DCS, SCADA, Controllers

DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 3, 2023

Control Engineering hot topics, December 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in December 2022 included stories on HMI/SCADA systems and solutions, MQTT, SI Giants and System Integrator of the Year winners and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
DCS, SCADA, Controllers December 12, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: December 5-11, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered HMI and SCADA systems, MQTT, SI Giants, real-time data and more.

By Chris Vavra
DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 29, 2022

Developing a sustainable SCADA solution for global agribusiness

A global agribusiness developed a sustainable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for their company.

By Inductive Automation
A Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Solution was integrated with FactoryTalk Batch software suite from Rockwell Automation, including key procedures and direct signatures for a system integration project involving a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Reports are created in Infobatch by Informetrics Systems Inc. Courtesy: Rockwell Automation, CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 27, 2022

Integrating a DCS into an existing process cell

A distributed control system (DCS) needed to be installed in a process cell for a pharmaceutical company, but the process required an overhaul to the systems and standards in place to make it work.

By Christopher Rudd and Randy Otto
DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 24, 2022

HMI/SCADA systems: Upgrade your migration

When upgrading human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software, don’t just create a new version of the old. Enable workers with advanced HMI/SCADA capabilities after migration. See five tips for optimizing HMI/SCADA screens.

By Travis Cox
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
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