Connecting manufacturing execution applications and enterprise planning systems to manufacturing automation systems, such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Plant Data Historian, or the laboratory information management system (LIMS), is important and frequently needed by shop floor users to monitor and analyze the information collected from the manufacturing processes and machines.
TAG-Consulting will show you how to integrate SAP MII with manufacturing automation systems using notification agents for getting notifications on changes of values in the source system, and using PCo query or tag query to query data from the source system. We also discuss some use cases of event management by connecting PCo to different types of manufacturing automation source systems and destinations such as SAP MII.
With SAP MII and PCo real-time integration with manufacturing automation systems can be easily achieved, even though the underlying systems may provide different types of connection protocols, such as object linking and embedding (OLE) for Process Control (OPC), OLE for Database (OLE DB), Open Database Connectivity (OBDC), and File System, as well as proprietary connectors to OSISoft PI, Aspentech InfoPlus 21, and GE Fanuc iHistorian.
While SAP PCo acts as the connection adapter for the automation systems, SAP MII provides the business logic to manage the data and incorporate business rules as required to derive real-time intelligence on the process data.