As our smart phones, laptops, and smart home devices continue to evolve at a rapid rate, the questions around how so much data will continue to be processed continues to float around the web.
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The OT environment consists of an industrial control system (ICS) and SCADA. These systems compose the vertebrae of infrastructure. Indeed, our economy and society hinge upon these unsung heroes.
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Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) are user interfaces or dashboards that connect a person to a machine, system, or device. And even though the term "HMI" can be applied to any type of screen or monitor that allows a human user to interact with a machine or device, the benefits of HMI's are not readily understood in the industrial space. Keep reading to discover how smart companies are capitalizing on HMI's to increase their overall operational efficiencies.
PLC and SCADA are both used to monitor and control equipment in process automation across many different industries, such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas, and transportation.
Because of the technological complexities of these modern day systems understanding how each plays its part can be rather confusing.
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We should all take a page out of Derek Sivers book of wisdom above, but the sad truth is that we simply say "yes" to too many things.
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Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a control system architecture that uses computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces for high-level process supervisory management, but uses other peripheral devices such as programmable logic controller(PLC) and discrete PID controllers to interface with the process plant or machinery. The operator interfaces which enable monitoring and the issuing of process commands, such as controller set point changes, are handled through the SCADA computer system. However, the real-time control logic or controller calculations are performed by networked modules which connect to the field sensors and actuators.