SCADA

Full-Service Integrator of Control and Automation Systems for Process and Packaging

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a combination of software and hardware elements that allow manufacturers to:

N

Manage and control processes locally and remotely

N

Monitor, collect and analyze real-time data

N

Interact with Manufacturing

devices such as sensors, valves, pumps, motors, and more on the production line through human-machine interface (HMI) software

N

Record information in historical data logs

SCADA systems help maintain efficiency, communicate issues, minimize downtime, and provide data for smarter business decisions. Quantum Solutions has years of experience and expertise in designing and programming SCADA systems for a wide range of industries.

SCADA System Components

N

Human Machine Interface (HMI) Development

The HMI is the user interface in the industrial design of human–computer interaction. The goal of the HMI is to allow effective operation and control of the machine from the human end, whilst the machine simultaneously feeds back information that aids the operators’ decision-making process.  From custom drawn graphics that really highlight your facility to more generic templates and faceplates, Quantum can develop an application to fit your facility needs.  We develop in the latest standards using global objects, parameter files, and direct tagging to keep your application organized, expandable, and easy to manage after the installation.

N

Server Configuration & Virtualization

Hardware virtualization or platform virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system. Software executed on these virtual machines is separated from the underlying hardware resources. Quantum can virtualize, configure, and manage the many different servers required to implement various SCADA solutions to maximize your physical hardware resources.

 

N

Software Installation & Configuration

Many facilities are short on resources, especially in the IT realm. Quantum will manage the installation and configuration of the many different available SCADA software, following best practices for which software goes on which virtual server to maximize redundancy and physical hardware resources.

N

Server/Client & Thin Client Configuration

Many facilities are short on resources, especially in the IT realm. Quantum will manage the installation and configuration of the many different available SCADA software, following best practices for which software goes on which virtual server to maximize redundancy and physical hardware resources.

N

Historical Data Logging

Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on targeted variables in an established systematic fashion, which then enables one to answer relevant questions and evaluate outcomes.  Quantum has experience with several different historical data logging packages, and can help from design to implementation.  Historical data allows customers to historically evaluate their processes more effectively, identifying areas of inefficiency and lost production.  Once tracking relevant process information, a historian package then allows customers to utilize the various performance metrics and visualization softwares on the market.

N

Database Applications

A database is an organized collection of data. From batch records to recipe management, there are many applications where a database is useful to manage event based data as opposed to the real-time process data provided by a historian package.

N

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Performance Tracking

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a term used to evaluate how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. OEE measurement is commonly used as a key performance indicator (KPI) in conjunction with lean manufacturing efforts to provide an indicator of success.  Quantum has experience calculating custom OEE data as well as implementing various OEE software packages across a wide range of industries and processes.

 

N

Data Visualization, Reporting & Dashboards

A primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics.  Effective visualization helps users analyze and reason about data and evidence. It makes complex data more accessible, understandable and usable.  Whether our customers want basic reporting in excel or web accessible dashboards and graphics, we have the experience to provide context to the valuable data our customers collect.

 

 

By integrating all these components together into one SCADA system, Quantum Solutions can work with you to solve your business challenges while increasing overall efficiency, transparency, and data collection. SCADA monitoring the system as a whole and reduces downtime and costs while increasing productivity.

Certifications & Affiliations

Contact us to learn more.