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Movicon SCADA drives up quality in bathroom ceramics production

For a renowned Turkish manufacturer of bathroom and sanitary ceramics looking to enhance its production with a modern supervisory system, the implementation of Movicon SCADA delivered improved management of the production process and played a key role in enabling the company to guarantee final product quality. While home potters and smaller pottery businesses tend to…

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Out-of-the-box SCADA / HMI

Products4Automation (P4A) has launched a range of HMIs preloaded with the popular Movicon 11 SCADA software. Natalie Turner UK Sales Director for P4A comments, “We have a large number of Movicon users who will benefit from this new range of HMIs, plus, there are many more out there in the market who will welcome a…

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UK SCADA specialist adds to technical support team

Products 4 Automation (P4A) has appointed Jamie Biggs as a dedicated Technical Support Engineer for the UK and Ireland. His role includes product training, specification advice and tech support for users of Movicon SCADA, HMI’s and Industrial PCs.With a strong IT infrastructure background, Jamie is well placed to assist with all the most recent challenges…

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SCADA keeps on embracing new technologies to improve and extend its capabilities

Ethernet connectivity and HMIs have driven change through SCADA control systems, making them radically easier to design, install and operate, thus lowering the cost of ownership for operators. The physical appearance of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) control systems has changed notably over the last 10 years, but then so have control panels… Traditionally…

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Controlling a textiles factory… from home

A high-end producer of technical fabrics, Samuel Tailored Bonding, has extended its automation control system from the factory to the owners’ house. Using Movicon 11 SCADA from Progea, distributed in the UK through Products4Automaton, it has been made possible to take work home, even when that is manging an entire production plant. Samuel Tailored Bonding…

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Cruise passengers stay cool with high tech HVAC control systems

Modern cruise ships are promoted as the epitome of comfort and luxury; hence, allowing passengers to adjust cabin temperatures to their liking is an essential part of the experience. With such a large number of rooms the HVAC control systems need to balance easy, responsive individual adjustment for hundreds of cabins with the main ship’s…

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Increase production flexibility and efficiency with better batch management

As manufacturers across a broad range of industries look to optimise batch management, ease of control implementation and recipe functionality is a key concern. In-line with this requirement Progea’s Movicon.NExT SCADA software now provides advanced management modules that make it far easier to create and edit complex batch processes. Batch management and recipe execution are…

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The role of SCADA in an Industry 4.0 environment

The era of Industry 4.0 heralds a model where individual production systems will no longer work in isolation but will be connected to business systems and be able to quickly adapt to changing needs. So, is there a place for SCADA in this emerging picture? As Carl Nash, Technical Director at Products4Automation, explains, SCADA is…

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Control system grows with photovoltaic plant as Azerbaijan builds national renewable power network

Operators of a 22MW photovoltaic park in the Naxçıvan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan can control all its 8000 solar panels from one SCADA interface, which is designed to be easy and intuitive to use. The control system has been configured so that it is simple routine to accommodate extra equipment as the facility grows over…

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