- October 09, 2018
- Itris Automation
October 9, 2018 - After the initial launch on their home soil in September 2017, the French software developer Itris Automation announced the launch of their real-time diagnostics solution, ICS Monitoring, internationally. This solution supports the troubleshooting of PLC-based control systems, by facilitating the understanding of the system and by helping to find the origin of a problem more quickly.
With their customers’ needs in mind, Itris Automation put to use their expertise in computer science and automation to create a solution that will allow users to identify the causes of a machine breakdown. To do this, ICS Monitoring simplifies the representation of the program’s data flow and logic, while displaying the real-time values of the variables. This representation, with the live values and its dynamic navigation, makes troubleshooting a PLC program easier, with no need to use the development environments or to be a PLC code expert. Thus, the solution ICS Monitoring allows operators and experts to find the origin of a problem and to reduce downtime.
ICS Monitoring can integrate into the production environment. On the one hand, the solution can connect directly to the process data via Modbus TCP or OPC, communication protocols allowing data to be shared in real-time. On the other, it can work with version management tools, to keep the program information up-to-date, and with supervision systems, from where the solution can be launched directly.
ICS Monitoring is now available for programs based on PLCs from Schneider Electric, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Codesys, among others.