Directly connect your Peakboard Box to a S7 controller using the S7 protocol (RFC1006)
Link and view real-time data from Siemens S7 with data from a variety of other data sources.
Direct information about certain events, such as faults, allows you to react immediately.
With Peakboard you have several options for processing your machine data, for example, by using an MQTT server or a cloud-based IoT hub (e.g., from Azure or Google). You can connect your Peakboard Box directly to an S7 controller via the integrated Siemens S7 interface. Not only can you use it to communicate machine data in real time, you can also use it with other data from other Peakboard data sources, e.g., from SAP, your MES or via OPC UA. Our tutorial shows you exactly how to create a Siemens S7 PLC visualization. See our help site for additional information about Siemens S7 data connections.
With an S7 controller, you have to specify exactly which variable you want to access. To do this, you must define the data type, the data block and the “Byte Offset”. You can obtain this information from your controller.
There are a variety of use cases for Peakboard. For example, you can count the parts produced via a connected light barrier or display error messages from your machine on a dashboard. It can function as a decentralized fault reporting system, so to speak. Our Template Portal offers free templates and examples for processing and utilizing your Siemens S7 process data.
Capture, process and visualize your order data e.g. from SAP with the production data from your machine – in real time and without major programming effort.
Just download the software for free, install it on your PC and get started.
"Very flexible and simple solution with wide applications. Used in various areas of production and logistics together with SAP and nonERP data. Fully integrable with many standard interfaces and high flexibility for development. High degree of freedom in the presentation of visualizations."
Head of IT EMEA
"Our department needs data from different systems. With Peakboard, all data sources can be united in one overview. The time saved is enormous, as the data from the upstream systems is syncronized automatically and, above all, live. We can now take action based on the real-time data without wasting time. Easy design of meaningful dashboards on the KPIs that are important to us. Intuitive way of working."
Rev. Acc., Environmental Services
"You can dig into plotting simple data. If you like it a bit prettier, you can also use the countless templates and customize them easily. If you do need support, it is 100% on point and very personally interested. We used to implement wallboards with the help of old Windows laptops. I was thrilled that there was such a super solution for this to be handled more professionally."
"The visualization makes a very professional impression. Whereas Flipchart was used for presentation before, Peakboard now takes over. Up to date and attentive. Overall very good system for visualizing process data."
BL in Germany
"Very clear and tidy software. Administration is clear quite quickly after a few clicks and the software is easy and quick to configure and administer."
Software developer in Germany
The example of a shop floor board gives you a clear representation of which possible data sources are hidden behind the displayed information. Just hover over the elements to reveal the respective data sources.