As industries and processes become more modern, complex and technically varied, manufacturers, producers and operators increasingly need visibility of their plant and process. Plant and equipment from various suppliers will usually feature on-board indications of some sort, but real value is added when all the information you need is made available in one place.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a control system architecture that uses computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces for high-level process supervisory management. It can provide centralised monitoring and control in a multitude of industrial, facility and infrastructure processes, for example in:
  • Baggage Handling Systems
  • Food and Beverage
  • Tunnels
  • Bridges
  • Manufacturing / production lines
  • Research facilities
  • Water treatment
In brief SCADA systems include hardware and software components which provide a graphical interface to the plant, gather data on the process and send control commands to the field-connected controllers which are RTUs and PLCs. SCADA applications warn when conditions become hazardous by sounding alarms. SCADA systems can range in size from a fairly simple and local machine interface to a whole solution covering multiple sites over WAN or web with several connection types and protocols, interfacing with Real-time dashboards, CCTV, OEE, MES and other high-level systems. A SCADA system can present and preserve the data you want and need, allowing you to see “under the bonnet” of your business – along with monitoring your production or operation’s performance, efficiency and consumption you can record who did what and when. AAC has extensive experience in implementing SCADA projects and services, including;
  • upgrade and modification
  • product migration (including Factorylink migration)
  • full system specification, design, build and deployment
  • 24/7 support and call-out

Within the arena of Process Automation, there are diverse proprietary technologies available. We supply client/server or web-based systems using the latest Industry Standard technologies.

At AAC we offer our own OmniSCADA package and a universally compatible Real-time dashboard. We are a Certified Alliance System Integrator of Schneider Electric and a Solutions Partner of Siemens. We are also experienced in working with other major integrators across multiple industries and technologies. We can find the best solution for you.

AAC is founded on collaboration and openness – these are key to our relationship with you our client, and therefore to our success.

See a SCADA project case study here