About Wonderware Prometheus
Managing control strategies, code and standards across many PLC’s and SCADA/HMI systems is a huge challenge and a heavy burden for any organization. Prometheus is the industry’s first universal configuration solution that defines, programs and documents your control code into all your control systems from the HMI to your PLCs and I/O.
Prometheus gives you an extraordinary, high level programming environment that automates complex configuration tasks and enables you to configure all of your control components, regardless of type or vendor brand.
By removing the complexity and the tedious burden of updating multiple applications, Prometheus drives greater agility across your automation and control systems to ensure that your plants run the most efficient and up-to-date processes.
Key Value Drivers
Dramatically reduces complexity of control design
Greatly reduces startup and deployment times, costs and expertise required
Centralizes standards management regardless of target device or vendor
Makes changes easy and more manageable to help you improve asset performance and working life
Captures and documents your control strategies to share knowledge amongst team members and reduce risk during employee transition
Prometheus delivers benefits to everyone on the control team
Prometheus structures and simplifies the entire development process, delivering benefits to everyone on the control team.
For the operations team, Prometheus delivers total transparency and visibility with simulation and an online view of executing logic to provide you with total control and keep the process running; no more jumping wires in the cabinet or forcing values in the controller. With real time process monitoring during change deployment, Prometheus makes it possible to implement process improvements to the controller safely and without disruption.
Your control code is developed inside Prometheus, independent of the target device, but is compiled by the vendor’s original software to ensure compliance and validation, and also to download to the target device. This approach gives you the best of all worlds: device-agnostic development and management and standards compliance, while leveraging the unique features of every platform in your operation and using the vendor’s own tools to ensure compatibility.
With real time process monitoring during change deployment, Prometheus makes it possible to implement process improvements to the controller safely and without disruption.
Timely Decision Making
Prometheus has a multi user framework which provides all engineering disciplines with visibility into the project, to ensure early identification of issues and support timely decision-making.
Workflows improve rigor and validation
Workflows in Prometheus are flexible as each control asset is built as a modular component; work can start at the top with the process definition or at the bottom with the I/O. Prometheus highlights incomplete work so you are assured of no loose ends, and with low fidelity simulation built in, testing and validation is easy.
Prometheus is vendor neutral and platform independent with code libraries that support intelligent plug and socket assembly. It eliminates the burden for you have experts on staff to be proficient in Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Siemens or Raspberry Pi etc. This gives you even more benefits including
Projects are implemented much faster
Process plant and business improvements can be sourced from a diverse range of disciplines – engineering resources no longer have to be PLC literate
Minimizes the need for specific multi-vendor experience and lets you employ a broader range of resources
No experience is required to translate improvements across different control systems
Standardized Process Definition
Prometheus lets you define your process, without ambiguity, from single controller projects to large scale projects distributed across multiple controllers (PLC, RTU, IoT devices and Supervisory applications) and from multiple vendors.
Centralize management of standards from a single console
Prometheus enables engineering groups to develop standardized templates and libraries using economical, general purpose computers, and then scale up over time as your configured code is deployed to specific devices, wherever you have them: locally, regionally or globally across your entire organization.
Prometheus lets you work at an appropriately high level - hiding unnecessary complexities of the target control systems, without ever compromising on functionality. Prometheus lets you easily create and validate reusable templates, which provide the interface between all the control elements that eventually you will deploy to your target control devices.
Change impact analysis and process state monitoring
Prometheus uses change impact analysis, combined with process state monitoring, to synchronize change propagation across all components of a running control system. Seamless live synchronization of all components enables incremental improvement of operational assets in real-time. Prometheus’ runtime synchronization enables immediate asset performance improvements without the need to wait for scheduled downtime to deploy changes.