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…

What is pushing the development of ‘Future-Proof’ SCADA

With the role of SCADA changing within the industry, it pays for plant managers to become familiar with the trends that are shaping the development of next generation SCADA systems. With modern technology pushing operating capabilities ever further, what key features will denote ‘future-proof’ SCADA? Paul Hurst, Director at Products4Automation, exclusive UK distributor for popular…

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…

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…

SCADA helps prove viability of thermodynamic solar production

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…

New SCADA platform offers verifiable energy savings

The demand for businesses to adopt an energy policy that increases efficiency has grown exponentially over the last few decades. New legislation, rising fuel prices and changing industry standards all require companies to monitor and control their energy consumption with higher accuracy. This can not only help to achieve more sustainable operations, but also allows…