As part of the popular FAMOS solution, Curtiss-Wright’s
SCADA platform is designed to collect, store, display,
analyze, and report on the operational status and health
of key equipment assets. Advanced data analysis and
visualization capabilities help users stay abreast of
moment-to-moment conditions. The system is easy to integrate
with many types of control systems, monitoring devices, and
enterprise software systems.
Whether it’s a programmable logic controller or a flow meter
or many other plant controls, this powerful SCADA system makes
it much easier to pinpoint problems. Data will be more accessible,
and extends analytics to a broader base of users, so everybody can
weigh in on important issues.
One big motivation for implementing the FAMOS SCADA system is to reduce costs.
Curtiss-Wright does not charge annual license fees, require maintenance support
contracts, or charge cloud subscription fees. With the Curtiss-Wright system,
once you buy it, you own it which means substantial savings for software renewals
While other SCADA vendors charge customers based on the number of data points,
or “tags” in the database, FAMOS customers can store up to 60,000 analog data
points and 60,000 digital data points in the FAMOS R*TIME database—with 12
configurable alarm limits for each point in the system—all for no extra cost.
The SCADA system includes four distinct functions:
Data Acquisition from plant sensors and data acquisition systems
Data Display via the access via web based interfaces for trends, reports, logs, etc.
Historical Service for archiving and storing many years of data
Calculation Service that includes advanced alarm processing modules