EC: Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal)
Software - Control design: The TIA Portal v.12 is an engineering framework that unites all automation engineering systems in one single development environment. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
For engineering and automation system, the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) v.12 provides one engineering framework and database for PLCs, HMIs, drives, distributed I/O, and network communication. Engineering time is reduced due to fully symbolic programming and easy tag handling between the PLC, HMI and drives. Version 12 provides many new programming features, specifically in regards to faster setup of drives and easy programming of motion sequences. Commissioning time is reduced with a powerful new Trace function that allows for efficient machine optimization. Machine downtime is reduced through integrated system diagnostics, which supports a consistent display of diagnosis messages in plain text on the S71500 PLC display, HMI panels, web server and engineering without any user programming. Innovations in our library handling allow for flexible machine configurations, standardization and easy reuse of project data.