SCADA / PLC / RTU / DCS
SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
Being close to your equipment is not always an option. Relevant Solutions offers supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, including the Schneider Electric SCADAPack, ClearSCADA and the Honeywell Experion LX and HS, to communicate with your remote equipment so you not only can control it but also can get the data you need. We offer continuous, batch, repetitive or discrete modes for your manufacturing, production, power generation and refining processes. From simple reservoir level measurement to well pad optimization integrated with ERP (enterprise resource planning), we offer secure and reliable solutions that meet all regulations and keep up with technology and industry trends.
PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
Automating processes has become an industry standard. A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a digital computer used for automation, typically of industrial electromechanical processes such as machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement park rides or even light fixtures. Relevant provides reliable solutions from Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Allen-Bradley, GE, Siemens, etc., with programs stored in battery backup or non-volatile memory so you never have to worry about downtime. This scalable, rack-based industrial controller produces real-time data in a stand-alone mode, in a peer-to-peer situation or with a SCADA solution.
RTU (Remote Terminal Unit)
Need to control a process in a remote or harsh environment? Relevant Solutions offers remote terminal units (RTU) from Honeywell and Schneider Electric. These include modular and scalable controllers capable of all remote automation and control applications. We even have units available that run on solar power alone. When integrated with a SCADA solution, RTUs solve complex remote automation requirements.
DCS (Distributed Control System)
Although minicomputers have been used in the control of industrial processes since the 1960s, those early computers are a far stretch from the distributed control systems (DCSs) today, which offer wireless options, remote transmission and mobile interfaces. DCSs can be continuous or batch oriented, and are used in applications such as refining, petrochemicals, power generation, fertilizers, food and beverage manufacturing, and papermaking. DCSs are connected to sensors and actuators, and use set point controls to regulate the flow of material through the plant. DCSs are becoming centralized at the plant level, giving plant managers the ability to log in to remote equipment.