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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  • Lectures 150
  • Length 17 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

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 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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • 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.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Course Intro: Curriculum / Objectives
Preview
08:14
Software and Course Notes
Article
Contacting Your Instructor
Article
Section 2: Concepts: HMI and SCADA
Thesis
04:30
Panel vs PC
05:08
What is an HMI?
04:08
What is SCADA?
06:35
HMI vs SCADA (Differences)
08:42
HMI vs SCADA (Similarities)
08:02
Concepts: HMI and SCADA Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: Theory of Process Visualization
UI vs UX
05:48
How Much Visibility is "Enough?"
07:20
Visualization Styles (Data, Diagram, Illustrative)
Preview
08:00
Theory of Process Visualization Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: Overview of Tools and Technologies
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
Section 5: Drivers and Communications
OPC Servers
03:44
Interface Cables
05:28
Comm Drivers
03:34
Drivers and Communications Quiz
3 questions
Section 6: Our Target System
P&ID and Flow Diagrams
12:06
PLC Program Structure
17:18
System Simulation
09:27
Section 7: C-More
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
04:28
Alarms
04:00
Section 8: FactoryTalk View Studio
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
Section 9: AdvancedHMI
The Development Environment
09:55
Configuring Communications
04:38
Basic Controls
10:25
Basic Displays
08:26
Section 10: AdvancedHMI Project 1 - Primary Functionality
Project Specification
03:27
How I Do It (Part 1)
08:46
How I Do It (Part 2)
Preview
14:51
How I Do It (Part 3)
09:57
Testing the Example Project (Part 1)
08:51
Testing the Example Project (Part 2)
06:08
Section 11: EasyBuilder 5000
The Development Environment
05:33
Creating a Project
03:35
Configuring Communications
03:48
Defining Tags
05:45
Screens and Navigation
04:58
Basic Controls
12:06
Basic Displays
07:33
Drawing Tools and Animations
12:25
Security
08:53
Alarms
06:53
Trends
06:45
Section 12: EasyBuilder Project 2 - System Overview Screen
Project Specification
02:34
How I Do It (Part 1)
13:01
How I Do It (Part 2)
14:14
How I Do It (Part 3)
07:00
Testing the Example Project
06:07
Section 13: EasyBuilder Project 3 - HOA Screen
Project Specification
01:48
How I Do It (Part 1)
11:02
How I Do It (Part 2)
11:00
How I Do It (Part 3)
04:53
Testing the Example Project
05:44
Section 14: EasyBuilder Project 4 - Security Implementation
Project Specification
03:47
How I Do It (Part 1)
10:30
How I Do It (Part 2)
17:40
Testing the Example Project
06:34
Section 15: EasyBuilder Project 5 - Runtime Screen

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Instructor Biography

Paul Lynn, Independent Consultant

My background includes industrial automation and mechanical design. By degree, I'm an MBA, however after a few years on the road full-time as a management consultant, I fell into and in love with engineering.

My PLC / HMI experience includes projects from $10k up to about $40m, primarily within the realm of chemical processing and filtration. I am competent in RSLogix 500, 5000, FactoryTalk, PanelView, Maple Systems, C-More, Productivity 3000 and Arduino.

From a mechanical perspective, I've designed most of the same systems I program. My competencies in this area include full design, 3D modeling and drafting of assembly and fabrication drawings in AutoCAD and / or Inventor. I've designed mobile systems that were built in shipping containers up to one that filled a two-story building.

Before engineering, I developed and implemented CI (Continuous Improvement) management systems in companies across America in various industries to include a military finance organization, a printing company, a mortgage bank, a candy factory (my personal favorite), a nuclear products manufacturer, a major producer of coiled aluminum and several more.

Apart from things professional, I'm heavy into RC (heli, planes, drones, buggies and rally cars) and I also dedicate time to studying and teaching the Scriptures on my own websites (vanityandlies / vanidadymentiras).

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