TRAC PROCESS DATABASE MANAGER PDBM
The Process database manager or PDBM is a desktop application for managing the data associated with an industrial automated production process. It communicates with external equipment through OPC-UA data exchange standard. It consists of many modules, that together provide complete control of the process data.
Industrial processes are usually executed according to a predefined recipe, such as the ones managed by the PDBM recipe module. The module is used to create new, maintain existing and remove obsolete recipes for various types of production processes. It supports SFC definition of recipes, recipe versioning, approval mechanism, organizing into batches and work orders and categorizing into recipe types.
After the industrial process is completed, the PDBM report module comes into play. Besides previewing and exporting the reports, the reporting module give the user complete freedom to configure the report’s look and feel. Reports are generated based on the data provided by the external production system while the PDBM application ensures report integrity and safe storage in the database.
To allow an even deeper analysis of the process execution and compliance with regulatory standards the PDBM audit trail module keeps records of anything that is happening within the process. Various types of events are supported: from alarms, authentication events and application events to user defined events that are fully configurable to fit the demands of the external system.
In modern industrial sites many different users can operate different aspects of the production process. The PDBM User management module allows the administrator to manage users that can access the PDBM application and organize them into user groups. Integration with active directory is also supported.
In combination with the user management module, the access management module allows each user to be assigned a set of access rights, that define what actions the user can perform. To provide finely grained control over the external system, the module supports adding user-defined access rights resulting in a fully customizable access management solution. When even stricter access control is required, the PDBM application supports electronic signatures that must be signed before the requested action can be executed.
Configuration module gives the user complete freedom to configure all aspects of the PDBM: from process-oriented elements such as operations with their parameters, measurement units and sensors to user interface elements such as translations of user data and table layouts.
- Audit Trail
- User management
- Access management
- Modern interface with hamburger menus and ribbon bars
- Industry standard OPC-UA communication
BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES
- Fully user configurable
- CFR 21 Part 11 compliant (electronic signature, audit trail)
- Intuitive and easy to use graphical user interface
- Integration with Active Directory
- Multi-language support
- Supports touch screen displays
- Developed using modern software frameworks and practices