presentations available for machine manufacturers invested in siemens but were not able to attend the event?

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