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  • Hi all,
    I want to get information or links to read about combination the .Net framework on the industrial automation.
    I mean SCADA and HMI or OPC in .
    Is there any classes or components that deals with these issus?
    s there and open sourse tutorials of these systems?

    Regards...

    Saturday, July 16, 2005 8:36 PM

Answers

  • Per one of our internal support engineers:

    Our ISV buddy’s question:
    =====================

    I want to get information or links to read about combination the .Net framework on the industrial automation.
    I mean SCADA and HMI or OPC.
    Is there any classes or components that deals with these issues?
    Is there and open source tutorials of these systems?

    My Research:
    ============

    1. .Net framework is exactly a platform, it just provide some very low level feature to support the industrial automation. You can get some idea from this article: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/itsolutions/net/plan/netmanu.mspx It show you what Microsoft technology is useful in doing industrial automation. We have class or components for xml(The OPC Foundation, having recognized the value of XML in industrial applications, has defined a set of thirteen schemas that can be used in conjunction with Microsoft .NET for manufacturing process control), soap, rich client… All these are very important to SCADA and HMI or OPC, these technology are the base of the system. But we haven’t class or components exactly directly deal with these issues.

    2. Second, I also can’t find any open source tutorials of these systems, SCADA and HMI or OPC are just some documented standard, do it totally by self is really not a simply work.

    3. Finally, we have a lot of partner build their product on [Microsoft] platform, they are always build the system for specific industry. Here we have the partner for manufacturing, our buddy can see is there any solution just meet his requirement. http://www.microsoft.com/industry/Manufacturing/mfgpartners.mspx


    Hopefully, this is helpful to you.
    -brenda (ISV Buddy Team)

    Monday, September 19, 2005 4:47 PM
  • You might find some useful information and code examples on using OPC and .NET on the OPC Programmers' Connection website. Check the link below for some OPC and .NET information for HMI developers:
    http://www.opcconnect.com/dotnet.php

     

    OPC is an industry standard for interoperability between industrial devices such as PLCs and DCS systems and applications like HMI (Human Machine Interface) and SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition). OPC is a standard with open specifications unlike HMI and SCADA with are just acronyms for a certain type of industrial software or system. HMI and SCADA are not standards.

     

    The OPC Foundation is holding some free regional training events for developers. You might want to check the OPC Foundation website for event dates and locations.

    http://www.opcfoundation.org/03_events/OPC-2006 Seminar Flyer.pdf

     

    Don

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 10:17 PM

All replies

  • Per one of our internal support engineers:

    Our ISV buddy’s question:
    =====================

    I want to get information or links to read about combination the .Net framework on the industrial automation.
    I mean SCADA and HMI or OPC.
    Is there any classes or components that deals with these issues?
    Is there and open source tutorials of these systems?

    My Research:
    ============

    1. .Net framework is exactly a platform, it just provide some very low level feature to support the industrial automation. You can get some idea from this article: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/itsolutions/net/plan/netmanu.mspx It show you what Microsoft technology is useful in doing industrial automation. We have class or components for xml(The OPC Foundation, having recognized the value of XML in industrial applications, has defined a set of thirteen schemas that can be used in conjunction with Microsoft .NET for manufacturing process control), soap, rich client… All these are very important to SCADA and HMI or OPC, these technology are the base of the system. But we haven’t class or components exactly directly deal with these issues.

    2. Second, I also can’t find any open source tutorials of these systems, SCADA and HMI or OPC are just some documented standard, do it totally by self is really not a simply work.

    3. Finally, we have a lot of partner build their product on [Microsoft] platform, they are always build the system for specific industry. Here we have the partner for manufacturing, our buddy can see is there any solution just meet his requirement. http://www.microsoft.com/industry/Manufacturing/mfgpartners.mspx


    Hopefully, this is helpful to you.
    -brenda (ISV Buddy Team)

    Monday, September 19, 2005 4:47 PM
  • You might find some useful information and code examples on using OPC and .NET on the OPC Programmers' Connection website. Check the link below for some OPC and .NET information for HMI developers:
    http://www.opcconnect.com/dotnet.php

     

    OPC is an industry standard for interoperability between industrial devices such as PLCs and DCS systems and applications like HMI (Human Machine Interface) and SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition). OPC is a standard with open specifications unlike HMI and SCADA with are just acronyms for a certain type of industrial software or system. HMI and SCADA are not standards.

     

    The OPC Foundation is holding some free regional training events for developers. You might want to check the OPC Foundation website for event dates and locations.

    http://www.opcfoundation.org/03_events/OPC-2006 Seminar Flyer.pdf

     

    Don

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 10:17 PM