Movicon SCADA supports one of Italy’s largest winemakers

Growing quality grape varieties isn’t the only clincher to gain a foothold in the wine market. Advanced automation and process control solutions help in meeting consumer demands – while maximising plant productivity. One of Italy’s leading winemakers invested in Progea’s Movicon SCADA to manage its production lines more efficiently. Paul Hurst of Products4Automation (P4A), the…

Is there one kind of SCADA for all applications?

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have been helping various industries to control and refine their processes for over 30 years. Thanks to its relative maturity and the level of investment made in SCADA platforms over the years, there are several tried and tested options available. As a technology it is helping users improve…

SCADA for renewables

Flexible modular SCADA adapts to emerging demands in green power generation The shift to renewable fuels for power generation is leading control engineers to adopt new ideas and find flexible solutions for the greater variety of technologies and sizes of plants now being built. Paul Hurst of Products4Automation (P4A) reviews some recent projects and explains…

Making SCADA scalable with next generation architecture

Scalability and flexibility are the new watchwords in industrial control technologies, as manufacturing and processing plants must be able to adapt almost instantly to changing market requirements. Movicon.NExT™has been designed to ensure maximum scalability while offering an all-inclusive configuration environment through the selection of modular options that enable the easy development of bespoke solutions. Modern…

Developing today’s SCADA solutions

SCADA technology is constantly evolving to keep pace with demanding production management requirements, as companies strive for greater productivity, increased energy efficiency and more efficient use of resources they are also looking for better benchmarking and traceability. To achieve all this the new frontier for SCADA development is modularity and connectivity. Clearly defined functionality and…

Clear, concise website promotes commonsense approach to SCADA

Products4Automation (P4A) has launched a new website, products4automation.co.uk, designed to be of maximum use to control engineers and others interested in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) technologies, visualisation of industrial processes, energy monitoring and building management. Paul Hurst, managing director of P4A explains the design principles on which the site was built: “We started…

Movicon.NEXT v3.2 New SCADA Release

P4A has announced the release of Progea Movicon.NExT SCADA version 3.2, delivering a host of new features, many the result of feedback from the user community. The free upgrade Version 3.2 of Movicon.NExT brings improvements to the workspace, the user interface and the Historian, as well as adding new functions to screens and improving the performance…

Movicon SCADA brings a new level of sophistication to paint spraying machines

Users of paint spraying machines are benefiting from easier set-up, reduced downtime, and an assurance of future proofing in the wider production environment, thanks to Progea’s Movicon control and visualisation software. Based in Imola, Northern Italy, CELFA is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of computerised paint spraying machines. The company applies advanced technology and…

Movicon SCADA takes heat treatment to next level

An innovative steel heat treatment process developed by Refrattari Brebbia Srl in the Italian city of Varese near Milan is based on a Movicon SCADA control system, available in the UK through Production4Automation. Heat treatment is a vital part of metals production, and is used to harden and strengthen steel to various levels. Discovered literally…

SCADA upgrade refines biodiesel production

Italy’s leading producer of refined biodiesel has optimised its production process by investing in Movicon SCADA, available in the UK through Products4Automation. The upgrade has enabled the green fuel producer to meet increased demand for its biodiesel product, with improved production management. Located in Vasto in the Abruzzo region of the west coast of Italy, Fox…