New Calendar Option Enables Flexible Planning of Production Processes

Press Release Summary:

  • Calendar option is used to define the running times of machines and plants and to create standard templates for regular production days and shifts
  • Can be used to plan the process execution relative to a timeline and in this way
  • Performance insight option provides user with a formula editor for the calculation of KPI's

Original Press Release:

New Plant Intelligence Options for More Transparency and Planning in The Production Process

  • New Plant Intelligence options, fully integrated in WinCC Unified, available on tablet or PC
  • “Performance Insight” option for simple display and calculation of key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Create and visualize structured planning of production processes with the "Calendar" option

Siemens launches two new Plant Intelligence options for the WinCC Unified system: The “Performance Insight” and “Calendar” options extend the WinCC Unified visualization system with functionality for more transparency and structured planning in the production processes. The additional options can be individually combined according to application requirements and are fully integrated in the system, so that all functions are available to the user on various devices such as tablet or PC. By using the information thus obtained and planning ahead, costs can be reduced, and rejects avoided. In addition, production facilities can be better utilized, which increases effectiveness and efficiency.

The new Performance Insight option provides the user with a formula editor for the calculation of key performance indicators (KPI's) according to ISO standard 22400 as well as a comprehensive choice of WinCC Controls for their display and for analysis purposes. The performance, quality and availability of the production plant can be visualized using a wide range of different formats such as bar charts, Gantt diagrams and multiline displays, allowing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) to be calculated. Plant operators can record the entire production process status, from factory level down to individual machines, allowing systematic detection of optimization potential.

The “Calendar” option for the visualization of structured planning of production processes is now also available in WinCC. This function is used to define the running times of machines and plants and to create standard templates for regular production days and shifts. Furthermore, the calendar function can be used to plan the process execution relative to a timeline and in this way, for example, the start-up time of a machine before the begin of a work shift can be considered. Due to the consideration of operating times, the new “Calendar” option enables a more flexible planning of production processes and events.

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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