After the offline configuration of the Filling machine, the configuration is stored in a Descriptor and further used in system engineering to set up a production line.

In this phase, as shown in Figure F.13, a System Integrator defines the ITagNameplate information, custom DataSets (if allowed), the connections between machines in the production, the communications intervals and Quality of Service (QoS) being used and Networking configuration (e.g., IP addresses, VLAN Ids).


Figure F.13 – Usage of a Descriptor in subsequent engineering

As the final step, the connection information, including custom DataSets, the communication intervals and QoS, is deployed to the ConnectionManager(s), which is responsible for establishing the connections. Other information, like ITagNamePlate and Networking configuration, is deployed directly to the machines.