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…

Luxury hotel turns to industrial SCADA for safety and security

A hotel sought out by the rich and famous for its understated luxury and discrete security, has employed Movicon industrial SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) to illuminate its extensive gardens and create a high-performance CCTV protection system. The Hotel Ramazzino on Sardinia’s fabled Emerald Coast maybe one of the best kept secrets in European…

Hey good looking! Latest SCADA offers enhanced process visualisation without the configuration pain

Enhanced graphics within SCADA systems makes it far easier to visualise production processes, but does that have to be at the cost of increased configuration complexity? Paul Hurst of Products4Automation argues that it does not, and that today’s SCADA solutions can combine the highest levels of visualisation performance with an intuitive interface for ease of…

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…