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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.”


What to Watch for This Year in Automation Trends

March 21, 2017

Topic: automation in manufacturing technology in manufacturing automation technologies new technology industrial technology

Manufacturing is expected to see many exciting shifts throughout 2017. New advancements in industrial automation and technology will see increased incorporation of technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into the industry, as well as the continued growth of robotics usage. Here are a few of the major trends in automation poised to shake up manufacturing.


Get ABB Control Product Information at Your Fingertips with the LP App

July 26, 2016

Topic: industrial controls ABB industrial technology

When it comes to linear pneumatic actuators, which are tasked with transforming energy into mechanical movement, precision is vital.  However, with continuous developments of new technology, such as ABB's type TZIDC digital positioners, it is easy to find the market filled with products you are not familiar with or do not understand.  To avoid this confusion and to better educate customers, Mader Electric encourages customers to download the LP Mobile App.