Proces1e2caddc159d3912dd630337cb7e376e605f43b1.jpgs control systems are used mostly in larger plants. They can be used to manage open- and closed-loop control tasks and are connected to sensors and actuators. Control and monitoring stations provide a visual overview of the plant. Bus systems are used to link these control and monitoring stations to components on the plant floor.


TM800 – APROL System Concept

When it comes to collecting, displaying and analyzing data or providing user management, APROL is the tool to use. Installation and configuration are the first steps toward operating the system.

Objectives and content

  • Introduction to the APROL system
  • Philosophy, process control components and bus systems
  • Logging into the Engineering system, window manager and login mechanism
  • CaeManager: Functions and operation
  • CaeManager help documentation
  • APROL user management
  • User templates, creating templates, creating users, import/export functions

TM811 – APROL Runtime System

In order to get the most out of a complex system – whether software or hardware – you must first know and understand its characteristics, runtime behavior and user interface.

Objectives and content

  • User interfaces in the Runtime system
  • Elements of the Display Center
  • Toolbars, alarms, graphic tree and operation
  • Debugging in CFC and online trends
  • Working with alarm reports
  • Time ranges, filters and methods of representation for analysis
  • Working with the TrendViewer
  • Layout, settings, operation, zoom and printing


TM812 – APROL Operator Management

Users with different areas of responsibility, capabilities and backgrounds can all work in the same system. Well-organized user management makes it easy to assign permissions for the relevant information and image content.

Objectives and content

  • Operator management and access rights
  • OperatorManager: Groups, operating and handling
  • Creating graphic blocks
  • Linking logic and process graphics or dynamic elements
  • Library rights management
  • Graphic blocks, standard permissions for libraries


TM813 – APROL XML Queries and Audit Trail

Data collection and analysis is a fundamental part of a process control system. User actions and process variables can also be collected and exported for further analysis.

Objectives and content

  • XML queries in the Runtime system
  • AlarmReport, TrendReport, CompressorReport
  • ProcessDataReport and AuditTrailReport
  • XML queries in the Engineering system
  • TargetControlReport and ChangeControlReport
  • XML queries that span multiple systems
  • System messages, ChronoLog advanced queries
  • Memory usage information, APROL System Diagnostics Manager
  • Memory and CPU, hard drive, ChronoLog, networking
  • Querying Windows computers

TM830 – APROL Project Engineering

A project can only be created and configured after a structure and concept have been defined beforehand. Making changes after the fact can cost both time and money.

Objectives and content

  • Project engineering and properties
  • Structuring a project
  • Hardware configuration
  • Adding and configuring controllers
  • Control computer configuration
  • Setting up the control computer and APROL system
  • Saving, activating and compiling changes
  • Configuring simple controller logic
  • Function Block Diagram editor and features
  • Function blocks, connections and I/O bars
  • Build and distribution
  • Source control, activation, compilation, acknowledgment, build sequences and download


TM890 – The Basics of LINUX

The Linux operating system has become well-established in many areas. System stability and a large community of developers are just a few of its advantages.

Objectives and content

  • General information about Linux
  • Users and user management
  • Graphical user interface and consoles
  • File system and directory structure
  • Overview of basic commands and command sets
  • File permissions and processes
  • Networking and network configuration
  • Working with data storage media
  • Archiving files
  • APROL file structure


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