Analysis of key performance indicators

Paul Boughton

Siemens Industry has expanded its Simatic WinCC V7.2 Scada software with the optional WinCC/PerformanceMonitor package for calculating and analysing plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs).

Through this new expansion, users can achieve optimisation potential for production and measures for increasing productivity, as combining results and accompanying values can reveal correlations, such as product quality in relation to suppliers.

The Simatic WinCC V7.2 Scada software supports the acquisition, visualisation, and analysis of production data. Analysis with the new WinCC/PerformanceMonitor software package is based on the process data acquired by WinCC, which is associated during runtime. The user sets up calculation formulas to be used in WinCC, without needing any additional knowledge.

Several visualisations are possible for evaluation: a Gantt chart with the time sequence of states, a bar chart for analysing key performance indicators and a table for states and accompanying values. Visualisations are also available via the web in the WinCC WebNavigatorClient.

The calculated key performance indicators can be further processed in a WinCC display, for example line-dashboard, or in a trend display. In conjunction with the Simatic information server, key performance indicators can be grouped together online to form target-group-oriented reports and can be queried at any time.

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