Manufacturing SCADA

Top industrial manufacturers demand reliable, flexible, and robust SCADA HMI solutions. Time is money in the manufacturing industry, global manufacturers have little time nor patience for production shut downs. As such, industrial manufacturers rely on VTScada for its reliability, stability and powerful features such as built in historian, built in report generator, support for 64 bit large scale applications, application version control and vast library of standard device drivers.

The manufacturing SCADA industry also takes advantage of VTScada’s efficient use of PC and network resources. Network traffic and CPU usage is much lower than competitive products as redundant servers do not communicate with I/O devices until primary VTScada servers are unavailable.

Typical Applications

  • Process control
  • Third-party database integration
  • Utility management

Lumber Sawmill

Over the past five years, J.D. Irving, Limited  Sawmill Division has invested $70 million in the latest operational equipment as part of their continuous investment in sustainable forest management strategies. In 2015, the company chose VTScada monitoring and control software to replace the aging manufacturing SCADA systems used in their biomass boiler and trim line processes. Jody Gallant, an Electrical Engineering Technologist for JD Irving describes the some challenges and benefits of implementing a modern industrial SCADA system. – Read the entire profile

Gold Mining

Anaconda Mining is a gold mining and exploration company with a producing project called the Point Rousse Project and an exploration/development project called the Viking Project in Newfoundland.  They have completed a $1.025 million mill automation project at the Pine Cove Mill in Newfoundland using some of the most advanced technologies available, including VTScada.  – Read the entire profile

Chemicals

Last year when a R&D chemical manufacturer needed help with their largest capital project to date; the Greenfield plant construction project, they turned to Texas Industrial Control and Manufacturing (TICM) who provided the electrical design support and control panels for the project along with Arrington Automation to architect the control system, lead the control system design process, and implement the controls solution. – Read the entire profile

Aerospace

Composites Atlantic Limited designs and manufactures advanced composite components and integrates sub-assemblies for the Aerospace industry. Typically, this involves using an autoclave to process airplane parts and materials by precisely controlling pressure and temperature. When the time came to upgrade their monitoring & control system they chose VTScada as their solution, read more to find out why.
Composites Atlantic Limited:  Read about this application

Pneumatic Folders

Folding machines are used primarily for the folding of paper. Paper can be folded with either a buckle or a knife; thus, there are generally three types of folding machines: buckle folders, knife folders or a combination of these two types. While buckle folding is the more popular of the two methods, knife folding is sometimes preferable. Folding machine models vary in sophistication, with high-end machines capable of processing more complex folding jobs and unusual paper forms. See how one of the largest paper folder manufacturers utilizes the power of VTScada.
Baumfolder Corporation

Induction Heating Equipment

Induction heating is the process of heating an electrically conducting object (usually a metal) by electromagnetic induction, where eddy currents (also called Foucault currents) are generated within the metal and resistance leads to Joule heating of the metal. An induction heater (for any process) consists of an electromagnet, through which a high-frequency alternating current (AC) is passed. Heat may also be generated by magnetic hysteresis losses in materials that have significant relative permeability. The frequency of AC used depends on the object size, material type, coupling (between the work coil and the object to be heated) and the penetration depth. Learn how a large manufacturer of heat induction equipment used VTScada in their operations.
Ajax Tocco Magnathermic