The TH SCOPE was awarded second place at the 2010 European Automation Awards for automation innovation as voted by attendees of the 2010 SPS/IPC/Drives Expo in Nuremburg, Germany. The technology of the TH SCOPE enables users to replace multiple complex diagnostic tools with one solution. The software displays diagnostics for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and other Industrial Ethernet protocols, through the combination of the web-based software tool the TH SCOPE and the network access point the TH LINK.
Unlike other diagnostic tools, the TH SCOPE was designed with the needs of the end-user in mind. The diagnostic data collected by the TH SCOPE can be displayed in any device that has internet capabilities. Users of TH SCOPE are no longer need a desktop PC or HMI screen. The data can easily be viewed on any Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone, and the TH SCOPE’s automatic email alerts ensure a rapid delivery of system malfunctions when they occur.
With the TH SCOPE end-users can access the status of all networks and diagnostics information, both centrally and remotely. The network quality is evaluated using different parameters, and is clearly displayed in a user-friendly graphical interface which permits critical network alerts to be identified at a glance. This unified diagnostic view, combined with cross-protocol diagnostic functions, has been proven in Europe to greatly reduce systems monitoring costs in all system life cycle phases.
TH SCOPE data is not limited to one level of operator access. The diagnostic information can easily be exported to higher-level applications such as: Historians, ERP systems, Asset Management Systems, Process Control Systems, and even Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Excel. This is all possible via TH SCOPE’s built in OPC connectivity which is fully compliant with the latest OPC Foundation standards. Any existing plant systems with OPC Connectivity can effortlessly connect to the TH SCOPE and enable the flow of diagnostic directly from the plant floor right to the boardroom for more effective business decisions.
More information about the TH SCOPE is available at: http://www.t-h.de/index.php?id=511&L=1