SCADA Programming – An Introduction
SCADA programming is an incredibly useful tool which can often be used to control all aspects of a network, making process easier and safer. The acronym SCADA refers to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, this illustrates an industry’s control system which is mainly made up of computers which monitor and control processes. The actual processes which are monitored can range from simple input/output requirements to more complex industrial process control.
The applications available can range from OEM machine controls, card access security or highly complicated recipe management. This can give end users a clear picture of process conditions, as well as automatic testing with the ability to perform live communication links to processes in order to make time critical decisions and reports. SCADA can be utilized in a variety of industrial processes, such as fabrication, power generation, refining and other associated tasks.
In addition, the system can be set up to perform tasks in different modes (continuous, repetitive, batch, etc.) yet the actual duties will depend on the industry. SCADA programming can be especially useful when it comes to the collection and distribution of water and the system can be employed for large scale structures such as pipelines, gas and communications.
The SCADA system works by collecting information from its sensors and sending them out to a central server where the data is stored. One of the main advantages of this process is that the SCADA system can assess events in real time. SCADA applies a central area that encompasses communications software, a user interface, networks, controllers and signal hardware. These can then enable the SCADA system to perform tasks such as control processes and to collect, present and transmit data. Many of the most essential duties of the SCADA are performed at the Remote Terminal Units which contains a logic converter. This means that, unlike many other control management systems, SACDA can perform its duties with little or no interaction from people.
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