Three Tips to Make the Coding Process Easier

Feb 7, 2017 10:30:00 AM | Posted by Tony Kolluri

Sequential control programs can be an easier and more streamlined if the engineer ensures that the sequences have the same architectural model. Three tips are highlighted to make the process easier.

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Integrating third-party systems with a DCS

Dec 10, 2014 6:16:00 AM | Posted by Tony Kolluri

Several considerations need to be made when interfacing a distributed control system (DCS) to a third-party system, including the choice between using SCADA or peer-control solutions.

Interfacing a distributed control system (DCS) to a third-party system—let’s say a programmable logic controller (PLC)—is most commonly done via SCADA or peer-control using various communication protocols. While it appears that it’s just a task of getting the data ‘in’ to the DCS, several considerations need to be made to understand the purpose, the data interaction with the DCS points, and the criticality of the data.

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