Process Visualization with HMI / SCADA (PLC III)
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Process Visualization with HMI / SCADA (PLC III)

Learn HMI / SCADA hands-on by developing your own live interfaces for a running system.
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Created by Paul Lynn
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 16.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 articles
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to create HMI / SCADA interfaces using various technologies allowing operators to interact with a live, running system.
  • Using the provided PLC program as the basis for our interfaces, you'll be creating fully-functional graphical interfaces to monitor the process, visualize alarms, provide control and even log periodic and on-demand data storing it into a SQL database.
Requirements
  • You will need to download a VERY LARGE archive in order to take full advantage of this course. That file is OVER 30gb! The alternative is to download a LOT of software individually and install and configure it all bit by bit. While I DO provide guidance for doing that in the course, I CANNOT provide one-on-one support.
  • All software required for this course (except for VMWare if you use a Mac) will be provided. That being said, the versions provided are unregistered, not activated and running in demo mode. Continued use of these programs requires purchase, activation and licensure, however all of it will work for a limited time (adequate to complete this course). So you won't have to pay for software to learn, but the software WILL eventually stop working at the end of the various trial periods.
  • The only software you need to worry about being able to run is VMWare. If you have a Windows PC, you can download VMWare Player for free. If you have a Mac, you will need to purchase a copy of VMWare Workstation... or use a Windows computer.
  • Familiarity with RSLogix 500, RSLinx and RSLogix 500 Emulate is required for this course.
Description

As a PLC programmer, there are two sides of the coin that you MUST know to get the job done, and those are the PLC and the HMI.  In my first two PLC courses, you learned the ins and outs of PLC and have already created some pretty complex programs to run machines.

But if people aren't able to interact with those machines, they aren't going to be of much use!  In this course, you're going to learn about HMI and SCADA by creating graphical interfaces operators will use to monitor automated process, establish operating parameters, and even acquire and warehouse data from a running system.

There are multiple solutions on the market to accomplish these tasks, and as such, we're going to be covering several.  Wonderware (Schneider Electric / Indusoft) is perhaps the top solution in the world of process visualization.  As such, we'll be working extensively with that technology, but we won't limit ourselves to a single package.

We'll also be working hands-on with InduSoft, EasyBuilder 5000 and AdvancedHMI, and hands-off with FactoryTalk View Studio and C-More so by the end of this course, you're going to actually know and have working experience with most of what people are using in the world of automation today.

Why Are There Four PLC Courses?

PLC I teaches you how to program with the focus on ladder logic, which is the most popular PLC programming language.  The goal is to teach you everything you need to know to make a PLC do what you want it to do.  You are also given all the software necessary to both CREATE and RUN your own programs live - right on your own computer.

PLC II forces you to take what you've learned and solve problem after progressively harder problem unassisted.  You get a spec and are told simply: "Make it work, and don't progress until you have."  After, you get to watch me solve each one as well.  By the end, you don't just know how to program - you are a PROGRAMMER.

PLC III gives you both knowledge and experience in FIVE different HMI / SCADA development environments.  By the end, you've created several COMPLETE visualization (screen) projects that you can actually run on your own computer (and SHOW PEOPLE in an interview) with no additional hardware.

PLC IV is only for the heavyweights.  This course teaches you how to program using all five IEC programming languages (plus one more) in multiple environments.  There are projects as well, so by the end, you have seen it all and DONE it all as well.  There won't be anything anybody can show you that you won't already be familiar with.

Who this course is for:
  • This course requires students to already know the basics of PLC programming. You should already be familiar with RSLogix 500 memory / IO addresses. As we will be developing interfaces against a running instance of a PLC program running live on RSLogix 500 Emulate, you should already be familiar with that software as well as RSLinx and RSLogix 500.
  • For those lacking the requisite knowledge to make the most of this course, my first course "PLC Programming from Scratch (PLC I) covers everything you'll need and a whole lot more.
Course content
Expand all 149 lectures 16:53:27
+ Introduction
3 lectures 16:54
Software and Course Notes
07:17
Contacting Your Instructor
01:22
+ Concepts: HMI and SCADA
6 lectures 36:42
Thesis
04:30
Panel vs PC
05:08
What is an HMI?
04:08
What is SCADA?
06:35
HMI vs SCADA (Differences)
08:19
HMI vs SCADA (Similarities)
08:02
Concepts: HMI and SCADA Quiz
4 questions
+ Theory of Process Visualization
3 lectures 21:08
UI vs UX
05:48
How Much Visibility is "Enough?"
07:20
Theory of Process Visualization Quiz
4 questions
+ Overview of Tools and Technologies
8 lectures 43:43
VMware and Virtual Machines
14:52
Wonderware (HMI / SCADA)
05:21
AdvancedHMI (HMI)
03:02
C-More (HMI)
03:32
EZware (HMI)
02:31
Com0com
05:41
SQL Server / Studio Part 1
04:03
SQL Server / Studio Part 2
04:41
Overview of Tools and Technologies Quiz
4 questions
+ Drivers and Communications
3 lectures 12:46
OPC Servers
03:44
Interface Cables
05:28
Comm Drivers
03:34
Drivers and Communications Quiz
3 questions
+ Our Target System
3 lectures 38:51
P&ID and Flow Diagrams
12:06
PLC Program Structure
17:18
System Simulation
09:27
+ C-More
10 lectures 57:09
The Development Environment
07:45
Creating a Project
02:48
Configuring Communications
03:20
Defining Tags
06:23
Screens and Navigation
06:33
Basic Controls
11:23
Basic Displays
04:08
Drawing Tools and Animations
06:36
Security
04:13
Alarms
04:00
+ FactoryTalk View Studio
10 lectures 01:06:44
The Development Environment
09:11
Creating a Project
06:06
Configuring Communications
04:02
Defining Tags
03:10
Screens and Navigation
05:00
Basic Controls
09:31
Basic Displays
07:21
Drawing Tools and Animations
05:20
Security
07:54
Alarms
09:09
+ AdvancedHMI
5 lectures 33:39
Signing into Visual Studio
00:15
The Development Environment
09:55
Configuring Communications
04:38
Basic Controls
10:25
Basic Displays
08:26
+ AdvancedHMI Project 1 - Primary Functionality
6 lectures 52:00
Project Specification
03:27
How I Do It (Part 1)
08:46
How I Do It (Part 3)
09:57
Testing the Example Project (Part 1)
08:51
Testing the Example Project (Part 2)
06:08