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…

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…

SCADA makes yachts and super yachts safer and easier to captain

Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. Products4Automation’s SCADA expert Paul Hurst casts an eye (not at all enviously) over of the technology transfer from industrial process plant to luxury yachts. Fifty years ago, people were saying that automotive…

P4A seminar sees latest SCADA development embraced by potential users

P4A seminar sees latest SCADA development embraced by potential users

A training seminar has led to a flurry of industrial control and automation installations based on Movicon NExT, the leading edge SCADA package available from Products4Automation (P4A). This was part of the UK launch plan devised by P4A’s managing director, Paul Hurst, who explains: “Having launched Movicon NExT in early 2017, we took the decision…

Tracked vehicle rollers get controlled heat treatment using Movicon SCADA

Accurate, energy efficient heat treatment for the rollers used in heavy duty tracked vehicles such as earth movers has been achieved using a control system based on Movicon, the modular SCADA solution. Paul Hurst of Products4Automation (P4A), the UK representative for Movicon says the installation has been so successful that the technology is to be…