Lonnie Bowling

Using PI for control?

Discussion created by Lonnie Bowling Champion on Jan 27, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2012 by Ahmad Fattahi

I have a customer that is considering using PI for some simple control.  This would involve writing values to a PLC to turn things on and off.  They have a sharepoint site with PI Webparts and would like to see the controls there vs. a local HMI or full SCADA system.  My first reaction is; no way, really bad idea, PI is not designed to do this.  But the more I think about it the more I find myself asking why not?  Any opinions about this?  As anyone tried it?  Now I'm not taking about mission critical stuff.  This is more like building automation, adjusting temperatures, turning on and off fans etc...