In times of rising energy costs and increasing scarcity of raw materials, it is more important to know who the consumers are and when and where energy, resources, materials or media are used. Consumption reports are used for this purpose.
If counter values for energy and media are already available, they can be used directly for reporting. However, the mere presentation of counter values is often not sufficient. For instance, the consumption should be shown for a specific period of time, e.g. a day, a week, a month or a year.
These tasks can be easily solved using the integrating calculation and archive functions of PLC Reports.
Consumption values should often be determined. If only online measurements are available, PLC Reports helps by calculating the counter without the need of using a hardware counter device.