First and foremost, the heart of the IOT Suite, the OEE App, has seen some further improvements. One important focus is Order Management, with the new ability to link orders with products and machines making order handling faster and easier. Furthermore, order lists and order states can be synchronized mot only between machines but also between IOT Boxes. Order-specific KPIs can be generated as well.
Another OEE-focused innovation is the reworking of the time category feature. Automatic Intervals with targeted endpoints can now be set, helping to easier factor in planned stops.
New steps have been taken to broaden connectivity, with the addition of new Apps and the refactoring of existing ones. These include an MQTT Client, SINUMERIK Powerline support and a connection to MindSphere, the leading industrial IoT-as-a-service solution from Siemens. Established Apps such as Subscribe and Modbus have seen improvement as well, giving the user more control over device parameter settings.
A new reporting feature has been implemented via a REST interface, operable via http/https. Secure data exchange is possible through JSON encoding, and in addition to Power BI and XHQ, many open source reporting tools are supported as well.
Of course, Security has also been enhanced, with the software being up to date on all the latest Security Updates. It now features a dedicated CERT store that lets the user manage box certificates directly within the UI.
Naturally, with this newest update a strong focus has been put on the increase of stability and overall product quality, guaranteeing the customers the best possible user experience.
SIMATIC WinCC OA IOT Suite Software can be ordered at the Siemens Industry Mall website.