I have an automated machine in the late stages of prototyping that I'm working out a SCADA system for.
I'm running a PC that I need to talk to 4 things:
-a touch screen to act as an HMI
-a PLC handling the actual automation -(need to occasionally change some registers, and read from the registers to update the HMI) current a Mitsubishi, will probably become Allen Bradley
-run a video loop on a TV
-occasionally network back to corporate for several purposes
-update the video loop
-troubleshoot PLC/HMI code
-see operator screens "live" for telephone support (a wish)
see my machine at www.wilkinsonbaking.com
- What role(s) can Mango play in this setup?
- Any suggestions on further software for completing this setup? I have some ideas, but I'm asking the open-ended question on purpose.
Feel free to reply to any/all of this. I'm still researching, but I need to start making some decisions soon. Having a consulting programmer write something custom is being heavily discussed in our group...
Thank you in advance