The Teeken software
- monitors one or more PLCs or PLC-like devices
- catches events like alarms, process states, counters, value over limit, device offline, etc.
- notifies personnel via e-mail, Twitter(*) or push notifications
- logs events and process values into text files
Use cases are for example to
- call service / maintenance personnel in case of process alarms
- collect data for performance and availability analysis (OEE)
- log alarms and events for implementation and start-up
- periodically send out performance indicators by e-mail or notification
Read some detailed use cases for Teeken.
Teeken is explicitly designed for
- small to medium applications without SCADA
- production lines without personnel
- distributed or off-site Anlagen
- Implementation and start-up
- runs on 32 and 64bit Windows based computers (XP, Win7, Windows Server)
- has a very small memory footprint
- can be started automatically (Task Scheduler)
- is portable, i.e. needs no installation, doesn't change registry, etc.
Teeken can communicate with
- Simatic S7 PLCs via MPI or TCP/IP
- ModbusTCP capable devices like Schneider-Electric Quantum, Atrium, etc.
- OPC sources (in preparation)
One Teeken instance can connect to many devices.
Event / alarm triggers are
- Process variable changes:
- General change (value different from last read)
- Absolut value difference above limit (deadband)
- Below or above a given limit
- Value becomes zero or non-zero
- Timed events:
- at certain time(s) every day
- every n minutes, hours
- Push notification to smartphones (iPhone, Android, etc.) using external services (cf. the How-To page)
- Twitter(*), DM or tweet
- Log into text files (CSV format) for Excel et.al.
One trigger can activate multiple actions, for example to send out
- a push notification and log the event
- the same alarm to more than one person
- the same alarm over more than one channel (e-mail plus push)
Start, try-out, purchase
- Use Teeken-Demo package, available for free download to get a feeling what Teeken can do
- Ask for suggestions on how to use Teeken for your task
- Purchase one of the production packages
Why is it called Teeken
Teeken is a plattdüütsche (northern german dialect) word for Sign or Signal.
Teeken acquires signals (alarms, events) from a process and sends signals to persons.
OTOH, it's just a cool and unusual word ;)
(*) Twitter in preparation. If you need this function, please contact me.
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