With a modern automation system, it is almost unimaginable for users to operate only push buttons or switches and to receive information on the state of the technology with only a few small indicators. Ease of use, quick learning, and efficient debugging require that a specific SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) process visualization station, sized from a smaller operator panel up to redundant in size, be installed on the equipment, it can even extend to multiple workstations.
Expectations for SCADA systems are constantly increasing. Nowadays it is not enough just to establish a simple connection between SCADA systems and control systems and display the collected data on some schema images, tables or trends. SCADA systems now need to integrate seamlessly with other production support systems and, where appropriate, enterprise ERP systems.
To this end, modern SCADA systems have been supplemented by a number of advanced modules:
Recipe management modules
Batch manufacturing modules
Audit trail features
Electronic signature management
21CFR Part11 Compliance
SAP interface modules
Our company has extensive experience in designing Rockwell PanelView Operator Panels, RSView and FactoryTalk View SCADA systems, and is well versed in the use of similar products from Siemens (OP and WinCC), Wonderware (InTouch) and GE (iFix).