I run Ignition with a GE RX3i PLC and 15 remote I/O racks plus one Siemens PLC (in an OEM package) in a pilot plant/laboratory environment that I own. I am looking to specify Ignition as the SCADA system for a full scale plant we are designing. The final I/O count will be 10-15,000 and the plant will be a 24/7 processing plant (mining industry).
I am after recommendations for what PLCs play best with ignition, ideally without the Kepware interface. It’s a new build so I have no legacy systems to worry about. My main concerns are ease of configuration, spare parts availability, robustness and remote access as it will be on a remote mine site. Up front budget is not such a big concern if it saves me up front engineering time and is easy to implement.
Thanks in advance,