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PLC / HMI / SCADA PLC / HMI / SCADA

You will be getting a practical knowledge and experience in designing and programming of all most common PLC-based systems including HMI & WEB graphics, and fault detection. SCADA — Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition plays a very important role in the present automation industry. A knowledge how to program HMI and SCADA and develop proper graphic screen is critical for any type of automation machinery and production. You can take any and all crush course by attending Downtime Reduction School where you can get training on other disciplines as well.

Introduction

The SCADA concept was developed as a universal means of remote access to a variety of local control modules, which could be from different manufacturers allowing access through standard automation protocols. In practice, large SCADA systems have grown to become very similar to distributed control systems in function, but using multiple means of interfacing with the plant. They can control large-scale processes that can include multiple sites, and work over large distances as well as small distance. It is one of the most commonly-used types of industrial control systems, however there are concerns about SCADA systems being vulnerable to cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism attacks.

The following four items represent a common parts of a SCADA system:

PLC – Programmable Logic Controller Systems. Control Logic Programming and Control System Panels for Various PLC & Control Hardware Vendors
SCADA-HMI — Human Machine Interface Software Integration. Graphical animation of process data, alarming, data logging, trending, report generation, client/server configuration, Internet/web access, and database software integration on computers and other hardware platforms
SCADA-RTU/PLC — Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition for Remote Terminal Unit & PLC Systems
Complete SCADA system design, build, and integration capablities for remote control & monitoring over radio, phone, and various communication networks
RMP-2001 — Remote Monitoring Panel  NEW!
Cost effective remote monitoring solution over phone line (FREE Monitoring Software)

Since about 1998, virtually all major PLC manufacturers have offered integrated HMI/SCADA systems, many of them using open and non-proprietary communications protocols. Numerous specialized third-party HMI/SCADA packages, offering built-in compatibility with most major PLCs, have also entered the market, allowing mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and technicians to configure HMIs themselves, without the need for a custom-made program written by a software programmer.

  • The Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) connects to physical equipment.
  • Typically, an RTU converts the electrical signals from the equipment to digital values such as the open/closed status from a switch or a valve, or measurements such as pressure, flow, voltage or current.
  • By converting and sending these electrical signals out to equipment the RTU can control equipment, such as opening or closing a switch or a valve, or setting the speed of a pump.

Applications

Both large and small systems can be built using the SCADA concept. These systems can range from just tens to thousands of control loops, depending on the application. Example processes include industrial, infrastructure, and facility-based processes, as described below:

  • Industrial processes include manufacturing, process control, power generation, fabrication, and refining, and may run in continuous, batch, repetitive, or discrete modes.
  • Infrastructure processes may be public or private, and include water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, oil and gas pipelines, electric power transmission and distribution, and wind farms.
  • Facility processes, including buildings, airports, ships, and space stations. They monitor and control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), access, and energy consumption.

List of HMI/SCADA vendors

Below is a short list of HMI and SCADA packages offered by the most popular vendors:

Tibbo systems

AggreGate SCADA/HMI is a system for visualizing and operating processes, production flows, machines and plants.

Honeywell

Experion SCADA is a powerful software platform that incorporates innovative applications for HMI and SCADA. Experion provides a highly scalable, integrated, multi-server SCADA system with the highest level of reliability, safety and security in a complete SCADA solution.

mySCADA Technologies

mySCADA is complete unified multi-platform SCADA/HMI solution for monitoring, control and analysis of technological systems. With integrated architecture built on open standards, mySCADA can easily adopt to every level of visualization currently needed.

Opto22

Groov is simple and mobile web-based operator interface system from Opto 22 company. groov easily connects to almost everything, requires only a web browser to build and view interfaces. Because it puts ready-made gadgets at your fingertips and requires zero programming, it’s simple to build, deploy, and view effective and 100% scalable operator interfaces.

Siemens

WinCC is designed modular and makes possible both demanding single-user applications in mechanical engineering as well as complex multi-user solutions or distributed systems in plant visualization. Simatic WinCC SCADA 7.

MicroSYS

PROMOTIC is a complex SCADA object software tool for creating applications that monitor, control and display technological processes in various industrial areas. PROMOTIC designed for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/XPe/2003 operation systems, allows effective creation of distributed and open applications in various industrial branches.

COPA-DATA

Zenon is an open-design, object-oriented industrial automation application. It is used by many companies around the world for process visualization, as a human/machine interface (HMI) and as a process control system (SCADA). Its openness makes fast, efficient interfaces with any hardware or software possible.

GEOVAP

Reliance is a professional SCADA/HMI system designed for the visualization and control of industrial processes and for building automation. The Reliance 4 Design development environment is intended for creating and editing visualization projects (applications). The runtime software is a program designed to run a visualization project on the end user’s computer.
Vista Control System

Vista Control System

Vista Control Systems Vsystem is a collection of comprehensive, real-time, networked process control software tools known for performance and scalability, openness, support and training, and cross-platform/cross-version application.

Enscada

IndigoSCADA uses the signals and slots language construct, introduced in Qt, which makes it easy to implement the observer pattern. DCS – SCADA running on Linux and Windows. Development environment C/C++. HMI is based on QT library. Different technologies (EiC, GigaBASE, FastDB, ORTE) have been integrated. OPC DA 2.05a, AE 1.10, HDA 1.20, DNP 3.0, RFC 1006, Modbus are supported.

Halton Group

Current Energy Manager is designed to monitor and control remote automated systems over the Internet. CEM utilizes a client-server architecture, where the server portion is located on a global Internet server. No additional programs are necessary to operate CEM, aside from an Internet Browser, Flash Player plug-in and connection to the Internet.

Cogent Real-Time Systems

DataHub WebView is a rich internet application for delivering real-time data displays in a standard web browser. DataHub WebView is the perfect addition to SCADA system, allowing you to see desktop quality graphics and real-time updates of your process data in a web browser from anywhere in the world.

Sentient Computing

MacroView v5 is the next installment in the very popular MacroView SCADA/HMI system currently widely used in the Coal, Oil, Gas, Mining, Production, Transportation, Environmental and Power Industries. Version 5 is currently in development, however the software already adds value through the use of highly scalable vector graphics, and a powerful Object Server background.

Maple Systems

WebStudio is powerful configuration software for the Panel PCs and Open HMIs. It is specifically designed to develop projects for industrial applications such as automation, process control and supervision that will run on industrial PCs using the Microsoft Windows XP or CE.net operating system.

Bentek Systems

NetSCADA is an Enterprise Client/Server HMI and SCADA system that allows configuration and monitoring over the Internet. NetSCADA’s object-oriented configuration allows users to easily organize and replicate multi-RTU sites in a fraction of the time a traditional SCADA / MMI would require.

Fultek Industrial

WinTr is developed at .NET 2008. Thus development is very easy. Moreover it is compatible with Windows 7 and other operating systems that will be released. New Operating systems are released .NET framework compatible. WinTr Scada development is free, runtime and development are sold together. WinTr Scada is sold with 3 years free upgrade warranty.

Remocs

Black Diamond is a powerful process monitoring and control tool that lets you build and deliver intuitive and reliable HMI / SCADA and reporting solutions in next to no time. It is designed to capture and provide data visualization suitable for factory floor operations, as well as provide ability to generate data and analysis reports that help process managers take informed and timely decisions.

Kessler-Ellis

2010-08-26 13:45:43views: 1052

Infilink HMI Software is a full featured industrial automation software solution at an affordable price. It is ideal for the small PLC user with its easy setup and run time price half that of competitive products. Machine builders and users want the benefits of a Windows based package, but are held back by the premium prices demanded by many vendors.

Azeotech
2010-08-26 12:14:09views: 1051

DAQFactory offers the features and power – all the features of the big tools like Wonderware, Citect, RSView, but scaled down for smaller systems.

 

Control Technology
2010-08-25 15:42:44views: 1662

CT HMI Builder provides a quick new approach to graphical interface design. Built using todays latest Java technology, CT HMI offers a consistent drag-and-drop environment that minimizes typing and drawing. CT HMI objects are both graphically and functionally dynamic. So when you drop them in the design window, they appear and function exactly as they will in the runtime environment.

Broadwin
2010-08-25 15:41:14views: 1543

Using a standard Web-browser, users can view and control automation equipment used in manufacturing facilities, industrial process plants, electric power stations and building automation systems. WebAccess is the first fully web browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces (HMI), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).

Trihedral

2010-08-25 14:46:40views: 1007

Any line manager will tell you that process uptime is their highest priority, and the availability of process data is a close second. VTS is designed with these core needs in mind, providing users a high-availability, feature-rich, flexible software interface intended specifically for mission-critical environments.

Exele

2010-07-28 16:41:00views: 1747

TopView is a comprehensive, cost-effective alarm management and notification tool that is being used successfully wherever data measurements need to be monitored, such as in water and wastewater, electric power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing, building management, chemical, pulp and paper, research, communication, transportation, IT, and system performance.

WebSCADA

2010-07-06 14:18:10views: 868

WebSCADA uses the latest Internet technologies to help customers to increase plant floor productivities, to improve automation system flexibilities, and to minimize Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system costs. When you choose WebSCADA, you are assured of obtaining the most advanced, reliable, and proven technology.

Yokogawa Electric

2010-07-06 13:07:10views: 1938

Many industrial companies and utilities rely on FAST/TOOLS from Yokogawa, to deliver the high levels of data integration and guaranteed data integrity they demand. The secret of FAST/TOOLS success in these critical applications is its highly reliable design, combined with exceptional performance and on-line configuration capability.

ICSCADA

2010-06-02 19:58:22views: 867

ICSCADA Web based SCADA system can be used to gather data directly from the wellhead RTU, store and review gas analysis information and keep maintenance records for frequency of calibration. Several tools designed to verify and calculate manual input data are available in a network based enterprise application.

 Advantech eAutomation Group

2010-06-02 19:57:47views: 812

WebAccess is web browser-based software for HMI and SCADA applications successfully utilized in many industrial applications around the world, including Facilities Monitoring, Building Automation, Factory Automation.

InduSoft

2010-06-01 15:08:33views: 1536

InduSoft Web Studio is the most powerful collection of e-automation development tools offering Web and wireless integration on the market today. You can use InduSoft Web Studio to create native Windows NT/2000/XP/CE/CE.NET and Web-based HMI/ SCADA applications — with no other tools required.

General Electric Company

2010-04-13 13:52:10views: 1496

Proficy Pulse is a flexible software application designed for operators, engineers and analysts that delivers powerful visualization and analysis through a unified, single point. It can source data from the Proficy family of products such as Proficy Historian, as well as from any underlying product because it is based on industry standards.

CIMON

2010-04-13 12:35:10views: 1120

CIMON-SCADA is Windows OS based industrial automation software developed by KDT Systems Corp. which specializes in developing and providing powerful network solutions with high performance and reliability.

CIMON-SCADA consists of DS product for which both development and execution is enabled as well as RS product for which only execution is enabled.

Nautsilus

2010-04-09 08:25:57views: 770

Phocus has been designed to meet the most demanding process monitoring and control system requirements. This powerful SCADA and HMI software package provides many features not normally associated with PC based solutions. It is cost effective and is priced to be competitive with rival packages based on other less reliable platforms.

Iconics

2010-03-30 11:09:45views: 1754

ICONICS GENESIS32 is the industry’s first and only fully scalable suite of OPC, SNMP, Web-enabled HMI and SCADA applications. Designed from the ground up to take advantage of the entire range of Microsoft Windows operating systems, the GENESIS32 Automation Suite delivers unparalleled performance and cost savings due to its design around open standards.

InstantHMI

2010-03-26 16:19:56views: 793

Software Horizons develops and markets low cost Industrial Human Machine Interface (HMI / SCADA) software and total solutions based on Windows PC, Windows CE, Windows Mobile/Pocket PC, and Palm OS Platforms incorporating the latest technology for wireless connectivity to allow ‘Anywhere, Anytime’ information access in the field and on the factory floor. InstantHMI 5.

Mobiform Software

2010-03-26 16:19:56views: 1545

The Status Vision Designer is a powerful data visualization software package that serves as a sophisticated HMI (Human Machine Interface) designer for manufacturing and other process control industries.

Control System Works, Inc.

2010-03-26 15:57:20views: 1876

Welcome to the new age of industrial automation: web-based solutions. See how Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies and Microsoft .NET can be a solid basement for building a scalable, flexible, robust and graphically impressive web-based applications for industrial automation and process control.

Inductive Automation

2010-03-19 14:56:30views: 1759

Ignition has been used to create industrial automation software systems covering the full spectrum between HMI, SCADA, MES, and industrial middleware. Our unique web and database-centric architecture lets the software be used across dozens of industries worldwide. Data analysis is the key to improving efficiency and saving money. But analysis is only useful if the right people can see it.

Industrial Defender

2010-03-17 11:04:56views: 976

Industrial Defender’s RTAP SCADA platform specializes in monitoring and controlling large mission-critical operations that are complex, diverse and evolving. According to our customers, “The Industrial Defender RTAP product is considered to have the best performing real-time database on the market.

7-Technologies

2010-03-15 17:56:30views: 902

IGSS – Interactive Graphical SCADA System – is a state-of-the art SCADA system used for monitoring and controlling industrial processes. With more than 25 years in business and a very loyal customer base, IGSS is a proven system in many industries worldwide. IGSS communicates with all major industry standard PLCs. The software is user-friendly, yet packed with all required features.

Advantech

2010-03-12 11:17:52views: 1814

Advantech Studio is a powerful, integrated collection of automation tools that includes all the building blocks required to develop modern Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) applications that run on Windows NT/2000/XP and CE.NET, or in an Internet/Intranet environment.

Advantech

2010-03-11 11:34:28views: 928

Advantech GeniDAQ 4.0 is a 32-bit Microsoft Windows-based graphical application software for data acquisition. It supports Windows NT and Windows 95/98, as well as Windows CE for Runtime applications.

DW Hylton

2010-03-10 11:42:04views: 769

The Sellwood HMI is a powerful PC based HMI / SCADA application for the Mitsubishi FX PLC. This easy to use program empowers you to build a human interface for your process in a few minutes that really looks good and everyone will rave about. This is the quick and easy HMI for a Mitsubishi FX PLC that will save you time and money.

Merz

2010-03-09 16:44:04views: 2598

Aspic 3.30 is an open, compact and reliable tool for process vizualization and control, designed for Windows 95/98/2000/XP and CE. With Aspic 3.30 you can vizualize and control all data coming out of OPC Servers or DDE Servers. Aspic 3.30 offers sophisticated system of alarms and status messages. Historical or online trends can be displayed individually or in groups.

Certec EDV GmbH

2010-03-04 12:47:03views: 2354

With the revolutionary HMI technology of atvise, every device or software product can serve its data and HMI directly – in pure web technology. In other words: fewer components, fewer interfaces, saved costs / minimal costs, but better and faster results.

atvise webMI is a simple guideline.

Invensys Systems

2010-01-30 15:14:52views: 1690

SCADAlarm alarm and event-notification software provides a telecommunications link to industrial automation software systems. SCADAlarm software seamlessly integrates with the comprehensive Wonderware product family and has built in browsers to enable fast configuration of information from Wonderware System Platform and InTouch HMI software.

Invensys Systems

2010-01-29 21:37:38views: 1586

InTouch software provides graphic visualization which takes your operations management, control and optimization to a whole new level. The InTouch HMI reputation stands above all the rest. What the industry now knows as Human Machine Interface (HMI) all began with InTouch software over twenty years ago.

Inavare

2010-01-29 18:07:42views: 992

OpenSCADA is able to monitor and control any large or small scale machinery, architectural engineering or process control system reliably and safely. Remote monitoring is faciliated through LAN and secure internet communication. In addition to this, OpenSCADA enables seamless integration of business, documentation and archivation functionalities.

Progea

2010-01-29 18:07:42views: 1983

Guaranteeing steady non-stop production process information flow in realtime on an enterprise-wide basis, from plant floor, facilities to business management levels, is the “real” solution for managing the production process of any modern industrial plant system, all directed at improving efficiency, increasing business with top quality products, client satisfaction and quick returns.

Sielco Sistemi

2010-01-29 16:15:38views: 879

Simple, flexible and economical, Winlog Pro is a real time SCADA/HMI software package for the supervision of industrial and civil plants. An integrated development environment provides different tools (Gate Builder, Template Builder, Code Builder) for the easy and intuitive creation of multilanguage applications.

Northern Data Systems

2010-01-29 11:36:05views: 740

EZ SCADA is an economical, SCADA or Telemetry communication system that exchanges the status of 2, 4, or 8 dry contact and analog inputs, and 2, 4, or 8 Relay contact and analog outputs. All signals are bi-directional, using a license free 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz radio band, so that data may be read from the remote station and sent to it.

Mass Group

2010-01-29 09:11:43views: 963

FactoryLink Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Human-Machine Interface (HMI) systems provide control, data collection and monitoring capability in production environments. Features: Windows based SCADA/HMI, Compatible with Automation Controls, Real-time Statistical Process Control, OPC Server/OPC Client.

Data Flow Systems

2010-01-29 09:11:40views: 1624

Hyper SCADA Server is a self-contained data collection and information server housed in a lockable wall-mounted enclosure. Utilizing Client-Server Architecture, the Human Machine Interface (HMI) is a typical Client Desktop PC connected to the Hyper SCADA Server using any one of the multiple connectivity options available to the user.

IntegraXor

2010-01-29 09:11:40views: 1837

It is widely known that HMI/SCADA systems that are not web-based, have difficulty in sending their large graphic files across the Internet. IntegraXor uses SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) for graphic animation. SVG is an XML-based graphics file format for the Web allowing it to maintain it’s small size and resolution. We have developed and patented a method for real-time SVG animation.

Realflex Technologies

2010-01-29 09:11:40views: 1859

Industries who have a requirement to monitor and control large systems need a stable, secure and powerful SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. SCADA systems are required to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and this requires a true hot standby. Security is paramount on a SCADA system. RealFlex 6.

AdAstrA Research Group

2010-01-29 09:11:40views: 1601

The overall functionality of TRACE MODE has already overgrown the traditional HMI/SCADA software, and nevertheless, HMI is still the most demanded part of the TRACE MODE. In addition to the standard HMI functionality, TRACE MODE 6 has a number of features, which distinguish it from the ordinary HMI/SCADA software.

TasComp

2010-01-29 09:11:40views: 789

Many companies have chosen Prodigy HMI SCADA software for its comprehensive range of facilities for industrial automation and process control.They recognise the benefits of using the same reliable monitoring and control software throughout their business, from shop floor through to top management.

GE Intelligent Platform

2010-01-29 09:11:40views: 1872

iFIX offers a robust SCADA engine, rich set of connectivity options, open architecture and highly scalable and distributed networking model.

Vestas

2010-01-29 09:11:30views: 1135

VestasOnline Business is the SCADA system for modern wind power plants. This flexible system includes an extensive range of monitoring and control functions allowing the wind power plants to be controlled in the same way as a conventional power plant.

A central server controls the continuous collection, storage and intelligent processing of data from the entire wind power plant.

Invensys Systems

2010-01-29 09:11:30views: 1600

HMI/SCADA solutions often impose complex demands on software architectures. Wonderware InTouch HMI Visualization, coupled with the award-winning ArchestrA-based Wonderware System Platform is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges.

Citect

2010-01-29 09:11:30views: 1965

CitectSCADA is the system of choice when you require a reliable, flexible and high performance system for any industrial automation monitoring and control application. Whether you need an easy-to-use operator interface with networked reporting capability, or an entire client/server HMI/SCADA system spanning multiple plants on different continents, you can do it all with CitectSCADA.

Schneider Electric

2010-01-29 09:11:30views: 1663

PowerLogic SCADA v 7.1 software combines our power monitoring and energy management expertise with industry leading technology for HMI/SCADA application. The results, software that delivers a reliable and high performance monitoring and control solution to industries where reducing outages and increasing power efficiency is critical.

Control Systems

2010-01-29 09:11:30views: 1843

Based on industry-standard open interfaces and protocols, ClearSCADA efficiently interfaces with third-party software and hardware to provide seamless data exchange over a wide variety of communication links. With flexibility built into the core of the product, ClearSCADA systems scale easily from a single client/server to a large installation of dedicated servers and dispersed clients.

SCADA Solutions

2010-01-29 09:11:02views: 767

SCADA Solutions’ flagship product, WindCapture™ is a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software package used for monitoring, controlling and data collection and reporting for wind turbine generators (WTG). It was designed and tailored to the demands of manufacturers, operators, developers and maintenance managers of wind energy projects and facilities.

 

 



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