Monitoring the status of the protocol elements

Monitoring the status of the different protocol elements (PREs) in our SICAM RTU based SCADA system is not only a safety-critical requirement, but can be of great help in locating sporadic communication problems. The SICAM TOOLBOX II with its great flexibility offers us many configuration options, so we can freely decide how detailed the communication should be monitored.…

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Bulk editing the image names in OPM

The Bulk edit tool is probably the mostly used instrument in OPM, no TOOLBOXer can live without it. Though powerful when it comes to managing image parameters, it still has an unpleasant weakness: image names cannot be edited with it.

We all know those situations when in the middle of the commissioning phase the client comes with some special change requests, like making a global change in the image naming system.…

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SICAM AK3 and Windows 10 compatibility problems

Update (07.06.2018): Siemens has officially solved this issue with Rev 0406 of  CPCX26.

Several years ago SIEMENS released the SICAM AK3, the newest version of its biggest and most powerful SICAM RTU. By doing so, the company aimed not only to facelift the older AK ACP, but also to cut product costs, thus making it more attractive to the market.…

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Be professional! Use the TOOLBOX short commands

SIEMENS’ SICAM (Substation Integration Control Automation Monitoring) product line offers amazingly flexible industrial controllers specially created for energy automation projects. The configuration toolchain, our beloved SICAM TOOLBOX II, contains all the tools needed for the engineering and programming tasks, moreover offers handy instruments for the diagnosis and troubleshooting of the automation units.…

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