Energy Data Management System for Industrial Processes

 

An energy management system is efficient, if energy data is acquired automated, presented clearly and if it can be analysed easily. In this way, saving potentials can be recognized and a continuous improvement in accordance with the PDCA model is possible.



Energy Data Management with zenon

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Energy Data Management with zenon

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The zenon Software Platform complies with the requirements of the TÜV Süd Standard “Efficient Energy Data Management” and so it meets the requirements of chapter 4.6.1 – Monitoring, measurement and analysis of the ISO 50001 standard.

 

Uwe Heinze, Energy Systems Expert, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, Germany

on Energy Data Management:

"The performance, ease of use and design of the zenon software from COPA-DATA were convincing during the certification process. zenon meets the requirements of TÜV SÜD for energy data management systems to a high degree".

Rudolf Kropf, Head of EET, Adelholzener Alpenquellen GmbH

on Energy Data Management:

"Even though we have generated more fills and could increase our turnover in the last year, we have managed to achieve a large savings in individual consumption through our Energy Management System with the support of zenon."

Native S7 TIA direct driver

It`s not a big challenge for zenon to connect to existing production systems with its over 300 native drivers and communication protocols. zenon offers the native S7 TIA driver for communication with the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal (SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers).



S7 TIA direct driver

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Advantages of the S7 TIA direct driver

  • The direct driver also allows access to the optimized data blocks.
  • Third-party systems are not required for the communication between zenon and the TIA project.
  • zenon has access to the TIA project without the need for changes.
  • The variables for symbolic access can be imported directly from the control program or online from the S7 control.

Reduce Production Losses in a Targeted Manner

zenon as an Early Warning System

 

Today, automotive production is characterized by large, global production and logistics networks. Production downtime comes at a high financial cost. It is therefore all the more important to react quickly to interruptions and deviations from the plan and be able to introduce efficient reaction mechanisms and countermeasures.



Fault and KPI Management with zenon

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Added value with zenon

A fault management system that is supported by zenon achieves reduced cycle times and keeps downtimes to a minimum. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are always displayed clearly and up to date. In production, and in fault management too, it is important that a consistent flow of information is guaranteed.

 

However, the comprehensive amounts of data are not relevant for every person. zenon can distribute individual, target group relevant figures.

 

If automotive manufacturers implement their fault management with zenon, they are not only able to detect problems in a production line at an early stage, they can also communicate them to neighboring equipment or equipment areas along the entire production chain. Other manufacturing employees are informed about a production standstill and the fault duration and can react quickly, in order to utilize expensive downtimes effectively.

 

Read this article and find out how zenon can achieve added value as an early warning system in automobile production.

Central control systems with zenon

Central control systems with zenon

Consistent information flow
from the PLC right up to the cloud

The tasks of a central control system (CCS) involve accessing production data and clearly displaying it. To fulfill this task, it is essential to receive valid data from your operations and use it for production figures, reports and evaluations.

 

An ergonomic CCS helps to deliver tailored information to certain people with different requirements, whether it be a machine operator or a manager.



Central control systems with zenon

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The benefits from using zenon:

  • It is the basis for productivity and quality
  • It provides transparency for correct decisions
  • The consistent information flow of information is a decisive factor for success
  • Usability and ergonomics reduce life-cycle costs

A central control system with zenon offers:

  • Network topology with seamless redundancy
  • Multi-Project Administration
  • Web monitoring with zenon web server and a connection to mobile devices
  • Cloud integration for evaluations across locations
PLC Diagnosis

PLC Diagnosis

S7 Graph integration in zenon

The current market situation and increasing complexity of process demands is requiring more and more flexibility from automobile manufacturers. As a result there is a great deal of pressure on both the production plants and the employees. Today, for example, machine operators often have to control and monitor various stations simultaneously. In turn, control programs are having to become increasingly complex.



S7 Graph Integration

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Production processes in assembly line production are often performed with the "S7 Graph" programming system. This programming language is often used for typical process chains in assembly line production. The S7 Graph makes it possible to display and correspondingly run such processes graphically in the PLC. The zenon "PLC Diagnosis" module clearly displays the sequences and supports if error analyses are needed.

Simple integration into zenon

Engineering in the zenon screens to display the sequences is as simple as with all zenon functionalities. Corresponding templates and screen elements enable user-friendly processes. With the zenon PLC diagnosis module you can keep an overview of sequences and error analyses are made simpler. Production interruptions during error analyses are reduced and efficient control of the S7 Graph driven processes are made possible.

Features of PLC diagnosis:

  • Automatic import of sequence data from the PLC program
  • Display of the entire sequence as well as individual steps
  • Display of operand information
  • Automatic distribution of current sequences through the reload function
  • Online language switching in any desired language
  • Automatically generated display of error cause in plain text through a code analysis
  • Creation of snapshots for an offline code analysis
The meaning of
drivers and
interfaces

The meaning of
drivers and
interfaces

for ISO 50001 certification

For the development of zenon it was important to have a reliable and seamless communication via drivers and interfaces from the start.

 

Now with the introduction of ISO 50001:2011 more and more companies can collect and analyze their energy data, thus increasing the demand for a more open communication in energy data management.



ISO 50001 Driver Communication

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Efficient energy management according to ISO 50001 requires the corresponding energy data from production to be reliably transferred to the process control system. For this a comprehensive communication and a flexible driver connection is necessary.

 

zenon`s flexibility supports this – more than 300 communication protocols, including international standards such as IEC 60870, IEC 61850 or DNP3 offer reliable, automated data collection.

 

In this White Paper you can find out how zenon´s communication capabilities ensure accurate energy data management.

Any questions about drivers and interfaces? Send me an E-mail: automotive@copadata.com

Efficienza
Energetica
con zenon

Efficienza
Energetica
con zenon

Valuta i dati, ottimizza l’impianto,
riduci i costi

Oggi più che mai le aziende italiane, sentono la necessità di raccogliere analizzare e visualizzare i dati energetici dei loro impianti ed infrastrutture in maniera affidabile, non solo perché sono costrette a sopportare costi energetici fra i più alti d’Europa, ma anche perché le recenti novità introdotte dalla normativa 2012/27/UE, obbligano le aziende che rispondono a determinati requisiti, ad audit energetici ogni 4 anni o in alternativa alla certificazione del proprio Sistema di Gestione dell’Energia (SGE) secondo lo standard ISO 50001, senza sottovalutare che inoltre, il Governo Italiano, ha assegnato la priorità massima al tema dell’Efficienza Energetica all’interno della Strategia Energetica Nazionale.



Energy Data Management with zenon

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Dati energetici: indispensabili per ottenere un risparmio sui costi

Ma come si fa a raccogliere, analizzare, archiviare e visualizzare, preferibilmente sotto forma di report, i dati energetici di un intero impianto esistente e tra l’atro composto da macchinari e dispositivi di produttori diversi e in alcuni casi anche obsoleti?

 

Avere dati affidabili e di facile interpretazione risulta indispensabile per prendere le decisioni giuste in merito alla realizzazione di interventi volti all’ottenimento di una maggiore efficienza energetica. Sia che la vostra esigenza sia solamente quella di capire quali sono le aree di potenziale miglioramento, sia che la vostra necessità sia quella di avviare una procedura per l’ottenimento della certificazione ISO 50001, per ottenere un risparmio energetico, e quindi una riduzione dei costi d’esercizio avete bisogno dei vostri dati energetici.

Energy Data Management System con zenon

zenon è la soluzione software che si colloca al centro di un Energy Data Management System (EDMS) di qualità, ossia lo strumento ideale per la raccolta, la misurazione, l’analisi e la visualizzazione dei dati energetici nonché per la creazione e la distribuzione di Report personalizzati e di chiara e semplice interpretazione.

 

zenon è in grado di raccogliere dati precisi, in maniera semplice ed automatica, da tutti i sensori, macchinari, apparecchiature di misurazione, di collegarsi a tutti i componenti automatizzati e quindi di integrarsi facilmente in ogni infrastruttura o impianto esistente, è in grado di calcolare gli Indici di Prestazione Energetica (EnPIs) e di visualizzare differenti tipi di dati, dalle curve dei trend, alla lista degli allarmi, fino alla creazione e alla distribuzione di report grafici personalizzabili di chiara e semplice interpretazione. Ma soprattutto permette a chi lo usa di identificare le aree dov’è possibile ottenere un risparmio energetico e quindi una riduzione dei costi d’esercizio nonché un notevole ritorno d’immagine dovuto all’impegno per il rispetto dell’ambiente.

Certificazione

Per chi si trova nella situazione di dover avviare le procedure per l’ottenimento della certificazione ISO 50001 è inoltre utile sapere che zenon è in grado di archiviare ed elaborare i dati per la certificazione. Per questo ha ricevuto da parte dell’Ente di Certificazione TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH Center of Competence, una certificazione che dichiara che il software HMI/SCADA e di Reporting zenon di COPA-DATA rispetta i requisiti definiti dallo standard TÜV SÜD “Energy Data Management Efficiente” in particolare, afferma che il sistema, risponde ai requisiti previsti dal capitolo 4.6.1 Monitoraggio, misurazione ed analisi della norma DIN EN ISO 50001.

 

Se siete stufi di archiviare i vostri dati energetici in data base dai quali è poi complesso estrapolare ed interpretare i dati, se siete stufi di raccogliere i vostri dati manualmente in fogli Excel e se volete finalmente ottenere dei risparmi energetici tangibili scrivete una mail a sales@copadata.it oppure telefonate allo 0471 674134. Saremo lieti di mostrarvi come zenon può esservi utile nella gestione dei vostri dati energetici. Oppure venite a trovarci personalmente ai prossimi eventi sull’Efficienza Energetica ai quali il team di COPA-DATA prenderà parte con presentazioni specifiche. Vi aspettiamo!

 

Qui trovate maggiori informazioni sullo standard ISO 50001 e zenon.

How zenon supports
Smart Grids:

How zenon supports
Smart Grids:

Benefits of IEC 61850 based
SCADA Platforms with
integrated Automation Functions

“Tomorrow, there is going to be a blackout across the entire east and south coast of Australia that will take 48 hours to be resolved.”

 

Just kidding of course. But while that is very unlikely to happen, I would like you to think about the possible implications. People in hospitals relying on backup generators that could fail, your parents suffering from heat stress due to lack of air conditioning, the majority of the Australian economy coming to an abrupt standstill.



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Despite efforts of introducing more energy efficient equipment it is rather unlikely that the demand for electricity in the years to come will shrink significantly. However expanding the congested transmission networks to places where there is an increase in demand, is a time and cost intensive task. The expected growth in the use of renewable energy generation poses a further challenge with generation sites being offshore or in remote areas. Also distributed energy resources need to be considered, like small wind farms, photovoltaic power plants and battery storage.

And while this article is not about climate change, we should factor in possible climate changes as future challenges, with droughts affecting generation of hydro plants and higher temperatures putting a bigger load on the network.

 

More and more sensitive equipment being used, results in an increase in power quality demands. The highest level of availability and reliability is expected and simply assumed as an absolute minimum requirement. Yet there is an emphasis to further reduce overall costs while still meeting these demands.

 

To keep up the pace with the ever faster changes and these challenges, the grid needs to become smarter.

 

Read more in our paper that was presented first at the ANC Cigre SEAPAC 2013 conference in Brisbane, about how zenon can be used as a CRAS (Centralized Remedial Action Scheme) as one step towards WAMPAC (Wide Area Monitoring Protection And Control).

"CRAS are a cost effective solution to improve the reliability and security of the electrical transmission and distribution networks. Our test results clearly demonstrated the versatility and flexibility of zenon. It was successfully demonstrated that a CRAS scheme can be added to a zenon SCADA system, converting it into a powerful real-time automation platform."

Pascal Schaub, Managing Director, D.T. Partners, Australia

“As the hype and excitement around the smart grid turn into reality, we present a paper that shows an easy way how the availability and stability of distribution and transmission networks can be increased, using existing infrastructure and zenon Logic, with an IEC 61850 server with GOOSE and MMS.”

Mark CLEMENS, Senior Consultant, COPA-DATA Headquarters

„Before I did the first test I had reservations if it would be a reasonable idea to start the load shedding application together with the SCADA on the same PC instead of using dedicated hardware. I wasn’t sure if it would be fast and reliable enough. But the results of the measurements simply exceeded our expectations.”

Ursula Piela, Senior Consultant, COPA-DATA Headquarters

Facing the challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Facing the challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Innovation, Regulation (FDA 21 CFR part 11) and the ‘patent cliff’

A wind of change is blowing through the pharmaceutical industry. An industry which has been characterized by heavy regulation and patent protection is about to change.

 

Over the next five years branded drugs with a value of ‘about $255 billion in global annual sales are set to go off patent'1. This means that there will be a lot of pressure to become more efficient and competitive. This is where the powerful SCADA system zenon steps in.



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Some important facts about the pharmaceutical industry

  • until now the pharmaceutical industry has been very profitable thanks to patent protected drugs
  • the pharmaceutical industry is considered the least efficient of major industries
  • the market share of generic drugs will rise from 75% to 85% by 20152
  • lapsing patents will force the pharmaceutical industry to become more competitive

SCADA and FDA 21 CFR part 11

What is the solution to all the challenges ahead? Becoming more efficient while still complying with regulation and guaranteeing product safety! A powerful SCADA system, like zenon from COPA-DATA, can help you do so.

Having proven its strengths in the world’s most competitive industries, like Automotive and F&B*, zenon is a true specialist in making manufacturing more efficient.

How can the SCADA system zenon contribute to enhance your production?

  • natively ready for creating FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliant SCADA projects with minimum engineering effort
  • increase output and optimize your KPIs
  • optimize yield and minimize the consumption of raw materials
  • powerful audit trail and batch control
  • integration of all relevant data necessary to optimize processes
  • implement lean manufacturing and six sigma

Of course, there’s a lot more zenon has to offer.

 

Download our White Paper now to learn more about the industry’s challenges and how to cope with them.

 

* industry leaders like BMW, Audi and PEPSI Cola have been using zenon for many years to increase their operational excellence.
1 in the US market; Source: EvaluatePharma Ltd
2 in the US market; Source: Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Comments on the Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (Part 1)

Part 2: Investment value and pharmaceutical automation demand

Part 3: Focus on Improvements

 

The recent Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (PAR) was held in North Chicago, Illinois. With a history of over 15 years focused to benchmark and share best practices from pharmaceutical companies around the world, it is a commercially neutral discussion with the aim of providing a good marriage between product demands and automation possibilities. Gaining a wealth of practical application knowledge and know-how from a forum which is willing to share from each other – to learn and progress.

Impressions of Automation Performance

In February a detailed review of the PAR meeting was released, which gave an impression of automation in the pharmaceutical industry. This review contains the most important topics discussed and, thus, gives an outline about significant shortfalls in the current usage and application – where automation is used in a production facility in the pharmaceutical industry. To us at COPA-DATA this report was rather pleasing. On the one hand, because many automation requirements in the pharmaceutical industry can already be perfectly satisfied by zenon. On the other hand, also our corporate vision and the goals we are pursuing, run remarkably parallel with the specific demands of the pharmaceutical sector.

Management’s review of Automation

In advance of the meeting, participants were requested to ask colleagues holding senior management positions outside of automation, to complete a questionnaire titled ‘Management`s View of Automation’. The answers formed the entire scope of this annual discussion. In this document we try to explain how COPA-DATA and the zenon Product Family can help overcome the shortfalls, which were collected with this survey.

Four major topics were discussed:

  • Level of automation
  • Automation value
  • Investment value and pharmaceutical automation demands (Part 2)
  • Focus on improvements (Part 3)

Level of automation

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“One big barrier to adding automation is the need for plant shutdown.”*

zenon: Having an environment which aids commissioning would reduce the plant inactivity during shutdown. As a progressive, scalable and modular concept zenon can realize projects stage by stage to massage evolution around retro-fit evolution. zenon hot-reload is efficient when commissioning to keep the project updated with the needs of the process, not waiting until the end of the day to make changes, other software may be inflexible to online commissioning – but not zenon. Repeatable modules promote the concept of ‘design once and reuse’, in the pharmaceutical industry this has the distinct advantage that risk is reduced, and with that validation is reduced. Either use the same project and apply it to different areas, or use the individual modules in unique arrangements. Design once and reuse.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“Management believe that automation can help them but they need to be educated on how automation can help them achieve their goals.”*


zenon: zenon is a one stop product providing all functionality within one integrated product family. The education on how to overcome current problems or risk in pharmaceutical automation is well documented on our Pharmaceutical section on this website. This is just the first stage, because zenon is more than just survive and succeed. It allows transformation, and opens the way to put your vision of the future into reality. This reality can be Optimization, Quality, Performance OEE, Operational Excellence, Energy Management & Optimization, including for example the ISO 50001 certification.

Automation value

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“Management responded with a positive indication that automation provides value to their plants, with values ranging from 37% very high value, 33% high value, 30% moderate value. Management believed that automation contributes to achieving the goals of improving safety, product quality, production capacity, and regulatory compliance.”*

zenon: Ergonomic automation engineering believes in achieving goals in all areas. Ergonomics - particularly with zenon - is making information transparent. Production affects more than just production personnel. Its figures and progress touch directly on business and management needs, quality has a clear need for actual and historic data, and it goes without saying that Operations management and Engineering departments require direct knowledge of production status. All of this requires the same information, but focused and aligned with the specific needs of the user. Putting the user centric to the processes operating around him or her, bring clear and instant understanding.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“Higher management such as Site managers and Vice presidents had a low opinion on automation contributing to lower manufacturing costs.”*

zenon: Lowering manufacturing costs has many flavors. It requires a combination of exercises to be carried out to realize the full potential. For example, operational excellence looks to i) People, ii) Process, iii) Equipment, iv) Management. In most people’s eyes automation only attacks the third element ‘Equipment’, but this alone is not enough. Ergonomics focuses the automation and brings the four together, with holistic improvement that brings management initiatives into production processes, and forces the marriage between equipment and people. Then results are passed back up the line to management efficiently, where change can be acted upon. Process improvements can be incremental, or as clean as turning a page. zenon has many philosophies that fit here, scalable and modular technology applies solutions to the needs and possibilities of now. We never lose the focus that well managed technology gives positive results in reducing production cost, regulation compliance, product quality and safety.

 

Part 2: Investment value and pharmaceutical automation demand

Part 3: Focus on Improvements

 

 

 

*quotes from automation.com – Management’s view of automation – Impressions of automation performance: http://www.automation.com/automation-news/article/managements-view-of-automation-impressions-of-automation-performance [21.05.2013]

Comments on the Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (Part 2)

Part 3: Focus on Improvements

Part 1: Level of Automation and Automation Value

Investment value and pharmaceutical automation demands

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“Automation in the pharmaceutical industry has more requirements than other manufacturing that increase cost particularly safety, quality, and regulatory compliance functions.”*

zenon: Indeed, the pharmaceutical industry requires that many key elements come together in each automation action, with strict quality and compliance measures adhered to. Quality isn’t finally designed in to a solution, it must be there from the core. This why COPA-DATA has strict Quality Control within its company culture, with a dedicated product for the life-science industries, embracing these unique challenges and demands head-on.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“I think people see what technology is delivering to the world at home on their computers, and then they contrast the automation in their plants. They see the gap.”*

zenon: One of the biggest revolutions in personal technology has been the intuitive interface on our smart phones. This type of user centric operating system has been dynamic and opened the way to bring technology to everybody. In this regard, zenon has pioneered with the first multi-touch HMI/SCADA technology, which is a window to our Ergonomic user-centric environment. It Embraces all our technology benefits to any user, directly through intuitive multi-touch interfaces.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“There are a number of projects initiated to maintain systems rather than adding new functions and these have minimal ROI.”*

zenon: A significant advantage of having one product family for the entire scope of automation functionality for a facility which easily integrates to others systems, it that expansion of that project or adding other projects is performed in easy stages. Existing functionality can be easily expanded with integral functionality, simple configuration affords an efficient validation of added functionality; and communication brings the systems together. Design once and used many times, allows efficient reused and modular construction using pre-validated blocks.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“Organizations in which automation is a separate function and not part of the decision process are further compounding the problem.”*

zenon: Employing high levels of technology brings people together – as technology advances the traditional boundaries are getting blurred. For example with the zenon Product Family you can access all production equipment and facility management processes, bringing these into the business domain through the zenon Analyzer and ERP interfaces. Link production operations to business measurable data, of cost, productivity, efficiency, energy usage, media usage. All of this through configuration, all of this in real time.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“The automation group reports into the maintenance manager at many of our sites, disconnecting automation people from the process.”*

zenon: Following on from the previous answer, see how engineering affects operation efficiency. See how an integrated system can reduce the need for engineering interventions. The two become aligned and efficient through a common goal, with interfaces focused to their individual needs originating from the same data.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“I asked the operations manager from one particular site if they bring in the automation people when brainstorming continuous improvement activities and he responded, ‘No, we don’t really talk to the automation people.’ The problem is Operations does not talk to Automation and that breaks the chain.”*

zenon: Through my experience in LEAN and Quality Circles, progressive evolution is only possible through a task force of multi-discipline personnel. In my experience the problem was always getting the accurate data – to create measurable milestones they collectively must hit. zenon has a high level of connectivity to natively communicate with industrial networks, PLC’s, and devices, thus bringing systems together, providing real-time accurate data.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:

“I think we got here in the early 2000’s when the emphasis was all on validation and ended up with a generation of automation engineers who were really good at the paperwork and change procedures. In a lot of cases they never learned how to be true engineers to make their processes run better. They are not on the floor like years ago finding significant improvement opportunities. I have no problem contracting out the people to do paperwork and have in-house engineers that are constantly looking to make us better.”*

zenon: In the past, Engineering has had significant focus on compliance and validation issues, in a ‘validate all’ culture which instilled fear for all people concerned. But the world keeps turning, things evolve; zenon has a lot of integral functionality which is brought to life through parameterization, which brings the product to a GAMP software category 4. With this you have complete solutions created in a validation efficient environment. The FDA is also evolving from this ‘validate all’ culture, in-line with the ISPE GAMP 5 guidelines, applying risk analysis to find and focus the validation activities on the regions of the automation which affect product quality and security. The zenon Pharma Edition looks to aid this design stage with automated documentation tools, project versioning, and project comparison, which highlight which changes have been made to a project, clearly stating what has been affected by the change, and so focus the attention of validation to only critical areas, thus reducing the uncertainty and bringing higher quality as a whole.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“If you went through all the non-conformance issues, 25-30% of them could probably be avoided by implementing some automation”*


zenon: Following the GAMP 5 risk assessment, non-conformity or risk of quality failure is assessed through a risk matrix, where Severity and Probability of failure determine a risk class, which is assessed with Detectability to determine the probability of failure. The task of the automation system in concept and operation is to make aware Severity, Probability, and Detectability. Through highly visible processes these three markers can be determined and qualified through clear understanding and identified as Critical Quality Attributes. High levels of visibility and reporting bring certainty to detecting determinable errors. COPA-DATA has a strict Quality Control structure, with procedures and documentation tracing development of each module in our product range. This library of functionality is enabled through parameterization. This means projects built on zenon technology, have a high level of quality and reliability, all pushing down the risk of non-compliance.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“They (automation practitioners) should be stepping back and thinking about a holistic change that will eliminate problems and issues. In the 1990’s we used to do these things, but we were usually in front of our process engineering peers.”*

zenon: Regulations in the recent past have segregated automation, in order to put boundaries on processes. The lack of simple communication mechanisms created isolated non-deterministic production environments. zenon offers simple to configure networks, and simple to configure automation solutions, which can control, acquire, communicate, and present information. Individual machines can now be lifted in to processes, and process-wide assessment carried out, with process audit-trail, alarm, and reporting. Holistic solutions for holistic operation.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“People in automation do an awful job of translating their work into business value for management.”*

zenon: The zenon Product Family aims to touch on all operations in the control pyramid, linking layers, accessing all areas of production and automation, bringing systems and people together. Real time information can be processed and focused to a specific person’s usage. This puts automation into all operations within the production environment, translating production operations into: Business measurable data, Operation management efficiency, Operator productivity and motivation. All from the automation and engineering backbone.

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable:
“We have a facility which is fully automated and we had a lot of debate on the value of it until the fully automated facility pulled way ahead of other facilities. We proved that automation is significantly better.”*

zenon: Our philosophy entirely, we “Aim to be the heartbeat of the automation industry”.

 

Part 3: Focus on Improvements

Part 1: Level of Automation and Automation Value

 

 

 

*quotes from automation.com – Management’s view of automation – Impressions of automation performance: http://www.automation.com/automation-news/article/managements-view-of-automation-impressions-of-automation-performance [21.05.2013]

Comments on the Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (Part 3)

Part 1: Level of Automation and Automation Value

Part 2: Investment value and pharmaceutical automation demands

Focus on Improvements

Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable*:
”56% of management has the opinion that automation’s contribution to meeting operational goals is on par with other functions, 15% said more than other functions, and 29% said less than other functions. What should the automation discipline focus on in the next 5-10 years?:

  • 18.4 % - Reducing automation costs
  • 17.1 % - Linkage to MES systems & fully integrated to IT
  • 11.8 % - Efficiency of operations/manufacturing
  • 10.5 % - Technical capability of automation professionals
  • 9.2 % - Simplify operator access to information
  • 9.2 % - Consistency & control
  • 4.0 % - Improving CSV (Computer System Validation) & reducing implementation time

With additional specific comments from survey participants:

  • In general there is a need to develop more cost effective automation solutions (project delivery & qualification) and life cycle management.
  • Manufacturing Execution/Electronic Batch Records integration into the manufacturing arena.
  • Enabling floor operators to visualize performance of their lines.
  • Focus on exploring innovative, advance process control such as using the real-time data from multiple sources to make smart decisions.

Broken out into a separate section 67% of Solids and Packaging thought levels of automation was too low. With areas to improve over the next 5-10 years being:

  • Simplify users and technical team interactions with systems and controls
  • Enabling floor operators to visualize performance of their lines.
  • Integration with other systems, etc. to support business goals.
  • Integration with other business systems such as SAP, Lab data acquisition systems, data warehouses, electronic batch records, etc.”

zenon: zenon’s ergonomic automation solutions are about bringing systems together to provide transparency across your facility, with a user-centric interface to the processes around them. This platform provides knowledge of the processes throughout the facility, at all management and operation levels, even direct at the machine level live KPI’s, such as OEE, can be presented for example. With high usability graphics, real-time data access, trending, reports, are all available through different interfaces such as workstation, server, tablet, machine HMI, SCADA terminal, web access. The operator is well informed, as is the manager, engineer, production management, senior management, etc. With transparent systems you can remove the requirement where operators need to continually walk up and down the machine – they can see all activity for a particular production line from each machine HMI terminal.

 

The zenon Product Family is configurable in nature with a significant library of functionality, providing a platform where entire solutions can be implemented in a configured environment, which reduces complexity, novelty, and risk, whilst increasing quality. Bespoke code can be accommodated, then encapsulated into this parameterization culture, whereby the code is validated once, then reused in a configurable fashion. Under the GAMP 5 guidelines, a software category 4 (configured product) significantly reduces risk and compliance requirements when compared to a programmed alternative. The zenon Product Family significantly reduces the validation and compliance efforts that need to be carried out. It also reduces the level of engineering required to design and support such a system.

 

We have a strong communication platform, which not only links into industrial networks, PLC’s and devices; but this continues up to the business and management layers to MES and ERP, with native interfaces to SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, and SQL; where bilateral transfer of information can take place in real-time. Our dynamic reporting server ‘zenon Analyzer’ brings information from the production environment and presents the information focused to the user’s need, i.e. with production batch reports, quality reports such as RBE, or engineering reports e.g. analyze alarm demographics. High visibility and transparency has positive influences on productivity and driving business goals. Giving real-time accurate data allows for closed loop control on business objectives, production initiatives, and engineering opportunities.

 

All of this increases the technical and communication capabilities of your facility, which can be integrated to your existing infrastructure without changing anything on a running system. Providing holistic knowledge and control of your processes which improve consistency to increase productivity.

 

Part 1: Level of Automation and Automation Value

Part 2: Investment value and pharmaceutical automation demands

 

 

 

*Quotes from automation.com – Management’s view of automation – Impressions of automation performance: http://www.automation.com/automation-news/article/managements-view-of-automation-impressions-of-automation-performance [21.05.2013]

Everywhere App by zenon

Everywhere App by zenon

The right Information
at the right time
in the right place

Have you already come across the Everywhere App by zenon? This App allows you to access current plant status, performance indicators, alarms or status messages from your mobile device, anytime and anywhere.


With this new-found flexibility in production, a fast reaction is achieved.



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People at different production levels also need different types of information. With the Everywhere App by zenon and the Everywhere Server it is possible for you to define relevant data and receive it directly on your Smartphone - regardless of whether you use iOS or Microsoft Phone. And from any location at which you might be. That's how you can have your production under control!

This is how the Everywhere App by zenon can support you:

Within large areas the monitoring of all production cells tends to block valuable employees from performing other tasks in central control stations. Qualified employees can contribute to achieving a stable production particularly due to their on-site efforts. The maintenance team can act independently and flexibly with the Everywhere App by zenon and is kept fully informed by this modern technology.

Uwe Heinze, Energy Systems Expert, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, Germany

on Energy Data Management:

"The performance, ease of use and design of the zenon software from COPA-DATA were convincing during the certification process. zenon meets the requirements of TÜV SÜD for energy data management systems to a high degree".

Rudolf Kropf, Head of EET, Adelholzener Alpenquellen GmbH

on Energy Data Management:

"Even though we have generated more fills and could increase our turnover in the last year, we have managed to achieve a large savings in individual consumption through our Energy Management System with the support of zenon."

Looking for more ergonomics in your automation? Send us an E-mail: sales@copadata.com

Energy Data
Management

Energy Data
Management

with zenon

Evaluate energy data, optimize equipment, reduce energy costs

Energy managers often do not have enough time left for the important tasks – identifying and implementing saving potential. You can solve this problem with zenon. zenon supports you with the automated collection and evaluation of any energy data which you may need as a basis for decision making in energy management.



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Gathering data from the entire infrastructure

Do you work with equipment from various manufacturers? Is your infrastructure complex and decentralized? With zenon you can bring all your energy consumption areas into one system – from the production, over tools, right up to facility management. You can thereby keep an overview of your energy consumption and your energy saving potential is never hard to find.

Processing data and archiving

The entire data which you may need for your Energy Management reports, can be displayed with zenon in real time. This also includes Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs), as described in the ISO 50001:2011 standard for example. zenon offers industry-proven archiving technologies and open interfaces. You are thereby flexible and independent when saving data. Additionally, zenon offers a certified interface for existing SAP ERP systems.

Clearly Displaying information

zenon can perfectly support you when displaying different types of data – from Energy Performance Indicators, energy analyses, trend curves, alarm message lists and events, right up to complex graphical reports. Energy consumption can be analyzed, not only according to production volume but also in combination with price data.

ISO 50001:2011

zenon can offer you the decisive edge for the certification of an Energy Management System. zenon meets the requirements of the TÜV Süd Standard “Certified Energy Data Management” and was certified accordingly. This certification is based on a zenon reference application which was certified according to ISO 50001.

Fast Facts

  • Energy data from various sources are centrally bundled
  • Clear display of energy consumption data
  • Energy management reports and performance indicators in real time as well as historical
  • From the machine operator up to the CEO: flexible access to all analyses
  • Simple integration into existing systems

 

ISO 50001:2011

ISO 50001:2011

Standards for Energy
Management of the future

ISO 50001:2011 doesn`t only see to how an Energy Management System should perform. The standard is based on, as are the standards for quality management and environmental management, the so-called PDCA cycle time. Here, P stands for "Plan", D for "Do", C for "Check" and A for "Act".



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The use of energy and other resources, such as water or fossil substances, should be transferred over into a controllable process using guidelines and instructions. Consistent energy management isn`t an environmental fig leaf but a process which helps a company get to grips with their consumption and costs, without thereby limiting the volume and quality of their production. In some states there are also concrete tax advantages relating to this. Such as in Germany, for example, an Energy Management System in accordance with ISO 50001 brings reductions in energy tax.

 

From plant management to all members of staff, all those who play a part in a company are involved, from agreeing on goals to controlling results, right up to qualified procedural steps. Thus, with the ISO 50001:2011, great value is placed on the entire energy management in a company and must be integrated in the complete value chain.

Introduce Energy Management whilst conforming to standards

The core of the new standard is the PDCA scheme: "Plan-Do-Check-Act". This means it involves a four-step-approach.

  • Plan: In the first step the actual situation is understood. Based on energy output performance indicators (ENPIs), binding goals and plans are created.
  • Do: The plans from Step 1 are implemented.
  • Check: The results should be measured, monitored and documented. Were the goals reached the does the production data still correspond with the guidelines?
  • Act: Successful steps should be established and developed across the entire organizational system. The corrective action of this Act phase forms the starting point for the next cycle in the ISO 50001 certification process.

The fundamental principles of the ISO 50001:2011 standards clearly show that a functioning Energy Management System must permanently measure, collect, process and analyze consumption and production data. The core instrument for this is an Energy Data Management System (EDMS) which has everything under control, from energy consumption meters, right up to significant software reports.

 

Find out more about how you can accurately and reliably advance your energy management with zenon – in this article.

 

 

You can read more about ISO 50001 and zenon here:

 

ISO 50001 - Implement an Energy Data Management System with zenon

ISO 50001 in the Food & Beverage Industry

ISO 50001 in the Automotive Industry

Energy Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

COPA-DATA
Software Release

COPA-DATA
Software Release

zenon 7.11 in
Food & Beverage

In March 2014 COPA-DATA brought zenon 7.11, a new update of its industrial automation software, to the market. The new product version comes with a variety of innovative functionalities, providing numerous benefits, particularly tailored to the Food & Beverage industry.

The zenon Product Family is already a well-established system in the Food & Beverage industry, providing comprehensive solutions in terms of human-machine interface, data acquisition, process control, supervision, analysis and reporting. zenon plays a central role in applications such as batch control, production line management, certified energy data management, building and utilities automation.

The experience gained from these wide-ranging projects in manufacturing plants all over the world, combined with the results from Research & Development and the creativity of COPA-DATA´s software specialists, offer the basis for continuous development.

Due to the ergonomic engineering and design approach, zenon 7.11 offers customized benefits for individual user groups. One advantage is that members of production teams, from the operator to the manager, are able to fulfil their tasks with less effort and at a high performance level. The zenon development environment also addresses automation and IT specialists and their demand for connectivity, diverse functionalities and flexibility.

Many previous out-of-the box modules have been further expanded in zenon 7.11, making state-of-the-art technologies available to anybody who chooses to implement an industrial application, be it for process operation, improved OEE or energy consumption optimization.

 

The need for extensive connectivity to production equipment and manufacturing systems was expanded through new communication drivers.

 

The Batch Control module of zenon was also developed further, resulting in a reduction of engineering time in the PLC, by supporting various control strategies of the production equipment. Process engineers now have increased control of the different versions of the batch recipe templates.

Improved ergonomics in zenon 7.11 is also seen in the way users can easily interact with production processes and quickly benefit from the abundance of available information. Process visualization, trend curves, alarm and event lists, and reports are continuously available in the clear context of production area, equipment, time and relevant production data, such as batch, shift, article etc. The user is also supported with top-down approaches offering more flexibility, from global overview to complex analysis, using dynamically-filtered details within comprehensive faceplates.

In order to reduce integration time and improve the graphical quality of the entire application, innovative Food & Beverage specific symbols where designed and made available to automation specialists.

 

Furthermore, the support for mobile applications based on zenon was enhanced, offering increased security and performance. The zenon Everywhere Server is also open to project engineers developing their own apps or for integration in web-based solutions established around zenon.

zenon 7.11 brings improved ergonomics in project configuration and Runtime, providing Food & Beverage manufacturers with a sophisticated and reliable industrial automation platform for continuous improvement and a rapid return on investment.

ISO 50001:2011
Certification

ISO 50001:2011
Certification

EMS in compliance
with ISO 50001:2011

Protecting the Environment whilst cutting costs – Impossible?
It’s not, if you implement an Energy Management System (EMS/EnMS) at your company. An Energy Management System helps you to keep an eye on your resource and energy consumption. In this way you can optimize your productivity whilst diminishing your consumption.
You can find a formal framework for an Energy Management System in the ISO 50001:2011 norm – a standard, which also attracted attention internationally.



ISO 50001

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Regardless of which industry you are in – an Energy Management System in accordance with ISO 50001 can be applied anywhere – even if you are in a strictly regulated environment or if you are under extreme cost or time constraints.

You can find the most important information about ISO 50001:2011 here

This PDF gives you an overview of the most common questions about ISO 50001 – such as, what are the motives for implementing an Energy Management System (EMS/EnMS) and what are the advantages of an ISO 50001 certification?

This White Paper also covers a comparison of ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 as well as a comparison of ISO 50001 and its predecessor EN 16001. Furthermore, the difference between ISO 50001 and EMAS is being discussed.

 

Do you have further questions concerning the topics of Energy Management System and ISO 50001? Send us an E-Mail.

 

Energy Management in the Automotive Industry

Energy Management in the Automotive Industry

How to implement an ISO 50001 certified EnMS with zenon

Energy Management in the Automotive Industry is a challenge as the need for environmental sustainability is continually growing:

  • Legal requirements and standards are becoming more and more focused on protecting the environment (e.g. ISO 50001).
  • Energy costs are soaring sky high. A rise of 25% in energy costs since 2005 speaks for itself and energy prices are predicted to further increase in the coming years. Even though the prognoses vary considerably: a 30% increase in electricity prices can be expected in the next 10 years.
  • In order to remain competitive resources must be used efficiently.

 

The advantages of an Energy Management System are therefore quite obvious: Energy and resource consumption costs fall dramatically!



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zenon's contribution to an Energy Management System according to ISO 50001

The ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems is a hot topic and new certifications have rapidly risen in the last year. Mainly because this certification is based on legal requirements and governmental support.

The ISO 50001 for Energy Management Systems is based on the concept of the continuous improvement process. This is reached via the Plan-Do-Check-Act Model (PDCA), which requires a comprehensive Energy Data Management.

As a result, however, such a certification demands a huge amount of time – especially in the Energy data collection area. Production managers report spending 80% of their time trying to measure energy consumption and have little time left for their real job.

This proves how important it really is to keep this time expenditure to a minimum. This is where COPA-DATA`s solutions can help you. The zenon Product Family takes on clear data collection and analysis for you and supports you in optimizing consumption. zenon ensures that your data is reliably and efficiently collected and analyzed.

 

More detailed information on how zenon can support you in your Energy Management can be found in this White Paper

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly at automotive@copadata.com

Save time on Energy Data Management

Save time on Energy Data Management

Become ISO 50001 certified quickly and easily with zenon.

Energy Management according to ISO 50001 is a cutting-edge topic in the Food & Beverage Industry. The motives for introducing an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System are varied:

  • Legal requirements and governmental support are increasingly based on environmental standards such as the ISO 50001.
  • A 25 % rise in energy costs since 2005 forces companies to save on resources in order to remain competitive. This situation will increase further.
  • Corporate Responsibility and sustainability are becoming part of business policies for more and more companies.


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The ISO 50001, however, requires a comprehensive Energy Data Management system.

Collecting required energy data takes a considerable amount of time which could be better used elsewhere.

zenon undertakes the necessary energy data collection and processing - and you save precious time!

Energy Data Management: Save time and costs with zenon

The ISO 50001 Standard is based, as are many other ISO standards, on the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP). In order to properly implement CIP it is vital to have a comprehensive Energy Data Management system. Because the required Plan-Do-Check-Act process demands the exact monitoring and analysis of recourse consumption.

 

zenon takes care of detailed and reliable data collection for you and offers an informative analysis. Key performance indicators, trend curves and alarm lists are just a sample of tools which will simplify your ISO 50001 implementation.

Based on the given analysis you can make decisions which will reduce resource consumption.

You can thereby work in collaboration with zenon on the basis of ISO 50001 to:

  • significantly decrease costs
  • increase productivity
  • and therefore secure your competitive position

If you have questions regarding the topic of an Energy Management System with zenon, you can contact us directly at: fnb@copadata.com

ISO 50001 as opportunity for the Automotive industry.

ISO 50001 as opportunity for the Automotive industry.

Acquire a certified Energy Management System with zenon

Energy and media costs, as well as controlled resource consumption, are crucial for success in the automotive industry. Therefore, on the one hand the new ISO 50001 standards for effective energy and resource management come in very handy, but at the same time it also brings new challenges. To control energy costs in the framework of a current standard is not an effective cost-cutting approach, but also paves the way to government support. Furthermore, successful energy management positively affects the climate and thereby also one`s own image.



Energymonitoring

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What does ISO 50001:2011 offer the Automotive industry?

The standard goes beyond the question of what an energy management system should provide. It provides companies with concrete specifications and instructions for successful implementation. In addition to the management who primarily need to ensure realistic goals and controlled measures, it is necessary to integrate as many employees of a company as possible for the implementation and control.

 

It is also particularly important to see that a good balance is achieved. It is not only the goal to reach the best possible numbers, but also the optimum coordination of the company goals and a reduction of energy consumption. Quality and quantity of the production should not suffer as a result of the measures. More importantly, energy data needs to be specifically analyzed in a continuous process and optimization potential should be exploited.

 

A central part of the ISO 50001 certification is already taken from the ISO 9001 (quality management systems) and the ISO 14001 (environmental management systems) standard`s known PDCA cycle:

  • Plan: Understand the situation and create goals and plans for improvement on the basis of energy output performance indicators (ENPIs).
  • Do: Put plans into action.
  • Check: Measure results, monitor, document and evaluate.
  • Act: Strengthen positive experiences and continue development across the entire organizational system and over various production teams.

Perfect implementation of an Energy Management System with zenon

The members of the zenon Product Family have already proven in practice how they are perfectly suited for the optimal implementation of an EMS. Especially zenon Supervisor, zenon Logic and zenon Analyzer are the ideal combination. With their help it is possible to win, analyze and perfectly prepare a large variety of data – ready for use in presentations – during running operations and in Realtime, from almost all sensors, PLCs, machinery and equipment.

 

You can read more about ISO 50001 and zenon here:

ISO 50001 - Implement an Energy Data Management System with zenon

ISO 50001 in the Food & Beverage Industry

Energy Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

ISO 50001 in the 
Food & Beverage 
Industry

ISO 50001 in the
Food & Beverage
Industry

zenon as the foundation for certified Energy Management

Energy and resource management is playing more and more of a fundamental role in companies in the F&B industry. On the one hand, increasing energy expenses are becoming noticeable in production costs, and on the other hand profitable margins can only take effect if costs are reduced. In more and more countries measures are also being taken in the area of energy efficiency and the sustainable use of resources according to legal guidelines or requirements for financial support. The international standard ISO 50001 plays an important part here.



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What does the ISO 50001:2011 standard mean for F&B?

The new standard not only answers the question: "What should an energy management system be able to accomplish". It also supports companies in achieving successful implementation by means of guidelines and instructions. Management needs to give clear specifications of their goals and implementation requirements and, where possible, all employees should be involved in the realization and the ongoing process.

It is not strictly about quantitative decisions, or lowering energy consumption at all costs, because a decrease in production volume and quality should also be avoided. It is about specifically analyzing energy data, discovering and utilizing optimization potential – and steadily continue the process.

A central part of the ISO 50001 certification can already be derived from the familiar PDCA cycle of the ISO 9001 (quality management systems) and the ISO 14001 (environmental management systems) standards:

  • Plan: Understand the situation and create goals and plans for improvement on the basis of energy output performance indicators (ENPIs).
  • Do: Put plans into action.
  • Check: Measure results, monitor, document and evaluate.
  • Act: Strengthen positive experiences and continue development across the entire organizational system and over various production teams.

Your Energy Management System with zenon

The zenon Product Family has already proven itself as the centerpiece of an EDMS during running operations. Why is zenon particularly suited as the core component of an energy data management system? Well, zenon:

  • Provides over 300 communication protocols: so data can be easily collected from the entire system infrastructure.
  • Can process the collected data in real time, analyze and prepare as well as archive in various formats, including SQL.
  • Can display information logically and clearly.
  • Can integrate any desired amount of employees or data sources, also via the web.
  • Can be integrated into any system without the need for revalidation and saves training costs.

 

You can read more about ISO 50001 and zenon here:

ISO 50001 - Implement an Energy Data Management System with zenon

ISO 50001 in the Automotive Industry

Energy Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

ISO 50001:2011 Professional Energy Management

ISO 50001:2011 Professional Energy Management

How a standard can reduce your costs & protect environment

Targeted energy management is not only of interest for cost-conscious companies. More and more countries are expecting companies to undertake energy audits and measures to reduce the consumption of raw material and negative impacts on the environment. Since June 2011 a worldwide standard is in place, supported by guidelines and instructions for systematic energy management in order to minimize energy consumption and reduce negative environmental effects: the ISO 50001:2011 standard.



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The new standard replaces ISO 16001. Structurally, ISO 9001 meets the requirements for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management systems. Therefore, it can also be easily integrated as a basis for further management systems.

 

Consistent energy management according to ISO 50001 allows untapped potentials to be discovered, the improvement of existing measures and well-targeted action concerning energy consumption and emission reduction. Therefore, companies not only provide essential contributions to climate protection, they can profit themselves from more predictable consumption and related cost reductions and – not to forget – the improved image.

What can ISO 50001 do?

The new standard not only gives information regarding what an energy management system should do, it also supports by introducing targeted measures with instructions. Here, it is not just about quantitative measures, but about a continuous improvement process, which optimally manages energy consumption without negatively influencing the volume or quality of the production. Hence, the standard is based on a systematic approach, supporting process implementation.

 

Companies orientating their energy management system to ISO 50001 must define and naturally also document how they plan to meet the requirements. Of course, the field of application and the energy management system limits should also be precisely defined. Management and employees are all involved and take responsibility, to ensure long-term thinking and commitment.

 

The plan involves four phases of initial implementation and their validation, through to additional corrective action. Steps, which should obviously not only happen once, but which should be part of a continuous process.

 

You can read more about ISO 50001 and zenon here:

ISO 50001 - Implement an Energy Data Management System with zenon

ISO 50001 in the Food & Beverage Industry

ISO 50001 in the Automotive Industry

Energy Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ergonomics in Automation

More performance, less stress

Close connection of Ergonomics and Automation

When you think about Automation do you connect it to machinery and equipment?  That is correct of course, but there is more to it! Automation is about people. Our work is simplified when constantly recurring, strenuous or even dangerous tasks can be transferred over to machinery through automation.


But what does Ergonomics have to do with Automation?



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Ergonomics and Automation

Ergonomics means that you can design your work environment so that working is stress-free and highly efficient.


In many textbooks Ergonomics ends at the office chair or at best already at the computer monitor. At COPA-DATA we think that there is more to Ergonomics. In a world filled with pressure on efficiency, you need to reduce complexity and be able to control machinery and equipment ergonomically. Only this way can you achieve full performance without wasting your resources.


Your advantages:

  • Greatly reduce stress
  • Guaranteed efficient working
  • Less input - better results

Ergonomic Equipment - how?

Our answer is simple: perfect connection of people, processes and machinery through software - with zenon.

 

10 Steps for Ergonomic Operation with zenon

  1. Network what belongs together
  2. Be well informed – always on time
  3. Find required information easily and quickly
  4. Have an overview from wherever you are
  5. Keep processes simple and efficient
  6. Avoid mistakes, gain security
  7. Secure and comfortable control and operation
  8. Profit from individually adaptable interfaces
  9. Continually improve equipment performance
  10. Reach your goals free of stress

More Ergonomics for you!

Can you achieve more, with less stress? This vision is becoming reality - for you too!  Contact us now and we can show you how this works: sales@copadata.com

Uwe Heinze, Energy Systems Expert, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, Germany

on Energy Data Management:

"The performance, ease of use and design of the zenon software from COPA-DATA were convincing during the certification process. zenon meets the requirements of TÜV SÜD for energy data management systems to a high degree".

Rudolf Kropf, Head of EET, Adelholzener Alpenquellen GmbH

on Energy Data Management:

"Even though we have generated more fills and could increase our turnover in the last year, we have managed to achieve a large savings in individual consumption through our Energy Management System with the support of zenon."

Profitable Engineering for Industrial Automation Projects

Profitable Engineering for Industrial Automation Projects

Reduce your engineering times by up to 80%

Profitable Engineering - what for?

Feel the flow and progress quickly. In the first instance, quick and efficient working is just plain fun.
But, of course, there are also economic reasons for profitable engineering.  Many engineering hours are put into the creation and continuous maintenance of HMI/SCADA projects. To considerably reduce these efforts means less costs. And less costs whilst achieving an optimal result means a higher return.  

Profitable Engineering - how?

zenon is solely oriented in supporting you for quick engineering. You can also create complex projects more efficiently and quickly.

  • Set parameters instead of programming
  • Object-orientation and a central approach
  • Efficient symbol handling
  • Templates - complete and individual
  • Automatic project planning with wizards


Efficient Engineering

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Efficient Engineering

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