The industrial machine operation is now majorly automated by the high configured binary programs and inputs. The overall process of a manufacturing unit can be automated by using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition known as SCADA. SCADA is the architecture of a controlling system that uses graphical user interface, network communication integrated with the computers to supervise the machinery operations. The overall mechanism works on the hardware such as logic controllers, and discrete PID controllers.
The technology is broadly segmented based on its architecture which includes hardware, software, and services. Further based on the various component required for the setup it classified as SCADA Communication System, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and Remote Terminal Units (RTU’s). The SCADA is widely used in oil & gas, manufacturing, electrical power management, and waste water application.
Adoption of automation technology in industry and widespread awareness of its benefits among the business players has augmented the growth of the global market. Decrease in errors over production line, simultaneous and efficient quality analysis, and reduce intervention of human has forced the manufacturers to install this technology and its set up. As per the report, in 2015, the global supervisory control and data acquisition market (SCADA) was esteemed at over USD 7.5 billion and by 2021, it is estimated to accomplish above USD 11.0 billion, and amid 2016 & 2021, is probable to grow at a CAGR of 7.40% and above.
ENGIE and Schneider Electric teams up to automate the energy segment. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Schneider Electric and ENGIE to discover and organize new digital result for the operational competence of renewable assets for the wind and solar PV, leverage the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and associated application software that are powered by Schneider Electric’s Wonderware brand.
The Supervisory control and data acquisition market (SCADA) is dominated by some dominating playing who contributes with their efforts and efficient products and services. These key players include Omron Corp, Schneider Electric, ABB Ltd, Siemens AG, Emerson Electric Co, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell International and many others.