HMI & SCADA Programming

What is HMI in SCADA?

SCADA, which stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, is an example of a system where HMI is essential. SCADA generally refers to a centralized control system for a network of processes and devices. In order for SCADA systems to function effectively, they rely on HMI. For example, in water treatment systems various processes operated in different locations using a wide range of plants and equipment. HMI enables operators to monitor and control these disparate parts of the process remotely through one control point. Find out more about SCADA.

What’s the difference between HMI and SCADA?

HMIs are typically equipment/machine or work cell focused. Their perspective is limited in scope to the immediate area. Whereas SCADA typically takes a wider view of operations. This can include many pieces of equipment, entire plants and processes, or multiple work cells.

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