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How to Download SCADA software for FREE

Introduction: –

SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. So, in this post, I will share How to Download SCADA software for FREE.

SCADA is an advanced-level process automation technology used in the industry for controlling more complex and distributed processes.

SCADA is also defined as a Combination of Hardware and Software approaches for getting Desired process tasks and output.


Different Elements of the SCADA system

  • RTU (Remote Terminal Unit)
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
  • Communication Network
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Supervisory system

Basic SCADA Diagram (Courtesy of Inductive Automation)

Some companies are making their hardware and software for SCADA and some companies are only focused on the software part of SCADA. There are many SCADA software vendors available in the market.


List of top SCADA software used in the industry

NoSCADA SoftwareCompanies
1SIMATIC WinCCSiemens
2Factory Talk Rockwell Automation
3IgnitionInductive Automation
4Proficy,
iFIX,
CIMPLICITY
GE Digital
5System Platform AVEVA
6InduSoft Web StudioAVEVA
7DIA ViewDELTA
8OvationEmerson
9FAST/TOOLSYokogawa
10VTScadaTrihedral
11Factory StudioTATSOFT
12VZRScadaVZRScada
13 MC Works64Mitsubishi Electric
14ExperionHoneywell
15Rapid SCADARapid ORG
16EcoStruxure,
IGSS
Schneider Electric
17ZENONCOPADATA
list of Scada software with its vendors

Categorization of SCADA Software

  • Paid Software
  • Module Based subscription

Some of Scada software is free with some conditions given by companies.

Of the above-listed software, some software is student-friendly because some software is free to use with some limitations but as a student, you will learn Scada software without any cost.

I use some of this software so I recommend this listed Scada software for learning purposes.


How to Download FREE SCADA software

  • Ignition SCADA
  • Factory Studio By TATSOFT
  • VT SCADA
  • IGSS SCADA
  • Cimon SCADA


1. Ignition SCADA by Inductive Automation

Ignition SCADA software is the most powerful and industry-leading toolset for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The software provider company is Inductive Automation.


Benefits of Using Ignition

The benefit of ignition SCADA software Credit to Inductive Automation

How to Download

Ignition Scada is paid software but you can use it for free for some conditions. First, you Create your account on an inductive automation site.

After clicking on the download button, you will redirect to the download page and after a simple click on the download button on site, you can find that download will start.



Conditions for FREE use: –

For using Ignition SCADA software for free there is only one limitation. The software is time bounded Company gives you 2 trial Hours for using the full features of the software after two hours you have to reset the trial and re-login into the site.


2. Factory Studio by TATSOFT

Factory Studio is an affordable software platform for creating real-time applications to improve industrial operations. Flexible pricing and licensing to meet your needs.


Benefits of Using Ignition

That soft SCADA software functionality

How to Download

FRAMEWORX by TATSOFT is paid software but you can use it for free by full filling some conditions.

After clicking on the download button, you will redirect to the download page and after filling out the form you will get an email with the download link.



Conditions for FREE use

FRAMEWORX SCADA software is free to use but there is only one limitation. The free trial version of this software is time-bound.

The software will run for 2 trial Hours after two hours you have to reset the trial and re-login into the site.


3. VT SCADA

VTScada is another student-friendly software. This software is made by the Trihedral company.

VTScada provides you with a refreshingly intuitive platform for creating highly-customized industrial monitoring and control applications that end users can trust and use with ease.


Image from VTScada

How to Download

To download this software you will do only one step. simply click on the download button. After clicking this link, you will redirect to the download page of the VT Scada software site.



Condition for FREE use

VTScada software comes with VTScadaLite Version for free use. Condition for free to use is you will integrate up to 50 I/o (or you can say Tags) in the software platform for using more than 50 I/o (or you can say Tags) you have to buy the software.



3. Cimon SCADA

CIMON ULTIMATEACCESS is SCADA software provided by the Cimon company. This software is designed with an open structure to satisfy various user characteristics and easy-to-build interfaces with your software system.


Compatibility in communication with a variety of industrial devices helps construct an optimum network, enabling a stable and integrated network.


Cimon SCADA software logo

How to Download

To download CIMON ULTIMATEACCESS you have to click on the download link button. After clicking on this link, you will redirect to the download page.



Condition for Free Use

For getting free access condition is you have a company professional email simple is Gmail account is cannot accept.


4. IGSS SCADA

IGSS SCADA software is provided by Schneider Electric. This SCADA software is another free-to-use SCADA software with some conditions.


How to download

You can download this software by clicking on the download link button. After clicking on this link, you will redirect to the download page and after clicking on the download button the on-site file will start to download.



Condition for FREE use

Condition for free to use is you will integrate up to 50 I/O (or you can say Tags) in the software platform for using more than 50 I/O (or you can say Tags) you have to buy the software.

I hope you like this post and find a path to learning SCADA software free of cost.

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Updated on 16/03/2021

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