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4MW biomass power station aims for zero carbon footprint

A new agricultural biomass power plant, the largest in Italy, integrates four 1MW generators using Movicon SCADA technology for control and visualisation for efficiency monitoring. The SCADA system is providing the information required to provide power for 10,000 homes while offsetting the carbon generated by the plant with the carbon consumed by the in-feed crops…
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What does the next generation of SCADA have to offer?

Thirty years ago industry pundits were predicting the death of SCADA as a technology, saying it would have no place in the plants and factories of the future. But contrary to this the technology has constantly evolved in line with user requirements, and indeed continues to evolve. Paul Hurst, MD of Products4Automation (P4A) vendors of…
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Pro.Lean SCADA module boosts OEE performance

The latest Pro.Lean SCADA module from P4A is designed as an easy-to-use tool to boost OEE performance through measurement and analysis of efficiency, production, quality and downtime. Automation systems that manage production processes can only be optimised if provided with the right information in real time. The Movicon Pro.Lean module from Products4Automation has been designed…
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SCADA helps prove viability of thermodynamic solar power

Thermodynamic solar power is being considered for multiple sites around the world following a successful trial of the technology outside Seville in Spain. The plant reliably produces 400MWh of clean energy per day regardless of weather conditions, thanks in part to a Movicon 11 SCADA control system. Solar panels have been a dependable energy source…
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