Automation Systems and Industry 4.0

Hans-Petter Halvorsen


Below you find an overview of relevant topics within Automation Systems and Industry 4.0:


SCADA Systems

SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) is a type of Industrial Control System (ICS). Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are computer controlled systems that monitor and control industrial processes that exist in the physical world.

Industrial Control Systems, like PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), DCS (Distributed Control System) and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) share many of the same features.

More intelligent and smart PLC and SCADA Systems are important in the Digitalization and Industry 4.0 area.


See the SCADA Systems page for more details.


DeltaV Process System

DeltaV is a Industrial Control System (ICS) from Emerson Process Management. We have at our university 2 different DeltaV facilities used within teaching and research. Mulitple Reaserach and Development Projecjets and Student Projects have been carried out within this area.


DeltaV Research and Training Center



Remote control of a robotic arm - A cross-platform study using LabVIEW and DeltaV - Hans-Petter Halvorsen, Alexander Jonsaas, Lilly Eikehaug, Sondre Mogård, Håkon Viumdal, Rune Andersen, Saba Mylvaganam.


Student Projects:

See Student Projects web page.


Research Groups

Some of these projects has been carried out as part of the following research groups at the university:

Student Projects

Below we get an overview of some of the student projects that have been involved in this R&D project.

Student Projects

Additional Resources

Below you will find more interesting resources


Learn LabVIEW Programming


Learn MATLAB Programming

Visual Studio/C#

Learn Visual Studio/C# Programming

Database Systems

Learn Database Systems and Structured Query Language (SQL)


IoT Resources

Automation and Control

Automation and Control Resources


Data Acquisition


OPC Resources, OPC DA and OPC UA


Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition


Hardware in the Loop Simulation and Testing

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 Resources


Modbus Resources

Datalogging and Monitoring

Datalogging and Monitoring Examples

Technology Videos

Lots of Videos within different Applications and Areas