COPA-DATA introduces a comprehensive portfolio of software products for integrated, ergonomic automation solutions. The new zenon Product Family, consisting of four tailor-made products, covers the complete range of automation from sensor to ERP. For industry-specific projects in the pharmaceutical industry, users are now additionally offered a zenon Pharma Edition.
zenon 7 is the result of a new, strategic direction to a more differentiated, more clearly structured product offer from COPA-DATA. Until now, the HMI/SCADA software zenon was produced and sold as the sole, central product. With zenon 7, zenon is growing into a product family comprised of individual, fully-integrated software products, including zenon Analyzer, zenon Supervisor, zenon Operator and zenon Logic. COPA-DATA CEO, Thomas Punzenberger explains: "The objective of this product split is to respond better to the different needs of various target groups within the automation industry. Our product offering is becoming more clearly structured for users so we can offer the exact package that is required and tailor it to individual needs. Customers can choose the functionalities which are needed for their particular project from the product family and optimize these for their specific embedded or SCADA platform."
zenon Product Family: complete integration from sensor to ERP
Complete reusability and continuity through the entire zenon Product Family allow for efficient engineering, easy handling and a marked saving of time and cost. For platform-independent, Dynamic Production Reporting zenon Analyzer brings the ideal prerequisites. The reporting tool handles and presents data from the process to the ERP and enables informative reports, extensive KPI calculations and statistical analyses. Engineers and operators requiring comprehensive visualization and operating large, complex equipment are offered a suitable solution with the independent SCADA system zenon Supervisor. zenon Operator, COPA-DATA`s new embedded HMI system was specifically developed for simple and ergonomic machine operation and the control of smaller equipment. zenon Logic, the integrated PLC system with IEC 61131-3 programming environment, completes the zenon Product Family.
zenon 7 Overview
Differentiated product portfolio consisting of:
o zenon Supervisor - Independent SCADA system
o zenon Operator - Embedded HMI system
o zenon Logic - Integrated PLC system
In combination with the reporting software, zenon Analyzer, which was brought to the market in the Fall of 2011, these four products make up the zenon Product Family, which offers a complete and integrated solution from sensor to ERP.
zenon 7 has been equipped with around 230 new functionalities. Highlights include:
zenon Pharma Edition
The pharmaceutical industry faces great challenges in the coming years.
Expiring patents and the increased importance of generic medicines are dramatically changing the industry logic. Efficiency and productivity are gaining in importance. That is why, with zenon 7, COPA-DATA now also offers particular, industry-specific software adapted to automation projects in the pharmaceutical industry. Security has been particularly considered for the strictly regulated Pharma environment. zenon Pharma Edition is equipped with specific safety features in order to comply with regulations and to encourage a rapid, simple validation process. Robert Harrison, Pharmaceutical Industry Manager at COPA-DATA explains: "The zenon Pharma Edition streamlines our footprint; enabling users to create a framework for standardization which still leaves room to innovate - even within the tight constraints that compliance in such a heavily regulated global market imposes."
The Future is Ergonomics
Ergonomics at the workstation normally refers to ideal working conditions and includes all equipment which a person is provided with in order to achieve an optimal work outcome. "With zenon 7 our aim is to also bring ergonomics to industrial production processes and workflows," says Punzenberger. Thus, zenon can, for example, simply be integrated into existing infrastructures and easily communicates with systems from other manufacturers via a variety of native drivers, communication protocols and interfaces. Processes can then be better coordinated with each other and operations networked together. Customizable templates and freely definable wizards in zenon allow for easy, rapidly deployed projects, enable straightforward adaptations and support engineers when considering company-specific requirements.
Predefined objects, symbols and templates can also be easily reused in zenon, such as complete process screens and their layout. This has a huge impact on project development time and gives users freedom to work on other tasks. With the customization of diverse filter settings, display screens or palettes, zenon users can create their own personal user interface. This leads to a better overview and familiarity, allows for intuitive working and reduces error rates. Furthermore, zenon 7 offers comprehensive support with Multitouch gestures enabling user-friendly, secure and ergonomic work conditions in the industrial operating environment.
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