DCS, SCADA, Controllers

The infrastructure on the vessels subscribed to the Purdue Model of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, which meant the information was protected and could travel up the chain.
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 8, 2022

Modernizing SCADA vessel control systems with Ignition

Setting out to make better use of data and workflows in the remote, a maritime company adopts data-driven technology.

By Arlen Nipper
Courtesy: Iconics, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 25, 2022

Top 10 modern SCADA system features

A modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system should be designed to help manufacturers take advantage of digital transformation and should run on modern technology.

By Thomas Burke
DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 2, 2022

Benefits of integrating a MES system with SCADA

Integrating supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems with manufacturing execution systems (MES) can help transfer usable information and utilize it to create future improvements.

By Dante Augello
Courtesy: Schneider Electric and CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers May 14, 2022

Demystify the newly-released open automation platform

How open is your automation? Openness for industrial automation varies. Review history of open in automation and how IEC 61499 standard for distributed control system can help.

By Stone Shi
Stone Shi is executive editor-in-chief, Control Engineering China. Courtesy: Control Engineering China
DCS, SCADA, Controllers March 6, 2022

From DCS to OCS: A change in process control system

Compared to a traditional distributed control system (DCS), an industrial optical bus control system (OCS) has a lower investment cost of automation, shorter installation time and reduces control system maintenance costs.

By Stone Shi
Courtesy: Russelectric, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 18, 2022

Four reasons why manufacturers should upgrade their SCADA systems

Engineers should take another look at their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to see how much more modern systems are able to help organizations achieve their Industry 4.0 goals.

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: Russelectric, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 12, 2022

Achieving net zero carbon emissions with SCADA

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software can play a key role in helping industrial organizations on their journey to net zero carbon emissions.

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers December 13, 2021

IT/OT convergence combines industrial and laboratory automation

Teamwork enabled the creation of a large testing lab in just nine months

By Jim Meyers
Courtesy: VTScada by Trihedral
DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 2, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, October 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in October 2021 included stories on the Engineers' Choice finalists, SCADA and automation, embedded systems, machine control migrations and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 29, 2021

Six ways to optimize SCADA system alarming

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are becoming more complex, which makes a well-maintained alarm system essential. Six tips are highlighted.

By Aaron Block