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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of version R9.03 of the FAST/TOOLS web-based SCADA system. Adopted by many innovative industrial automation users worldwide, this platform-independent process management software sets the standard for Operational Excellence. Combining the latest web technology with exceptional quality has resulted in the most advanced SCADA solution yet – one that is designed to meet the latest engineering and maintenance requirements. Thirty years of project experience and innovation in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and power industries are the foundation for this next generation SCADA software.

This greatly enhanced version of the FAST/TOOLS web-based SCADA system enables a new and innovative approach to remote engineering and maintenance, deploying process applications and monitoring via web-based services. Its use of the latest technologies and web-based architecture provides management and maintenance personnel easy and secure access to their assets FAST/TOOLS has high-level system integration capabilities, facilitating ever more intuitive and advanced system deployment and significantly reducing costs.

Main Features

Web-based maintenance, engineering, and application deployment
Remote asset management drives down operating costs and optimizes the sharing and exchange of information. The latest web technologies are incorporated in the Java-based FAST/TOOLS engineering and maintenance environment to enable access and execution within standard web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. This facilitates access by the various start-up and design teams to the application and system software configuration, in a zero deployment and transparent manner. The integrity and confidentiality of process information is preserved. Java was chosen as it can be used with standard web browsers; it is architecturally neutral and provides good support for superb graphics.
Numerous benefits are derived from this concept including global access and sharing of data via collaboration centers and other venues, allowing continuous application development and management to take place. Furthermore, a reduction in the number of required paper documents and the higher level of management efficiency made possible by the continuous availability of process information are expected to lead to a reduction in cycle time.
Secure deployment
A commitment to security policies that are in accordance with corporate IT directives is the foundation for our development activities that are targeted at achieving a secure deployment. To enhance security, this system and its applications are hardened to prevent failures and protect against unauthorized access and use. At the same time, thanks to a simple licensing policy, it is now easier than ever to reduce costs through web-based engineering and virtualization. A web-based server and client architecture ensures easy remote access and facilitates the deployment of security enhancements as well as graphics and application services.
Advanced engineering methods
The new engineering and visualization editor with an advanced sheet- and form-based environment allows for a conveniently arranged framework that tremendously reduces the amount of work required for engineering and visualization. The new and easy to work with environment combines the power of today’s most sophisticated graphical applications in one easy to manage package. Dynamic layers and visibility groups enable multilevel processes and KPI monitoring and supervision within a single operations architecture.
Multi-language support
The new operator environment is language independent and can be triggered by login procedures and the like. This allows for a mix of local and remote operators, as appropriate, and is not limited by language barriers.
Integration capabilities
A comprehensive new plug-in structure that goes beyond “traditional driver configuration” allows for excellent integration of new and existing infrastructure, guaranteeing seamless vertical and horizontal integration. Capabilities such as soft-marshalling and the integration of FOUNDATION™ fieldbus device messages and information are setting the standard for Operational Excellence. This is both applicable for the Yokogawa product family as well as an extensive list of third-party hardware and software products. These include the Exaquantum Plant Information Management System, the STARDOM Network-based Control System, the DAQMASTER Data Acquisition Unit, the FA-M3 PLC, and the ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System.
Windows 7 and platform independence
A variety of software platforms are supported to protect application investments and give users a full choice of hardware and software platforms. The client/host architecture operates securely on the Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003/2008 Server, UNIX, and Linux Redhat platforms.
Teruyoshi Minaki, a Yokogawa Director and Executive Vice President who heads the Industrial Automation Business Headquarters, comments as follows: “The FAST/TOOLS R9.03 web-based visualization, engineering, and remote maintenance environment brings revolutionary changes to real-time process information intelligence. It’s enabling an evolution to a much more intuitive and advanced approach in remote process management and maintenance, and is easy to deploy across the web.”

Main Target Markets and Applications

Process monitoring and asset management in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, iron and steel, waste, and water and wastewater treatment

Yokogawa’s Commitment to This Field

Since 1978, Yokogawa has sold more than 10,000 FAST/TOOLS packages worldwide for use in all types of SCADA and process management projects. Yokogawa continually endeavors to meet its customers’ needs by providing highly reliable enhancements to this product based on leading edge technology.

For more information about FAST/TOOLS, please visit

About Yokogawa

Yokogawa’s global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 80 companies spans 54 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$3 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,200 patents and registrations, including the world’s first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at www.yokogawa.com

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Invensys Operations Management has launched its InFusion SCADA 2.0 software system, with Foxboro® SCD2100 and SCD2200 remote terminal units for oil and gas and water and wastewater applications. The company has also introduced its Wonderware® Intelligence Software 1.0 solution, which it calls an “enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution.”

The SCD2200 RTU is a larger modular station for more complex applications, which may require central stations and redundancy.

The SCD2200 RTU is a larger modular station for more complex applications, which may require central stations and redundancy.

SCADA systems technology is used to optimise real-time monitoring, data acquisition, communications and control for geographically distributed industrial operations, especially those in which data collection and transmission might be subject to unintended interruptions.
Chris Smith, SCADA product manager, says the new offer draws on the company’s 40 plus years of SCADA heritage and includes some of the industry’s most advanced integration, interface and control technology capabilities.
“Robust, reliable monitoring of remote operations can mean tremendous savings in reduced downtime, efficient maintenance and improved security. And cost-efficient configuration, integration and scalability translate into further savings,” said Mr. Smith, SCADA product manager.
“The new SCADA system software and RTUs deliver unprecedented network SCADA monitoring and supervisory performance and maintainability for industry, along with simplified interaction and management for today’s rapid-growth SCADA implementations.”
The package of software components enable SCADA developers to create reusable objects and templates, as well as manage HMI display properties, data quality, equipment maintenance tagging and other functions necessary for building SCADA applications.
The system also stores program components in a central repository for remote deployment to Windows-based network devices. End user engineers can then draw on this repository to build future applications, which enforces standards, preserves applications knowledge and reduces the overall engineering effort.
System managers can also propagate changes to multiple computers with a single mouse click, reducing travel and SCADA network troubleshooting costs.
As a backup to customer’s engineering teams, an InFusion SCADA Device Relationship Management software agent provides secure Invensys-based remote backup for any installed system, giving the owner more confidence that any alterations or performance issues can be monitored and diagnosed by authorised Invensys expertise.
The new SCD2100 and SCD2200 remote terminal units (RTUs) provide an integrated operating environment for controlling and monitoring field operations and collecting real-time data for viewing via InFusion 2.0 screens or integration with process control or other enterprise applications.
Both of the new RTUs support a wide range of input/output configurations and device integration, including support for the HART protocol.
They also support pre-programming of ISaGRAF IEC-61131 and IEC 61499 compliant function blocks, which delivers faster processing and sequencing than conventional RTUs that interpret programming languages at run time. This provides for more field automation applications for improved unattended operations.
Both RTUs also include function blocks certified for oil and gas industry calculations and are available with TCP/IP or wireless connectivity.
The SCD2200 RTU is a larger modular station for more complex applications, which may require central stations and redundancy, such as upstream oil and gas well monitoring, wet gas, oil and gas transportation facilities and pipelines and high-level well control.
It is also suitable for large utility applications.
The SCD2100 RTU is the more compact of the two RTUs and is especially suitable for very low-power operation on oil and gas, as well as water and wastewater. The low power SCD2100 unit is certified for explosive environments

The compact SCD2100 RTU is suitable for very low-power operation, and is certified for explosive environments

The compact SCD2100 RTU is suitable for very low-power operation, and is certified for explosive environments

The new SCADA offerings provide an industry-specific system solution with industry applications, such as the Wonderware Water and Wastewater Industry Pack, as well as with other Invensys automation products, including SimSci-Esscor simulation software, Foxboro distributed control systems, Triconex critical safety systems and Avantis enterprise asset management software.

Wonderware Intelligence 1.0
Invensys Operations Management also introduced its Wonderware® Intelligence Software 1.0 solution, which it calls an “enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution.”
The software enables customers to contextualise, aggregate and report both historian and operational data using role-based dashboards, presenting key performance indicators (KPIs) and real-time operational business metrics that are used to monitor, tune and optimise operations and supply chains.
The purpose of the software is to transform data and information from multiple sources into business intelligence by aggregating process and production data in real time and adding contextual elements, such as equipment, product, work orders, material and personnel.
The information context is aimed at enabling end users to gain insights into the root causes of problems and understand how production events are related.
The formatted information is saved and optimised for fast reporting and analysis, allowing end users to create and publish dashboards using the Wonderware Intelligence Analytics Client into a variety of web portals. Users can also configure customised metrics without programming.
IOM says other features of the software include:
* Acquires data not only from the Wonderware family of products, including MES, InBatch™ and Historian, but also from external systems such as ERP, LIMS, PDM or even other execution systems and historians, to provide plant, multi-plant and corporate-wide views of operations and performance.
* Utilises tools to rapidly create and publish dashboards that can be rendered in commonly used web platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint®, mySAP Enterprise Portal and Wonderware Information Server.
* Furthers investments in the core Wonderware products, leveraging System Platform’s Integrated Development Environment and services for configuration and deployment of the data model and allowing customers to incrementally add MES and EMI features and functionality easily and non-invasively.
* Is a cross-functional product, applicable to any industry or market segment
“This is a true EMI solution that allows customers to build once, deploy at multiple sites and enjoy corporate-wide visibility of their plant’s KPIs, even with disparate data sources,” said Maryanne Steidinger, director of product marketing, Invensys Operations Management.
“Dashboards can easily be created with drag-and-drop ease, enabling self-service access to information.”

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Automation controls incorporating Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is emerging as one of the fastest expanding areas of industry today. MTIs state-of-the-art program teaches students to use computers to collect management data and to use automated systems. Industries are placing greater emphasis on remotely controlling switching devices, gathering accurate inventory data, managing the operation of electrical devices, measuring and metering electrical systems, and automating routine tasks.

Automation Control/SCADA technicians will find employment in electric power utilities, gas companies, water systems, security systems, and in industrial applications. Graduates will install and maintain remote switches and communication devices, or operate computer networks to control remote switches.


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Wonderware Development Studio consists of a suite of cooperative tools designed to enable the rapid construction and maintenance of Wonderware applications.

The heart of the Development Studio is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Within the IDE engineers can design, develop, test and maintain any industrial application.

Without leaving the IDE, the user can develop vibrant and sophisticated graphics, and incorporate those into effective HMI, SCADA, MES or Operations Intelligence applications.

Once development is ready for delivery, a single click is all it takes to deploy applications, objects and associated logic to anywhere in the enterprise namespace.

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Key Benefits

  • Unified development environment for HMI, SCADA, MES and EMI applications
  • Ease-of-use
  • Centralized, multi-user development
  • Easy re-use of previous engineering work
  • Fast deployment of changes across the network
  • Productivity and workforce improvements

Key Capabilities

  • Template-based development of objects and graphics
  • Extensible by means of Microsoft .NET and Wonderware APIs
  • Complete and customizable graphics library
  • Configurable security and audit trails
  • Management of all I/O, history, alarms, events, graphics, scripts and more with one tool

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Below is just pictures for Scada made in TURKEY.

Batching Automation by Scada

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Gildas TREBAOL is a software engineer that develops real time control applications (Web-enabled SCADA applications, fieldbus interfaces, device drivers and control sofware for industrial automation or military equipments).

This paper shows how SVG animated views can be used in remote control applications, and a software tool developed for making SVG control panels with Microsoft Office.

The original XML file and the SVG sample animations presented in this paper are available at http://gtrebaol.free.fr/doc/svgopen/2005/

Table of Contents


1. Principle of control panels stored in SVG files
2. Usage of SVG control panels in different configurations
     2.1 Control panel + real time connection
     2.2 Control panel + client-side script
     2.3 Control panel + object-oriented animation script
3. The tools for making SVG control panels
     3.1 The generation process
     3.2 Creation of a SVG view in a MS-Word document
     3.3 Using of MS-Office shapes or user-defined parametric shapes
     3.4 Configuration of the animations
     3.5 The set of available animations
     3.6 Hierarchical organization of the animations
     3.7 Inclusion of client-side scripts, encryption of ECMAScript files
     3.8 Connection to a remote control server
     3.9 Management of the generation process with the make utility
          3.9.1 Compilation reports
          3.9.2 Generating views in multiple formats
          3.9.3 Generating a catalog of views
4. Other competing or complementary tools
     4.1 Tools for making SVG drawings
     4.2 Tools for viewing SVG
     4.3 Other standards for animated vector graphics
          4.3.1 SVG versus Microsoft XAML
          4.3.2 SVG versus Macromedia Flash
     4.4 Tools for designing industrial control panels
     4.5 Tools for the remote control based on HTTP and XML protocols
5. Conclusion
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Figure 3: Animated view in SVG format, Firefox V1.0+ or Mozilla 1.8b2 (File size = 89KB)

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Figure 4: Annotated view describing the different kinds of animations

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