'Energy Manager v1.0 release'. [04-08-2016]
'Energy Manager' is combination of a scheduler and a recipe manager. It is made for handling the starting and stopping of units and/or sending recipes based on schedules in a calendar to a Siemens PLC. Each day can have 10 records / eventtriggers and 6 units are managable with this application. There is no PLC code regarding the calendar and recipe functionallity. Just like all other applications on automationsoftware.be you can configure the PLC adresses for the link by setting a DB number and a variable index in the DB. The scheduler sets and resets these bits by schedule settings. Processed triggers are logged in a csv file.
This application is a great tool for energy savings where a Scada system would be overkill. For example for managing weekends and holiday days on heatingsystems: When nobody is working in the company, then the heaters can use reduce parameters (recipe). Another example could be for closing air pressure valves when there is no production busy, this could eliminate air pressure losses on such days and save money for the company.