SCADA Systems

Hans-Petter Halvorsen

SCADA Systems

SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) is a type of Industrial Control System (ICS). Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are computer controlled systems that monitor and control industrial processes that exist in the physical world.

Industrial Control Systems, like PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), DCS (Distributed Control System) and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) share many of the same features.

The SCADA system typically contains different modules, such as:

Typically, the different Modules that the SCADA system consists of are distributed physically in a Network (local network or over Interne.

 

LabVIEW

Want to develop SCADA applications in LabVIEW?

Here are some handy modules/toolkits:

LabVIEW 2017 OPC UA Toolkit

The LabVIEW OPC UA toolkit contains the OPC UA API that was formerly part of the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. From the 2017 release, the LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit becomes a standalone product. The LabVIEW DSC Module and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module no longer contain the OPC UA API. Read more.

 

LabVIEW 2017 Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

The LabVIEW DSC Module may be handy when developing SCADA applications in LabVIEW. Read more.

 

LabVIEW 2017 Real-Time Module

The LabVIEW Real-Time Module may be handy when developing SCADA applications in LabVIEW.  With LabVIEW Real-Time Module you can create stand-alone embedded systems with hardware like cRIO, etc. Read more.

 

Visual Studio/C#

Visual Studio dont have any builtin features for creating SCADA systems, you need to either create it from scrach or use some 3.party tools or components, like Measurement Studio from National Instrumets, etc.

 

OPC in Visual Studio/C? - see the OPC page for more information.

 

Download Visual Studio/C# Code Examples

 

Case Projects

SCADA System - Creating a SCADA system from scrach with Visual Studio/C# , SQL Server, etc.

Additional Resources

Below you will find more interesting resources


Industrial IT

Industrial IT resources

Automation and Control

Automation and Control Resources



OPC

OPC Resources, OPC DA and OPC UA

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 Resources