Integration into SCADA
- I/O Modules
- I/O bus
- Process stations
- Connecting the process station to network
- Design step by step
- System topology
- Management station
- Other network and communication components
- Third party system integration
For the physical interface, the same rules apply as above. It must be noted that this integration only means bringing the signals into the SCADA PC, and eventual functional bindings between the process stations and the integrated system would have to be created using RcWare scripting. If the SCADA PC is down, the functionalities are not available.
When functional bindings are required, it is recommended to integrate the 3rd party devices directly into the process stations. All 3rd party variables are then available in the SoftPLC enviroment and they may be included in the program structures. On the other hand, if only data acquisition and logging is required, a direct integration into SCADA may be easier, as the process station is not loaded by data flow between the 3rd party system and SCADA.