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DCS: Centralized Control For Complex Plant Processes

May 9, 2018

Topic: motor and control expert industrial controls DCS

Centralizing control and monitoring of complex processes in varying geographical locations, as well as throughout a large complex plant, such as a nuclear power facility, for one example, is the mission of the Distributed Control System, or DCS. DCS provides the highest system availability using network control elements which are distributed strategically throughout the plant or network to provide redundancy and advanced control.


What is the Difference Between SCADA and DCS Systems?

March 21, 2018

Topic: automation automation in manufacturing technology in manufacturing automation technologies control systems factory automation new technology industrial technology SCADA DCS automated systems

While SCADA Industrial Control Systems (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and DCS (Distributed Control Systems) originally began as separate systems they have partially merged together as bandwidth has broadened, thus making localized decisions at every node unnecessary. SCADA, then, includes both “control” and “data acquisition,” while DCS includes only “control.”