3 weeks ago

Assimilating The Power Of SCADA Software With Touch Screen Technology

Assimilating The Power Of SCADA Software With Touch Screen Technology

The requirement for PC Touch Screen software has made such advancement that wherever you go and whichever field you traverse, you would find people accessing and using these softwares everywhere. SCADA is the name of comparison, monitoring and surveillance in the modern era. People leave it on to their computers to monitor a system, and the software applications have the power to do that.

 

Get all that you need in monitoring a process

The software will collect important data and all other information through the sensor, and then the digitized information will be processed to give you the best comparison, charts, graphs, reports and what not. You need an alert raising system in your production  house telling how one particular machine, or component in the process is not working as desired, and this will point out that and beep an alert too.

This means you get an all round surveillance using such software, and when the power of PC Touch Screen power input is combined with it, you have the best setup for data input, processing, and power output showing you all the strengths and weaknesses in your process at once.

 

A great HMI with touch screen

The main demand from any process what man wants is the usability and ease of operability. This is defined through the Human User Interface or HMI in short. When using the software you get this interface in the simplest from, demanding minimal strained inputs and the simplest and fastest operation without you having to go through a rigorous learning of software, then you are best impressed and benefited. This is what the assimilation of touch screen technology in the SCADA software applications brings forth for man. And this is what sets the right productivity levels for your business as every working process, system, machine etc are monitored in automation.

3 weeks ago

How Scada Systems Can Integrate Modbus Modules For Better Activity?

How Scada Systems Can Integrate Modbus Modules For Better Activity?

If you look careful at the contemporary SCADA systems, you would know that most of them are dominated by the touch screen controllers for the various and multiple advantages of touch screen controllers. The main components used with the touch screens in most systems are the Modbus TCP or RTU protocol. Some of the most common SCADA systems which implements touch screens are discussed here.

 

All SCADA systems implement touch screen and Modbus modules

 

  • Electrical appliances can very well be controlled with SCADA based applications where the touch screen input systems help control and monitor things.
  • Restaurants can use the touch screen systems for offering their customers the facility of instant ordering through the interface without having to talk to a waiter.
  • Many of the car washes in several countries are operated totally on automation, where there are no main controlling things, but rather a touch screen integrated SCADA system monitoring and running the whole process.
  • Water pressure at irrigation systems, and also at sprinklers at gardens and fields, lawns etc can be controlled through the use of automated softwares using the touch screen and the SCADA systems.
  • Cold storages also can be run with total temperature control and all, when the SCADA system and touch screen are integrated.

Altogether the integration of SCADA softwares, touch screen based input and output systems, and Modbus data transfer systems can make any system too efficient to take control through automation on its own.

 

To bring in the touch of perfect automation, and great supervision in your factory, plant, laboratory etc, where processes run with complicated combination of multiple parameters, the best solution is SCADA. Multiple application softwares of SCADA are run by many businesses for the promise of headache free surveillance, automated data acquisition and control over systems with total automation.

3 months ago

SCADA HMI is the most important component for software selection

The HMI or Human User Interface is one of the most important things in the handling of software, specially a new setup. When you are starting a new industry, factory, research or experimental lab, plant etc, then one of the systems which will be an impeccable part of any modern setup will be a SCADA system. The SCADA software which is a must have to monitor and supervise a system based on real time acquired data should have one very important feature in it, and is it’s HMI. A software gets popular not just for the working, but for its ease of use and understanding.

A demo solves the problem

Some screenshots of the software and a demo of the application can do a great job is setting expectations. After all it will be a small or big team of staffs in your company or plant who will be handling the software every day or every hour. And this team will be the same team who knows everything about the production and control of the plant or lab machinery. Therefore these same people will have to be trained to handle and use the software too in every way that is important. Hence user friendliness is much needed, and this team must be confident and sure after seeing the demo and screenshots that they will be easily able to handle the SCADA software.

The HMI SCADA testing is one of the most crucial parts of software selection. If you want to be accurate with this part you need people for testing. The men who will be handling it need to test it first, and assure you that they are comfortable.
SCADA is the future of any process of production, that involves machinery and maintenance of optimum temperature, air conditions etc, for production. And every industry has a deep dependency on these software applications.

 

3 months ago

Modbus Serial Communications Protocol Making Data Acquisition and Management More Effective

Modbus is a very effective serial communications protocol, which is published by Modicon in 1979, the company later converted to Schneider Electrical . This module is basically used in programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Soon after its release, Modbus has become the simplest and most robust de facto communication protocol in industrial automation.

The major advantages making Modbus the default communication protocol for a wide spectrum of industries are;

It is custom developed to be compliant with all standards industrial applications.
Modbus is open source without royalty free, to be acquired and customised by anyone.
So easy to deploy and maintain.
Not much restrictions on vendors and users.

What Modbus does?

Modbus helps in enabling effective communication and data acquisition in an industrial network with many devices interconnected to the same network. A classic example for such data communication can be a system which measures the temperature and humidity in a plant and then communicating that result to a computer. Modbus is now mostly used to a supervisory computer which has a remote terminal unit (RTU) in a typical supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

Building Modbus application unit

To build a Modbus application data unit, the users need to first initiate a Modbus transaction modality. This is a function which informs a server as to what kind of action to be performed. This works in a Master to Slave mode as when the Master sends a message to Slave, this function cold field informs the server on what action to be performed next. There are also options to define multiple actions simultaneously.

The Modbus messages on serial connections are constructed in such a way that it allows the receivers to detect the beginning and end of the message easily. Usually, to identify the start of a message, a colon sign ‘:’ is used. If you are planning to install Modbus, then a bit more intensive research about its functionality is high advised.

4 months ago

Industrial PC Touch Screen SCADA System Administration

PC Touch Screen based SCADA systems are now largely gaining in popularity. Not just that these are easy to operate, but there is a huge time and cost saving also with this when compared to the conventional use of navigation devices and pointers to operate a typical SCADA system.

There are various types of industrial panel PC touch screens available now which are compatible with SCADA HMIs. A few of the major options popularly used are as below.

Low power consuming fan-less models.
Low-profile PC touch screen models ranging 8 inch to 19 inch
Resistive 5-wire touch screen
2.0 GHz Quad Core processor
LAN (1), COM (2), USB (4) interfaces
Windows 7 Embedded OS, to name a few.

Touch screen PC

PClog is one of the most popular model low-power fan-less PC, which is custom designed from front panel mounting. It features 4/5-wire resistive touch screens, which are so easy to comfortable to use. There are various models available in this range with screen sizes as 8.4", 15", 17", 19" etc.

The latest PC Touch Screens have J1900 Quad Core CPU, which is highly powerful, four USB interfaces, one Ethernet interface, and two RS232 serial interfaces. This application is meant ideally for the industrial applications and installed with Windows 7 Embedded OS (WES7), which ensures higher memory, speed, and reliability.

Windows 7 Embedded OS ensures;

Faster booting and log in.
Considerable reduction in footprint
Application memory and write protection
Reduced cost when compared to other versions

SCADA Software compliant with PC touch screen

Winlog Pro is a flexible and convenient software package to be clubbed with PC touch screen applications. An integrated development environment offers a custom set of tools for intuitive creation of multi-language applications and make SCADA system administration so easy for the operators.

 

4 months ago

Industrial PC Touch Screen SCADA System Administration

PC Touch Screen based SCADA systems are now largely gaining in popularity. Not just that these are easy to operate, but there is a huge time and cost saving also with this when compared to the conventional use of navigation devices and pointers to operate a typical SCADA system.

 

There are various types of industrial panel PC touch screens available now which are compatible with SCADA HMIs. A few of the major options popularly used are as below.

 

Low power consuming fan-less models.

Low-profile PC touch screen models ranging 8 inch to 19 inch

Resistive 5-wire touch screen

2.0 GHz Quad Core processor

LAN (1), COM (2), USB (4) interfaces

Windows 7 Embedded OS, to name a few.

 

Touch screen PC

 

PClog is one of the most popular model low-power fan-less PC, which is custom designed from front panel mounting. It features 4/5-wire resistive touch screens, which are so easy to comfortable to use. There are various models available in this range with screen sizes as 8.4", 15", 17", 19" etc.

 

The latest PC Touch Screens have J1900 Quad Core CPU, which is highly powerful, four USB interfaces, one Ethernet interface, and two RS232 serial interfaces. This application is meant ideally for the industrial applications and installed with Windows 7 Embedded OS (WES7), which ensures higher memory, speed, and reliability.

 

Windows 7 Embedded OS ensures;

 

Faster booting and log in.

Considerable reduction in footprint

Application memory and write protection

Reduced cost when compared to other versions

 

SCADA Software compliant with PC touch screen

 

Winlog Pro is a flexible and convenient software package to be clubbed with PC touch screen applications. An integrated development environment offers a custom set of tools for intuitive creation of multi-language applications and make SCADA system administration so easy for the operators.

4 months ago

SCADA Systems – A Few Things for the Beginners to Know

SCADA refers to a centralised system, which is meant to monitor and control complex industrial systems distributed over an extensive area. A typical SCADA system can act as a decisive link between an industrial plant and its distribution network. Say for example, a typical SCADA system will ensure adequate functioning of a power plant and the distribution network of national power grids.

SCADA control functions

The host control functions of SCADA systems are usually restricted to supervisory level interventions. Say for example, a typical PLC system may be used to control the flow of coolant to a section or the plant, whereas a SCADA system will enable the operators to alter the set points to plan the flow and set alert conditions to be recorded. The major advantage of SCADA is that it enables remote administration, which when integrated with PLC makes management of a large plant just a breeze.

SCADA subsystems

A typical SCADA system comprises of many subsystems as;

An HMI (Human-Machine Interface), which is an apparatus that processes data for the human operators to take informed decisions.

A computer system to acquire data and process it to send commands.

Remote terminal unit/s (RTUs), which ideally connects to the sensors to access the signals and convert it to digital data to be sent to the supervisory system.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which are field devices for various purposes that can be customised based on purpose.

Communication infrastructure to connect the supervisory system to remote terminal units to access data and transfer information.

SCADA systems are usually comprised of a widely distributed database that is known as tag database. Such databases are made of elements called tags or points. An element represents a single input or output (I/O) value, which is monitored or controlled using the central system.

Overtime, SCADA systems are largely advanced and now there are web-based and cloud-based SCADA applications to ensure more flexibility, customisability, and these also eradicate the previous restrictions on geographical restrictions, time constraints, and accessibility.