FLECS is an open source project that makes it very easy to install apps on production machines. For this purpose, the Docker concept is transferred to the world of automation.
The SpiderControl SCADA Server including the ‘I4.0 Intergation Suite’ is now available as an app on the FLECS Marketplace. This means that the entire functionality of our server can be installed on a FLECS-compatible automation system with just a few mouse clicks.
What is the SpiderControl tool chain: We offer a tool for all requirements in the HMI environment: We standardize the HMI development and integrate all associated tasks so that the customers can reduce their engineering effort in the project business, improve their profitability and focus on their core competence for the control of a machine or system.
1. SpiderControl can program HTML5 pages directly on the embedded web server of a PLC.
2. A SCADA (control system) can also be programmed with SpiderControl.
3. You can use the browser not only as a display client, but also as a programming tool.
More complex solutions often require data from several controllers, which are to be displayed together on one page.
The SCADA server has all the important drivers such as OPC UA, Modbus, ISO-on-TCP and much more, so that any PLC can be connected.
You need an overview of all the alarms that have accumulated on different controls. In addition, trend and alarm data should be archived over the long term. SpiderControl provides an extremely adaptable framework to fulfill these tasks on the most diverse computer platforms and operating systems.
SpiderControl I4.0 Integration Suite
The “SpiderControl I4.0 Integration Suite” is a comprehensive low-code tool for developing solutions for integrating OT into IT. It consists of a powerful SCADA server and a simple browser-based FBD programming tool and is aimed specifically at programmers from the PLC area.
The SpiderControl SCADA Server contains all common drivers for communication with the control level and operation via a standard HTML5 browser.
The SpiderControl HMI Editor allows easy design of HTML5 user interfaces, which are used for all UI tasks: SCADA control system, operator panels for on-site operation, remote access with the browser and visualization of KPIs, alarm lists and trends.
The SpiderPLC and the I4.0 Integration Library: The SpiderPLC allows functional blocks (FBD) to be programmed directly via an HTML5 browser. The I4.0 Integration Library contains a large number of functional blocks with which the tasks described can be implemented very easily: communication with SQL databases, REST APIs, MQTT, http, screen dumps, generating PDFs, sending e-mails, FTP transfer, string manipulation, copying files, reading and writing CSV variable files, logging, creating and editing variable namespaces, calling and monitoring external processes, etc. These function blocks are now connected directly to the process variables.
The SpiderPLC starts and monitors script engines such as NodeJS and Python, so that your own scripts can be integrated and called up via a function block.
Scalable license model
Depending on the required range of functions, you can license the SCADA server and thus find a cost-optimal solution depending on the project.