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SCADA Trend Past 10 years - OpenAI | ChatGPT

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a type of control system used to monitor and control industrial processes and critical infrastructure. SCADA systems combine hardware and software to collect and analyze real-time data from sensors and devices, enabling operators to monitor and control industrial processes from a central location.

The main components of a SCADA system are:

SCADA systems are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, energy and utilities, transportation, and water and wastewater treatment. They are critical to maintaining the efficient and safe operation of industrial processes, and help operators to identify and address issues before they become major problems.

In recent years, SCADA systems have evolved to incorporate new technologies such as cloud computing, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). These advancements have enabled SCADA systems to become more flexible, scalable, and secure, providing operators with greater control and visibility over industrial processes.

Use Alexicon's EDW² to catalog all manufacturing trends to compare any level, application or machine (e.g., Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) at all levels; historically trended).

Ignition SCADA: The Building Blocks of Your Digital Transformation (Inductive Automation)

Ignition SCADA by Inductive Automation® combines an unlimited licensing model, with instant web-based deployment, and the industry-leading toolset for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) — all on one open and scalable universal platform. Ignition is The New SCADA because it solves all the major pain points of old SCADA. Ignition empowers your business to easily control your processes, and track, display, and analyze all your data, without limits.

Ignition SCADA: Local and Enterprise software

SCADA System

We look across the enterprise manufacturing process considering upstream and downstream analytics and control to improve productivity, quality and lead times. Data from all areas below can be integrated and displayed in Ignition screens (common data model) or used with Analytic tools.

Today, SCADA uses software to unite the production process with remote control abilities. Software monitoring and changes are easier to achieve. Modern SCADA software provides new abilities for businesses to leverage existing systems, new technologies and digitalization.

Ignition Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

The New SCADA: Below are Alexicon (Ignition IDE) simple examples for a SCADA system with five levels (little information on the www except a few images). There are many options when designing your Company's SCADA system. Start with Ignition at an enterprise-level (integrate with existing local systems) or with a local system and build up. The screens below are built with a few components to illustrate SCADA levels. Actual industrial designs are more serious; however, backend data modeling is critical for a real-time Smart Factory (connected and important history).


  Level 4 - Production Scheduling

Level 4 is the production scheduling level. Production scheduling is the process of planning, coordinating, and optimizing the allocation of resources and activities required to manufacture a product or deliver a service. The objective of production scheduling is to meet customer demand while maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs.

  Level 3 - Production Control

Below is an Ignition SCADA simple example for a Level 3 Production Control screen (easy-to-design), which does not directly control the process, but is concerned with monitoring production and targets. This level utilizes a computer management system known as MES or manufacturing execution system. MES monitors the entire manufacturing process in a plant or factory from the raw materials to the finished product.

  Level 2 - Plant Supervisory

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Plant Supervisory is a system used in industrial plants to monitor and control the operation of equipment and processes. It is a type of SCADA system that is specifically designed to provide real-time monitoring, analysis, and control of the entire plant.

  Level 1 - Direct Control

Level 1 is where industrial equipment and machines are controlled. μC is an abbreviation for a microcontroller which are used to control devices at "Level 0 - Field Level" where the physical work is occuring.

  Level 0 - Field Level

Level 0 contains the field devices such as flow and temperature sensors, and final control elements, such as control valves.

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