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Message concept of PCS 7

5.2 PCS 7 message system

Additional information
You can find detailed information about the message system as follows:
● In the
● In the configuration manual
● In the online help for
● In the
PCS 7 message system
PCS 7 message system
PCS 7 acquires data on the status of your process and process control system using blocks
assigned with appropriate parameters. You can influence the response to an event with a
suitable program.
The most important message systems of PCS 7 are:
● WinCC operator control and monitoring system
● SIMATIC BATCH batch data management
Both message systems are available on the PCS 7 OS in process mode (runtime).
Configuration of messages in the message lists of PCS 7 OS
Every process message displayed on a PCS 7 OS always includes the following information:
● Date
● Time
● Origin
● Event
● Message Class
You can achieve the following when configuring messages:
WinCC Information System :
Select the Start menu command under the SIEMENS SIMATIC products WinCC
Information System, and look under "System Overview > How WinCC Works >
– Message system of a PCS 7 OS
– Archive system of a PCS 7 OS
– Reports system of a PCS 7 OS
"Settings for the alarm system"
SIMATIC BATCH , you will find the following information under "Batch
Data Management":
– Batch reports
– Archiving batches
SIMATIC Route Control online help, you will find the following information under
"Operator Control and Monitoring":
– Route log
PCS 7 Process Control System; Operator Station , in the section
Service support and diagnostics (V8.0)
Service Manual, 03/2012, A5E02779775-02


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