Automatic Control System Based on Industry 4.0, PLC, and SCADA

Jonathan Wilondja Kibulungu, Opeyeolu Timothy Laseinde

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The recent trend of automation, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), has enabled industries to become more efficient, flexible, smart, autonomous, reliable, and customizable. This new trend improves and replaces existing semi-automatic processes with fully self-controlled systems through its technologies such as smart sensors, programmable logic controller (PLC) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Industrial systems or equipment, like a small-scale steam plant, having manual or semi-automatic processes, do not operate effectively as expected due to their actual methods of operation and lack of innovative technologies. Such systems need more attention and monitoring to avoid breakdowns. This research paper aims to demonstrate the reliability and efficiency of a PLC and SCADA-based system using I4.0 technologies through a mini steam plant. This research is essential to support the development of I4.0 systems and provide necessary information about the recent trend of automation. The proposed system has advanced features such as sensors, PLC, SCADA, and private cloud. The research results obtained from the LOGO Soft Comfort V6.1 and Wonderware Indusoft Web Studio 8.1, respectively, a PLC software and SCADA software, confirm that the mini steam can operate automatically and efficiently and can be well monitored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Sustainable Systems - Selected Papers of WorldS4 2022
EditorsAtulya K. Nagar, Dharm Singh Jat, Durgesh Kumar Mishra, Amit Joshi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789811976599
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event6th World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability, WS4 2022 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Aug 202227 Aug 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference6th World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability, WS4 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Automation
  • Industry 4.0
  • PLC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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