Siemens Simatic PCS 7The Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator is a cross-system engineering tool for planners and automation specialists, says Siemens. The company claims the object-oriented approach of the system enables users to work on a central data platform, delivering integrated planning based on an electronic workflow, starting with plant engineering through to automation.

All the planning data of a project exists in the central data model of the Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator. Siemen’s says this builds a digital bridge between plant planning and the Simatic PCS 7 process control system. It’s claimed this tool enables integrated engineering across the entire life cycle of an industrial plant – while minimising the number of interfaces.