Calling all passengers… SCADA takes Gatwick’s public-address system to next level

Gatwick Airport has incorporated Movicon SCADA software from Products4Automation (P4A) in its North Terminal public address system to handle alarms and provide an interface to an older legacy system. Gatwick is one of the busiest airports in the world with over 50 aircraft movements an hour and 35-40 million passengers annually. As such, its public-address…

NExT AR app heads up operators in human-machine interaction on the plant floor

Progea has developed an augmented reality (AR) app that incorporates Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) onto Smart Glasses. By superimposing digital information onto physical objects, the AR HMIs empower factory workers to interact with machines and manufacturing processes virtually. The app, NExT AR, uses the SCADA/HMI platform Movicon.NExT, so it provides genuine feedback and control while…

SCADA gives ‘man down’ alarm intelligence

A lone worker ‘man down’ alarm system has been developed based on Movicon SCADA so that it can seamlessly integrate with company management systems as well as alerting a direct response team. Modern industry requires many people to work alone, sometimes in remote and potential hazardous environments. Inspecting engineers in the water industry, nature reserve…

The relevance of SCADA in an Industry 4.0 environment…

Industry 4.0 is not only revolutionising the way manufacturers operate. It is also transforming how Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems work and what we can expect from them. As a plant and process management tool SCADA has become the industry standard and its market is skyrocketing. Analysts expect it to reach £11[1]-30[2] billion…

Sleek new monitors from Modena

UK SCADA specialist offers new touch screen monitor range designed for maximum clarity and ease of use Products4Automation (P4A) has launched a new range of slimline industrial personal computers and monitors to complement its SCADA products. The new equipment is stylish and high performance, as you’d expect being supplied by Hardware Solutions SRL based in…

Movicon SCADA 11.6 allows for safe web integration

The latest version of Movicon 11 is now available from UK SCADA supplier, Products4Automation (P4A). The 11.6 version release includes a host of new features including a secure web client that uses the latest HTML5 technology to enhance both interface flexibility and security. Used all over the world, Movicon SCADA is the backbone of a…

Products4Automation appoints new sales director

The SCADA market has grown consistently over recent years, and with increasing demand for closer interaction with plant and machinery it shows no signs of slowing down. To thrive in this environment and grow the business, SCADA specialist Products4Automation (P4A) has appointed Natalie Turner as its new sales director. She joins P4A from a specialist…

SCADA for filling & bottling applications

As speeds increase and filling-line machinery becomes more sophisticated, both operators and management teams require improved visualisation and control information to ensure efficient plant operation. The good news is that current generation SCADA solutions have all the answers, regardless of your job role. Filling and bottling are fundamental steps in most automated process plants producing…

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…