As a certified solution partner in WinCC Open Architecture, we were entrusted by ETM Professional Control GmbH (a Siemens company) with the development of the first version of a Reporting Application for WinCC OA IoT Suite. The reporting application will be part of the standard application set and will be delivered to each and every user of the WinCC OA IoT Suite. A task of this kind is both an opportunity and responsibility, and we took the challenge with enthusiasm.
The purpose of the reporting application is to help users generate reports based on their needs and preferences in terms of regularity, metrics, data points, events and more. Each report contains multiple fields like:
- Generation schema
- Data points to be monitored and more.
The reports can be generated according to:
- a predefined schedule – for example every 3 minutes/hours, once or twice a week, once a month, etc.
- a triggering event – when a certain data point value has changed like valve opened/closed, change in the temperature, humidity or any other piece of data.
- system events – the report will be generated based on а change in a predefined system event like shift start/end
- manually by the user
After generating the report in the desired way, the user can choose to export the report as a csv file automatically or manually to the local machine or upload it in an OPA repository.
Thanks to the opportunity to work on this project, we gained valuable and unique expertise in building custom Industrial Automation Solutions. As the only company in Bulgaria certified in Siemens WinCC Open Architecture, we will have the chance to use this expertise when delivering WinCC-based solutions in the field of IIoT/Industry 4.0.
If you need reporting based on WinCC OA, or simply require help with your industrial automation, do not hesitate to drop us a line.