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How Do I Measure Cost Savings?

There’s money to be made in your plant. And it can be had without buying new robots, hiring more production workers, or making the R&D department work overtime. It’s a good bet your equipment and motors can be run more efficiently, producing significant savings in energy expenditures. So how can you tell if there’re savings…

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SCADA Basics: Troubleshooting

If you’ve been following along with your SCADA Basics series, you’ve learned the components of a SCADA system, as well as how to choose your telemetry communication method. We understand, though, that not everyone is looking to get a new system. Many of you already have SCADA systems, and your challenge is keeping them online.…

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SCADA Basics: Cellular vs. Radio?

So, you need a SCADA system. Or perhaps you have an unreliable system that’s in need of an upgrade. Maybe you’re just curious about what’s out there. Whatever brings you to this post, if you’re thinking through a SCADA system, few decisions you make will be more important than the telemetry communication technology you choose.…

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Instrumentation is compiled as telemetry data and sent by radio or cell RTUs to the SCADA operator terminal, where it’s used for alarm monitoring and control system adjustments.

SCADA Basics: What are SCADA and Telemetry?

How do you manage a network of remote substations without letting the cost sink you? This was the question that faced power and natural gas companies in the early 1900s. The eventual solution to this problem created the foundation for automation as we know it: SCADA. SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. At…

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