ScadaWorks5 combines the logic and control programming tools of the top-rated ISaGRAF IEC 61131-3 Software with ICL's powerful ScadaBuilder software which provides a graphical toolset for SCADA communications, data and alarm logging, alarm annunciation, and a built-in MMI. The two software packages are tightly integrated, sharing common tag-name and configuration databases. Together, they provide an outstanding, easy-to-use development environment for programming EtherLogic, ScadaFlex Plus and ICL-4300 Smart RTU's and Controllers.
ISaGRAF Software Development Kit—Ladder Diagram and other languages
The ISaGRAF Software Development Kit (SDK) allows you to develop simple or complex applications using industry standard IEC-61131 languages. ISaGRAF supports the following 6 traditional control programming languages (all 5 specified by the IEC-61131-3 standard, plus Flow Chart):
- Sequential Function Chart (SFC)
- Function Block Diagram (FBD)
- Flow Chart (FC)
- Ladder Diagram (LD)
- Structured Text (ST)
- Instruction List (IL)
Most of these languages are graphical in nature, allowing you to drag and drop, connect and link building blocks to simply and intuitively create application logic. The ISaGRAF SDK is suitable for a wide range of users, from the casual user to the experienced controls programming expert. You may pick and choose the language or languages that best fit your application. This both minimizes your learning curve, by letting you use the languages you already know, and allows you to be more efficient, by matching the tool to the job at hand.
In addition, you can use ScadaBuilder in conjunction with ISaGRAF to easily set up many of the RTU/controller features without any programming at all (such as communications protocols, alarm dialing, Email, data logging, etc).
In addition to this extensive function library, we include and explain the source code for close to 40 different sample applications. You can freely copy and modify this code to create applications of your own.
ScadaBuilder Configuration Tools
ScadaBuilder allows you to configure Intelligent RTU's and controllers for a number of applications, without any traditional programming required. It can be used as a stand-alone tool, or in combination with ISaGRAF or C/C++ for more advanced applications. ScadaBuilder comes complete with sample applications which make the perfect starting point for you to create your own application (or start from scratch if you prefer). ScadaBuilder is included with the ScadaWorks Development Package.
Appropriate applications for stand-alone ScadaBuilder include:
- Remote monitoring and control via radio, dialup modem, RS-232, RS-485 or Ethernet.
- Alarm logging
- Data logging
- Simple control logic
- Expansion or remote I/O (Modbus, Modbus/TCP, Bricknet, DF1 etc.)
- User interface (with attached operator interface terminal)
- TCP/IP interfacing with FTP, HTTP, and PPP.
- ScadaBuilder may be fully integrated with ISaGRAF (ScadaWorks).
HiBeam Web Based
ScadaWorks includes HiBeam Web HMI software.
without any additional software costs, license fees, user fees, or dongles, HiBeam eliminates the high cost of SCADA HMI software! Create SCADA screens in minutes by grabbing icons from the included library, select the appropriate tag names from your ScadaWorks program, and then download your new web pages to the controller. From then on, any authorized user has full HMI functionality on their PC using any standard web browser, such as Windows Internet Explorer.
ScadaWorks enables one or more historical trends to be created in the controller.
A historical trend can monitor up to 64 points (registers and I/O) and record changes to an internal database. Multiple trends can operate simultaneously to monitor larger numbers of points. For each historical trend, ScadaWorks also builds a customizable trend web page that allows a user (using a standard web browser) to see real-time data being plotted, or to view data from a range of time in the past. Pan and zoom tools, trace selection tools, and a smart cursor, allow a user to drill down into the details of the relevant graphed data, down to 1 second resolution. Historical trend data is recorded on the internal IDE disk or a USB disk drive. The standard 512MB IDE disk drive included with every Pinnacle controller will typically hold years of data depending on the configured sampling period.