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Authorized System Integrator of AdAstra Research Group, Ltd, the Samara city based Engineermarket company (Russia), has commissioned a new building automation system for engineering equipment at new Tolyatti Park House mall that offers sports, entertainment, and retail services. The new building automation system is SCADA TRACE MODE 6 controlled.

Today, PARK HOUSE in Tolyatti is the largest and most trendy mall across the Volga region. The mall building is based on the project by Italian architects Studio Bartoli. Director of architect design company, Giovanni Bartoli has developed building design and managed construction as the General Architect. The project has been developed by Vremya Company Group specializing in mall group expansion across the largest Russian cities.
“By opening PARK HOUSE in Tolyatti, we have set another successful landmark for both the Volga region and Russian development market, creating a seamless business concept and adhering to the best mall development practices worldwide,” says Sergey Garanin, Director General of Vremya Company Group.

When developing the building automation system at new Tolyatti PARK HOUSE mall, the team has used the following SCADA TRACE MODE 6 software modules:

  • SCADA TRACE MODE 6 development system for 2048 I/Os;
  • Real Time Monitor+ (RTM+);
  • Micro TRACE MODE 6 for WinCon 8000 SOFTLOGIC runtime for 255 channels; 

The system also features the following equipment:

  • WinCon 8000 industrial controllers by ICP DAS;
  • TWIDO LCTA 24DRF industrial controllers by Schneider Electric;
  • ADAM-6000 remote input/output modules by ADVANTECH;
  • CE6822 electricity meters by Energomera;

SCADA TRACE MODE 6 is a heart of the mall's building automation WinCon 8000system. TRACE MODE was used both for developing operator interface (SCADA), and for programming WinCon 8000 controllers (Softlogic). For these purposes, the engineering team installed Micro TRACE MODE 6 for WinCon 8000 onto WinCon 8000 controllers.

When programming Micro TRACE MODE for WinCon, they have leveraged a powerful TRACE MODE 6 integrated development environment for Windows using 5 IEC 6-1131/3programming languages. The ready user developed programs were uploaded to WinCon 8000 controller directly from TRACE MODE editors. The same editors were used to run, stop and edit logical programs online, without affecting the WinCon 8000 controller operation.

Basically, the new SCADA TRACE MODE 6-based building automation system includes 6 elements:

  1. Power accounting and billing system for internal power consumers;
  2. Light dispatch and automatic control system;
  3. "Control of the Main Distribution Board parameters and status” system;
  4. Central boilers and hot water control system;
  5. Mixing units 1 control system;
  6. Power accounting and billing system for investors and tenants consuming power.

The building automation system is accountable for the following functions:

  • visualization of real time data from the mall building engineering equipment: valves and pumps status and alarms;
  • logging trends of building engineering equipment parameters;
  • trends view and analysis;
  • sound alarms;
  • valves and pumps control (both automatic and manual);
  • asset management of the mall engineering equipment.

A similar building automation system is in control of the largest mall across the Urals region – PARK HOUSE shopping centre in Yekaterinburg.

"By 2010, PARK HOUSE mall group will include ten large and modern mixed-use retail and shopping centers across the most prominent Russian cities,” the representatives of Mall Management Company say.



The New TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Release 6.10.2 Available For Download


AdAstra Research Group, Ltd (Moscow, Russia) has announced a new release of integrated SCADA- and SOFTLOGIC- system TRACE MODE 6.10.2.

The release is now available for all registered users of TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI for free (it is free for download  from the  User's Personal Account).

In accordance to increased security requirements of unauthorized access and user authentification in the process control software, new means of user rights management have been introduced. In the 6.10.2 some new features added, bugs detected fixed.

The new release 6.10.2 offers new software products and some improved features ......

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The automated fire safety system for units №1 and №2 of Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India runs under control of TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI (AdAstrA, Russia).

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Viet Nam FlagTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION AND GERMAN STYLE AUTO was established in 2006, with a team of professionals, engineers, management staff are formally trained, motivated and experienced customers always trust.

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The main purpose of the work is to connect all ventilation machines, chillers and heating units to a centralized computer, supervisory control system to ensure round the clock equipment monitoring from a single center.

The Sia Rameda engineers have replaced an old ....

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To run the film just ....


SCADA TRACE MODE In Process Control of The Biggest European Oil Shale Chemical Company


Viru RMT Ou (Estonia, EU), Authorized System Integrator of AdAstrA Research Group fulfilled reconstruction of control system for the 1000 tones gas generator retort at the main technological process of VKG oil shale company.

VKG Oil is the biggest oil shale chemical industry in Europe, the main field of activity of which is thermal processing of oil shale. 1.4 million tons oil shale is reprocessed per year. The company produces various fuel oils, which are characterized by low viscosity and a setting point below -25ºC, oil coke and pitch, summary oil shale phenols, antiseptic wood impregnation oil and bitumen.

The return of investment in reconstruction of SCADA TRACE MODE based gas generator control system was achieved within...


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The main task of the TeknoFeed control system consists in the most precise batch dosing of fodder additives. The control system maximizes batch dosing accuracy of loose and liquid components (acids) according recipes. 

The TeknoFeed batch control system includes ...

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI In Control of The Biogas Fuel Production Plant in Poland

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The Elblag city is a Polish leader in energy production from renewable sources, including biogas and biomass.

According to the developers of biofuel production systems, the use of SCADA TRACE MODE has reduced the overall cost of the project in two-three times (compared to the same level SCADA software). 

The system monitors the following values ...

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TRACE MODE RTM is the main runtime module of the integrated TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI software, designed to operate on operator workstations.

The new LinRTM provides ...

The Brodsky Refinery (Bosnia) Implements TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI for EURO 5 Gasoline Production

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The operator control systems for the gasoline production at the Bosanski Brod refinery were developped and implemented by several Russian system integrators. All integrators used Russian SCADA-software TRACE MODE 6 (AdAstra Research Group, Moscow) for process control of gasoline production.

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video tutorial demonstrating the technology of OMRON PLCs connecting over the network via UDP using the free built-in driver, is available.OMRON Logo

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