Ready for the cloud
27 October 2017
Field devices are becoming smarter, i.e. they themselves are able to provide more and more information and transmit it via bus systems to other components in the network. With the new version of the SIMATIC PDM MS, field device data and information can be cyclically provided for transport into cloud-based applications. This opens up the way for condition monitoring functions to be realized as cloud-based applications – independent of the automation system. The cyclical acquisition of data in the SIMATIC PDM MS results in long-term data series from which the applications can develop statements on the life cycle or intelligent service strategies.