Integration of devices using the non-standard protocol into SCADA GENESIS32
The article examines the traditional methods for integrating the devices into OPC-compatible SCADA and the problems occurred during implementation. The article offers an alternative option to connect the devices with the non-standard protocol to SCADA GENESIS32.
Tool system for scheduling of data exchange through a channel with centralized control
The article discusses a tool system supporting an automatic scheduling of data exchange through a channel with centralized control (MIL STD-1553B). Also included are a list of the system requirements, description of the system functionality and technology for its use. The article gives examples of industrial applications of the system, including the development of marine onboard systems.
OPC Unified Architecture: changes in popular data exchange technology from an engineer's point of view
The article provides the basic principles and specific features of a new unified architecture – OPC UA. This technology allows the use of benefits of the universal interface for interaction between the hardware and the upper level of automation at the enterprises.
Use of VCRWorX32 tool in GENESIS32 V9
The article examines the possibilities of time backoff of the operator's graphicsscreen created by GraphWorX32 tools available in the GENESIS32 suite andpresentation of all screen form data starting from the time chosen.
Multimedia alarms in ICONICS GENESIS32 SCADA
The article familiarizes the readers with the AlarmWorX32 MMX software from ICONICS which enables the multimedia management of the alarms and events. In addition to the description, the article presents the practical work which gives an idea of the AlarmWorX32 MMX interface.
Programming tools of the shipboard information-control complexes under QNX real-time OS
The article describes the design, debugging and simulation system of the software for the shipboard automatic process control systems. This is the Dlogic v. 2.0 system which meets the IEC 61131-3 requirements. It is an integrated suite of the develop ment software which allows for developing under QNX real-time OS a distributed automatic process control system of a ship as a single project. The integration of the systems comprising the automatic process control system is implemented based on the MIL-STD-1553B (GOST R 52070-2003), Ethernet and RS-485 interfaces using the communication protocols embedded in the Dlogic v. 2.0 system.
New approaches of operation with OPC data
Basic advantages of operation of SCADA systems with OPC data are outlined, and features and disadvantages of the existing data communication protocols are considered. The potential of this approach and available solutions are demonstrated using a new version of Iconics GENESIS32 V9 HMI/SCADA.
HOMAG woodworking machines: the result of adherence to IEC 61131-3 and CoDeSys
In the past, integration of automation components from various producers was a difficult and even dangerous deed. Only those companies ready for much debugging were able to automate their sophisticated equipment using programmable components from various producers. The activity of HOMAG AG, a German machine-building company, is an excellent example of using the idea of platform-independent design based on IEC 61131-3, which offers new prospects for equipment unification. With IEC 61131-3 and the CoDeSys complex, machine-building companies become free in selecting programmable devices without bewaring of their integration.
VXI-11 Server on the QNX Neutrino platform
The client-server architecture is discussed as applied to distributed measuring systems. The role of VXI-11 specification in developing an embedded software for instrumentation is demonstrated. A manual for creating a software making it possible to control instrumentation via Ethernet by meeting a special standard is given.
BridgeWorX: automatic data exchange server
The article represents the functional capabilities of the BridgeWorX universal data server, which is a part of Iconics BizViz software package. The article gives practical exercises, which allow to become familiar with this software quickly.
GENESIS32 8.0: what does the system update and maintenance give?
There are new performance capabilities of 8th release GENESIS32 SCADA system described in the article.
Let's start working with ReportWorX.NET
Some simple operations which allow to start working with ReportWorX.NET immediately and get acquainted with its basic facilities such as template setup, data filling, time schedule setting up and reports redirections are described in details.
ReportWorX.NET: a universal control system for reports
Advantech Studio — SCADA with Web technology support
This article examines the basic features and characteristics of the Advantech Studio suite, a basic SCADA system that affords users additional capabilities thanks to its support for current Web technologies.
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Universal software and hardware solution for an automatic process control system for chemical water treatment
This article analyzes the development and implementation of an
integrated software-hardware solution for automating processes based on an automatic process control system for chemical water treatment at the Yuzhnouralsk City Electric Station.
SCADA Systems: Issue of Choice
SmartPlant P&ID: Implementation of the "Correct Working Process"
Laboratory-2D: A Control System for Flexible Technological and Research Stands
Laboratory-2D is a hardware-software complex for the automation of acquisition, processing, representation and exploration of experimental and theoretical data arrays.
What a SCADA system must know
Till recently there existed an opinion that the Russian market of the integrated automation packages is empty. The article considers some aspects of choosing the base software by solving manufacturing automation tasks. A software package for creation of the distributed monitoring and control systems in QNX operating systems is introduced.
New Version of TRACE MODE for Windows NT
The article describes features of SCADA-system TRACE MODE 5 for Windows NT that allows creating of the distributed automated process control systems.
GENIE 3.0: Harmony of Simplicity and Efficiency
The article describes functional capabilities of GENIE 3.0, a software tool for developing the upper level of automated process control systems in a part of data visualization and operative supervisory control.
GENESIS32: Something Greater than just a SCADA-System
The article contains general information about GENESIS32 – a complete software tool set of firm ICONICS for developing the upper level of automated process control systems, which is based on OPC (OLE for Process Control), the newest open standard of interaction of the equipment and software supplied by different manufacturers.
Using UltraLogic in Designing Heat Engineering Equipment Control Systems
Practical application of UltraLogic software tool-kit is considered on the example of the control system for a large heat station.
ULTRALOGIC - A system for producing programs for industrial controllers
The authors examine a system for programming industrial controllers based on the recommendations of the International Electrotechnical Commission's IEC-1131 standard.