CERN-wide consultancy and support for the selected families of PLCs , namely the Siemens-S7 and Schneider Unity-compatible series as well as fieldbuses (i.e.: Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet/IP and CANbus support)
It manages the technical interface with the PLC suppliers.
Centralizes knowledge for the selection of the hardware and in its configuration in order to interface with the SCADA systems and with the process.
Continuous industry market survey about PLCs and industrial fieldbuses in terms of identifying new commercial solutions that may be of the CERN interest
Develops or provides assistance for the development of Process Automation applications using the CERN frameworks (notably UNICOS-CPC & FESA like applications) or internal group standards.
Advanced applications: advanced control & simulation actitivies
Maintains the developed applications during their life cycle or transfers the necessary competences to the end users.