SCADA (SUPERVISORY CONTROL and DATA ACQUISITION
overview (Stanford University) -- History, Benefits,
SCADA System in Action.
Explained -- An FAQ-style guide to
SCADA basics. "The primary purpose of SCADA is to monitor,
control and alarm plant or regional operating systems from a central
- SCADA Stuff --
Links, Books, Software and Hardware vendors.
is a free, open-source SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) software package.
It acquires data at the rate of 1 sample/second for 10 minute interval.
Provides different views for the acquired signal in IntervalMap, InstantMap and VirtualMap. Enables to classify signals in to different views in
ClassEdit. Collects data from remote server. Logs data of all channels
every hour for the one week duration. Gives Statistical report and Fourier Spectrum of logged data.
- SCADA books:
Modern SCADA Protocols: DNP3, 60870.5 and Related Systems,
by by Gordon Clarke and Deon Reynders. Paperback: 400 pages
Guide to Utility Automation: Amr, Scada, and It Systems for
Electric Power, by Michael Wiebe. Hardcover: 316
pages (January 2000).
HMI/SCADA Industrial Applications Using Microsoft Access,
by Jeff Weigant. Spiral-bound - 103 pages (May 1, 1999).
: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, by
Stuart A. Boyer. Paperback 219 pages, 3rd edition (June 3,
SCADA for Industry , by David Bailey and Edwin
Wright. Paperback, 288 pages (July 2003).
Science and Engineering Laboratories With Visual Basic (Wiley-Interscience
Series on Laboratory Automation), by Mark F. Russo,
Martin M. Echols. Paperback (May 1999).
Companies/Manufacturers of Data Acquisition
- Dataforth --
Although this company makes all sorts of DAQ gear, signal
conditioners seem to be their specialty. Dataforth's SensorLex
8B line of isolated analog signal conditioners provides 17 family groups
with a total of 102 models that interface to a wide variety of voltage,
current, temperature, position, frequency, and strain measuring devices.
Instruments -- Offers lower-cost DAQ gear including thermocouples,
data loggers and ready-to-go data-acquisition "Starter Kits".
- Data Translation (datax.com) --
datax.com's specialty is USB DAQ..
- IOTech -- High-quality but still
lower cost (comparing to NI, the benchmark). All of their data acquisition
products are supplied with Out-of-the-Box software, for instant setup,
signal verification, and data collection. IOTeche also supply a wide
selection of drivers for most popular languages and applications, including
Visual Basic®, C/C++, LabVIEW, DASYLab, MATLAB, and more.
Instruments -- Data acquisition products from PXI to multifunction
USB data acquisition boards to PCI Analog and Digital I/O boards.
- Measurement Computing --
Lower-priced DAQ-products manufacturer -- both hardware and software.
An example of one of their new products is a Web-enabled 8-channel
thermocouple input module. It can write temperature data to its own
- National Instruments
(NI) -- One of the worlds largest data-acquisition- and signal-conditioning-products
manufacturers. Offers modules in several form factors: Compact FieldPoint,
CompactDAQ, CompactFlash, CompactRIO, Ethernet, FireWire, ISA, PCI,
PCI Express, PCMCIA, PXI, PXI Express, SCC, SCXI, USB. Creator of
popular LabView software.
- Omega Engineering --
Wide variety of sensors,
transmitters, signal sonditioners, loggers, USB DAQ modules, and more.
- Sensoray --
OEM designer and manufacturer of frame grabbers, data-acquisition and machine-control products
- SuperLogics -- Lower-cost
PCI, USB, PCMCIA, Serial, Ethernet and wireless data-acquisition solutions and a variety of complementary products such as sensors, data communications and industrial PCs.
- United Electronic Industries --
A manufacturer of PC/Ethernet data acquisition and control, Data Logger/Recorder and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) and Modbus TCP markets.
Their “Cube” form factor provides a compact, rugged platform, suitable
for applications in the automotive, aerospace, petroleum/refining,
simulation, semiconductor manufacturing, medical, HVAC, power generation and more.
- Yokogawa -- PC-Based
Measurement Instruments; scalable, high performance
data acquisition/data-logging platform designed for both PC-controlled and stand-alone operation under harsh operating conditions; DAQMASTER
PC-Based Data Acquisition Unit.
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