What does OPC stand for? OPC = OLE for Process Control
What does OLE stand for? OLE=Object Linking and Embedding
OPC communication protocol is the most current to standardize data transfer between all industrial devices. Which make OPC training essential to those working with IIoT.
(IIoT=Industrial Internet of Things)
For OPC SCADA and DCS, this OPC training and software gives you real world experience on free OPC server.
Source: OPC for SCADA and DCS training
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A ControlLogix – RSLogix 5000 Tutorial
Check out the RSLogix 5000 Tutorial to get started with understanding the structure (architecture) PAC RSLogix 5000 programming.
A ControlLogix project is comprised of tasks that contain programs routines and other elements. Tasks within the project set the execution priority for one or more programs and schedule the program’s execution with up to 32 tasks available.
The programming task are configured to execute …
Continuous: The continuous task is executed continuously as long as periodic or event tasks are not being executed. When the continuous task completes a full scan, it restarts immediately.
Periodic: Periodic tasks perform a function at a specified interval. Configurable time periods range from point 1 milliseconds to 2,000 seconds. Priorities assigned, range from 1 to 15.
or Event-based:Event task are executed immediately when a specific trigger occurs. A trigger is defined by the user and can be a change of state of an input or specific motion control operations.
In summary tasks are executed one at a time depending on their priority and only one task is continuous.Learn more see RSLogix 5000 Tutorial
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Below is a link to a great whitepaper about the learning path for PLC network Communication to PC (HMI SCADA), to the Smartphone (cloud). More accurately PLC to OPC/SQL to Smartphone App or HTML5. Includes network security advice for the stages alogn the way too. Start with PLC network and communication protocols and methods, then expand to HMI-SCADA, to SQL (and brand specific topics like RSLinx OPC server), Excel OPC client, HTML5 and your ready for Smartphone.
SCADA Basics Course is also 1/2 the PLC and SCADA Certificate course. The brand used in SCADA tutorial Siemens automation WinCC. Also covers in depth, industrial network security. 4.2 CEUs
Most who view the source page below click on the link to view SCADA Basics Course sample PDF, once they get there.
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Is USA ready for Industry 4.0 and its components like IIoT?
Implementation of Industry 4.0 in the USA come with the greatest risk. This article is a must read.
Source: Industry 4.0 in USA: Risk
Learning PLC Analog
Learning PLC analog input and output is another great example of it being greater benefit to first learn PLC Analog before moving on to PAC Analog. In the PAC, instead of using SCL instructions in the ladder logic, you scale analog inputs and outputs in the analog card setup screen itself. (The I/O configuration area of PAC software like RSLogix 5000).