More and more machines and plants are connected with one another, and industrial processes are becoming more and more complex. This means that the number of different engineering tools is on the rise. All of these tools are harmonized in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) from Siemens. These include STEP 7 – the programmable logic controller software (PLC) – and WinCC. More than half of all PLC programmers use the TIA Portal.
Siemens’ TIA Portal provides complete access to the entire digitalized automation, from digital planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation. All operational, machine, and plant processes can be optimized in this development environment. The user interface is self-explanatory. Simulation tools also help to drastically reduce development times.