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Supervision of Machines

Course 5
 
Introduction to Supervision of Machines and Manufacturing Plants
 
Industrial automation at its highest level
 
A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system uses ITC technologies for automating the monitoring and control of an industrial process.
 
In practice, therefore, SCADA is a system allowing to acquire data and to monitoring and control different functions and remote processes from a central location.
 
At the same time, SCADA also means a software for measurement and state acquisition that facilitates the visualization of informations from the plant to the operator.
 
SCADA systems are able to quickly collect information from a high number of sources and to show them to the operator in a user-friendly way. They improve the efficiency of monitoring and control process, by offering both the central information system and the operator timely data that allow the most appropriate decisions to be taken.
 
Targets
 
 To design, deploy and optimize an industrial SCADA system
 To recognize the features, the benefits and the limitations of main SCADA systems on the market
 To know how a simple SCADA can be used even for small plants
 To know the most advanced supervision technologies and the market trends
 To effectively select a SCADA system
 To know how to integrate the SCADA in the main IT siystem of a company to constantly obtain useful informations for production management
Suggested duration: 1 day.
 
Agenda
 
1. Terms and basic components 
1.1 What is a SCADA 
1.2 Central unit and RTU 
1.3 Hardware and software solutions
 
2. Hardware platforms 
2.1 PC platform 
2.2 Custom platforms
 
3. Software
3.1 Operating systems for SCADA implementation 
3.2 Object programming 
3.3 ‘Turn key’ solutions
 
4. Topologies and transmission media 
4.1 Communication standards 
4.2 Client/server model 
4.3 Function Blocks
 
5. Integration with the IT system of the company 
5.1 Evaluation of technical features 
5.2 On-line access to informations 
5.3 From SCADA to PLM
 
6. What the market offers 
6.1 SCADA offering 
6.2 Selection and evaluation criteria
 
7. Application examples
 
 
8. Water management 
8.1 Process control 
8.2 Traffic control
 
9. Conclusions
9.1 Towards total integration
9.2 Looking at the future