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What is an Industrial Control System?

The industrial control system is a combination of software, hardware and communications infrastructure that allows real-time data acquisition from the production process and its management and optimization.

What are the benefits?

The main benefits of the industrial control system are increased productivity, data extraction from the production process and better quality control.

Productivity
  • Optimization of the cost of materials, labor
    and energy.
  • Enhanced productivity through complete
    or partial automation of certain processes,
    improved material flow and less process
    interruption.
  • Quick input or recording of settings on
    particular machines, which saves time and
    errors. Real-time tracking for deviations
    from settings and corrections.
  • Faster training and putting into operation
    of new workers.
  • Prevention of serious industrial accidents
    and incidents.
  • Preventive maintenance of machines as a
    result of data analysis. Less unplanned
    interruptions.
Data
  • Faster problem solving based on collected
    data and analyzed information.
  • Enhances the ability to make informed
    decisions.
  • No paper document, which reduces manual
    data entry in the ERP system and limits the
    communication errors.
  • Control and traceability of primary
    materials (connection with scales,
    flowmeters, etc.), work-in-process and
    finished products.
  • Exact forecasting of electricity
    consumption, which enables bargaining for
    better tariffs on the free electricity market.
  • Real-time information for order status and
    production output.
Quality
  • Reduction of waste due to quicker
    response to alarm events, more precise
    control of settings and greater automation.
  • Facilitated quality control of different
    types of processes
  • Traceability of the entire production and
    quick access to historical data – route cards
    and input materials.
  • Help in compiling 8D reports and other
    methods by finding the root cause of a
    problem.
  • Help with introducing and adhering to
    various standards, including:

* ISO 9001:2015 и ISO 9001:2008

* ISO 14001:2004

* ISO 50001:2011

Presenting Ignition SCADA

Ignition is unlimited, so at the affordable price of a single server license you can easily get all your data, implement any industry application, and have an unlimited number of customers – all from one universal industrial platform.

o Ignition is a powerful and affordable industrial software with fully integrated
modules for creating complete SCADA, MES, EMS and IIoT solutions.

o Provides easy connectivity to external systems, databases and controllers and
other hardware devices and machines regardless of manufacturer.

o Ignition SCADA is being developed by Inductive Automation, an independent
company founded in 2003 and based in California, USA.

o 44% of the largest US companies (the 100 largest Fortune companies) use
Ignition SCADA as well as thousands of other customers in over 100 countries
around the world..

o It is used in a variety of industries:

  • Chemical industry
  • Energy, plumbing and other infrastructure
  • Machinery and Manufacturing,
  • Metallurgy and plastics,
  • Grain-storage and agriculture,
  • The Food and Beverage Industry,
  • Transport, Logistics and Warehouses,
  • Others

Some of the companies using Ignition SCADA

Server-Centric Web-Based Deployment

Ignition has an unique server-centric web-based deployment model. With Ignition, you can instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device. The central Ignition gateway can be on one central server or distributed across several servers, located on premise, in the cloud, or a combination of both. You can even put Ignition all the way out to the edge of the network.

  • Sensors – for temperature, position, weight, speed, frequency,
    pressure, electrical parameters, counting input, etc.
  • Manually Inputs – input and visualization of data from local devices
    – computers, tablets and more.
  • PLCs and Remote Peripherals (RTUs) – collects sensor data and
    manages various actuators (engine, pump, cylinder, etc.)
  • Network – with cable of wireless
  • SCADA Computer – a personal computer that serves a particular
    task and has a definite physical location. Often it is also a server.
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface) – man-machine interface. Graphic
    visualization on a monitor, tablet, phone, or other device.

Various functionalities

Numerous applications based on Ignition SCADA can be developed according to the specific needs. These are just some of them.

The current state of the whole production and individual machine can be seen at a glance at mnemo charts.

Manages and tracks key processes through predefined algorithms and boundary values.

Alarms for events and accidents. Traceability of the reaction when removed.

Loading, storing and managing settings (recipes) on machines and tracking their correct application.

Energy management of electricity, water, air, gas and others. Quality indicators of power supply..

It facilitates operators’ work through guides, boundaries and blocking of wrong commands. Improves quality and reduces accidents.

Traceability and material flow management – stocks, current status of orders, inputs, etc.

Tracking performance of machines and operators. Maintenance management.

Tracking the work, condition and location of tools used in production

Production data is stored digitally and is easily accessible for review and analysis. Statistical data.

Reports and information on the production process produced automatically.

Makes a link between the data generated in production and the ERP system.

Comparison of Ignition SCADA with conventional SCADA systems

Conventional SCADA

 
Based on one operating system – Windows  Multiplatform – Windows, Linux, MAC OS
Closed for communication only to specialized devices – specific PLC models,
IO modules, etc.
Independent platform. Open for communication with devices from various
manufacturers: Wago, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron, all MODBUS devices
and more.
Closed connection to a single database Open links with a large number of databases – MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle DB and
etc. As a consequence – easy communication with external systems such as
ERP.
Licensing based on number of clients (users), number of tags (points of
information) or number of connections with external devices. Extensions are
charged separately.
 Server license – unlimited number of clients (users), unlimited number of tags (information points), unlimited connections with external systems. It is
limited only by the server resources.
A conventional graphical interface that is pre-set and does not scale to the
resolution of the screen
High performance HMI – Enhanced interface and customizable display scaling
according the screen resolution
Local access only from the computer on which the system is installed. Web based – could launch from any device with a web browser and internet
connection – a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, and so on.
More difficult to develop or expand the system because of the limitations of
working with other databases
A modular system that can be varied to customer needs – from a small system
for a specific need, to a system covering every aspect of production.
It is not flexible and does not have modules, slow installation and
integration. Difficult to update the software.
Centralized system management, easy to upgrade and extend
Based on technology from the 1990s A modern platform. An SSL communication certificate is used, making the
system extremely secure.

Business cases

Mid Kansas Cooperative Ignition Case Study

St. Lucie West Municipal Water District Goes All-In with Ignition

Ignition Becomes Brewery's Go-To for SCADA, MES