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February 5th, 2007, 06:18 AM #1

AJMUL LABVIEW WITH SCADA(wware)


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what is the difference between labview and SCADA package?
communication,interface wise,update time wise which gives better
performance?????????????
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Labview is a HMI that can be used as a SCADA package.

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February 5th, 2007, 05:12 PM #3

ayman metwally Well, I can sure answer your question.


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There are many differences between LabView and SCADA/HMI
packages.

First of all, LabView is a programming language and it was


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SCADA software is NOT a programming language, even those
packages that provides VBA or any other scripting features.

Technically, LabView is not a true HMI/SCADA package; you will


have to "code" a lot to obtain standard functions in any HMI
package.

For example: (Alarm Viewer)


In SCADA package: You simply define the "Tag" and set some
limits (Lo, Hi .. etc) and then select your alarm viewer object
from your tool box and drop it on the graphics screen and your
done.

In LabView: You will have to "Draw" the code that compares the
value to Hi and Lo limits, then you should some how think about
a way to show alarm lines as it shown in any SCADA package, I
did that and it wasn't simple at all and it wasn't as it is in the
SCADA package.

This was one example that shows you that LabView isn't really an
HMI software, other things can be discussed also (I did similar
discussion in NI forums, and It was useful. I'll be back with the
link to this discussion)

Even National Instruments doesn't call LabView a SCADA


package, and they already have different software for SCADA ..
"Lookout"

Note: There is a software module that can be added to LabView


called "DSC module: Data Logging and Supervisory Control
module". (Extra $$$)
It adds more functions to LabView to be near to SCADA software
packages, but it still not enough.

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And on the other hand, SCADA packages can't do what LabView
can do in DAS (Data Acquisition Systems), it's a very powerful
tool when it comes to complicated calculations, analysis ... etc

Just use the right tool in the right place.

BR
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Last edited by ayman metwally; February 5th, 2007 at 05:17 PM.

February 5th, 2007, 11:53 PM #4

AJMUL Dear Ayman,


Member i got clarified for ur reply

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February 7th, 2007, 10:23 AM #5

ayman metwally Alsalam alikom AJMUL,


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Here's the link of my long discussion in NI forums that shows
many differences between LabView and SCADA software
packages.
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Cairo LabView VS SCADA
Posts: 255
Hope you find it useful.
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