Process Data Management

High-performance archive search: Database archiving software gains significant speed

Chronos, Database Archiving, Process Data Management

Performance Package One now makes searching the Chronos archive up to 50 times faster. The feature is available as of Chronos version 5.3.0.




Especially when large amounts of data are searched in the Chronos archive, this could sometimes take a long time in the past – depending on hardware and network. A continuously increasing volume of data in the archive also reduced performance when searching for data.


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Upgrade IPM Curve Navigator: Detect deviations within production processes even more precisely

Process Data Management, Quality Assurance

The improvement of the IPM module from version 6.4 provides additional functions. Quality and production managers can look forward to the enhancements for the optimal evaluation of process curves.


The ongoing development of the product range of CSP GmbH & Co. KG includes not only new features but also the upgrade of existing modules in the respective software solutions. The IPM Curve Navigator has now been optimized so that quality and production managers can detect deviations in their manufacturing processes even more easily and precisely. With the release of the new IPM version, the module offers useful additional functionalities.




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Container technology: Lower costs, significantly more performance

Database Archiving, Process Data Management, Quality Assurance, Worker Guidance

CSP integrates Docker containers into its products. Their level of high availability, scalability and resource-saving use makes them the ideal partner for IT managers.


Container-Technologie Docker


Container technology is becoming more and more established replacing virtual machines. This is primarily because they are suitable for applications that are more static and do not change often, whereas containers are much more flexible and make frequent updates possible in a simple way. This technology is therefore ideal for applications with varying workloads. “Containers can be used across operating systems and are highly available. If one quits, the next one steps in. Just like a train, containers can be easily connected and disconnected as needed,” explains Stefan Hammermüller, Strategic Product Manager at CSP.
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Feedback requested: Release Candidate OPC40451-1 ready for launch

General, Chronos, Database Archiving, Process Data Management, Quality Assurance, Worker Guidance

Working group for joining technologies presents OPC UA Companion Specification. The aim of the cooperation is to maintain manufacturer independence in terms of machines, tools and bolting systems. Their unified, fast and cost-effective connection and the reduction of integration complexity in industrial automation are amongst others the focus topics.


OPCUA_VDMA_Release Candidate CSP


Bolting systems consist of numerous components that can now be modeled in a standardized way: Controllers, tools, storage devices, sensors, cables or even batteries, for example. Application areas are IT asset management, condition monitoring, result management and event management.


The German Engineering Federation, VDMA, recently conducted a study on interoperability in mechanical engineering among more than 600 companies in its sector. The results show that the goal of interoperable interfaces such as OPC UA must be to map production systems universally.

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CSP joins the VDMA initiative “OPC UA IJT”

General, Process Data Management

Leading manufacturers are working with VDMA Robotics + Automation to develop an OPC UA Companion Specification (CS) for joining technologies. Active participation in expert committees ensures the earliest possible support for CSP customers.


Mitgliedschaft membership VDMA CSP OPC UA IJT


Machinery and plant engineering is considered as one of the innovation drivers of the German economy. With its technologies, this industry includes all areas of life. For example, it provides new solutions in the fields of engine technology, energy efficiency, resource preservation and medicine. The largest network organization in Germany and Europe, with around 3,300 members, is the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). For communication and data connection between machine and IT, OPC UA increasingly established itself as a standard in industrial automation. This is an open and flexible communication protocol for automation applications.

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Improve production management with new CAQ solution from CSP

Process Data Management

Innovative component tracking with IPM® RCS enables tracking according to ISO 9001 in real time, increases transparency on the shop floor and has a positive effect on the cost structure of manufacturing companies. Automated container tracking introduces itself as another feature.


CSP Software IPM RCS Produktionsmanagement verbessern


If components are integrated, bought in large batches or purchased from different suppliers, processing companies must maintain an overview and ensure traceability. What if there are low-quality batches among the supplies? Of course, this also applies if components suddenly turn out to be defective during the production process, for example due to incorrect assembly or if the FIFO principle has not been observed and parts have been stored for too long. No matter how it happens – if individual parts are defective or damaged, they can affect the functionality and safety of the end product. But what can be done to prevent this from happening in the first place? How to quickly figure out where defective parts are already installed?


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