Programmable Controllers 

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MEDIA

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groov your A-B PLC Using an Allen-Bradley PLC system? See how easy it is to build a mobile interface for it with groov.
Advancing and Securing PACs in the Industrial Ethernet World In this webinar, Schneider Electric and Automation.com introduce the ePAC (Ethernet PAC) the next evolution of PACs.
5 Minutes to Mobile See how the operator interface you build with groov gracefully scales to work on large and small devices of all kinds.
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RESOURCES

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  • Real Games announces FACTORY I/O game

    FACTORY I/O is a real time automation sandbox where users can build and simulate industrial systems and use them with the most common automation...

  • PLCopen publishes packaging standards

    PLCopen and OPC Foundation created an open standards ecosystem that simplifies the communications of packaging machines with other plant systems...

  • Red Lion Crimson Software Supports 300+ Protocols 
    Red Lion Crimson Software Supports 300+ Protocols

    Crimson-enabled products allow companies to easily integrate almost any PLC, PC or SCADA system for data collection, monitoring and control.

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA) 
    SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA)

    By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
    SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...

  • Processor Power and Energy Efficiency 
    Processor Power and Energy Efficiency

    By Jason Horine, AutomationDirect
    More components in microprocessors eliminates the need for additional external automation components, such as...

  • What Makes a Soft PLC? 
    What Makes a Soft PLC?

    By Dan Fenton, Phoenix Contact
    Provides an overview on the differences between “soft” control systems and “real-time” control systems,...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production 
    Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production

    The new press at North American Tillage was automated with a GuardLogix PAC, PowerFlex VFD, and EtherNet/IP network to fit into their automated...

  • Patti Engineering installs SCADA system for Siemens

    The SCADA system was installed for a water and wastewater infrastructure automation project at the city of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX.

  • Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control 
    Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control

    Packaging World
    PC-based control and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet technology bring faster machine setup, a smaller controls cabinet, and other...

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    EVENTS

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    April 13, 2015 - April 17, 2015
    Hannover , Germany


    HANNOVER MESSE 2015 covers all the core themes of the industrial value-adding chain at a single location – from individual components to the complete smart factory.

    April 22, 2015 - April 23, 2015
    Calgary , AB, Canada


    The ISA Calgary 2015 Show is Canada's leading event for automation, instrumentation and control professionals. Gain access to technical and innovative solutions for the energy industry from instrumentation, systems and automation experts at the new ISA Calgary Show Conference. This dynamic conference puts the spotlight on case studies, technical papers and innovative solutions available in the...

    June 22, 2015 - June 25, 2015
    Las Vegas , NV, USA


    The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

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    TRAINING

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    April 21, 2015 - April 23, 2015
    St. Louis , MO, United States


    Hands-On PLC Training Workshop starts with basics, moves on to troubleshooting, then PLC programming while writing an IEC-1131 compliant PLC program. (1.6 CEU) Free PLC & Trainer to every attendee.

    May 5, 2015 - May 7, 2015
    Birmingham , AL, USA


    The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed. Local subject matter experts will serve as the instructors.

    July 21, 2015 - July 23, 2015
    Atlanta , GA, United States


    Hands-On PLC Training Workshop starts with basics, moves on to troubleshooting, then PLC programming while writing an IEC-1131 compliant PLC program. (1.6 CEU) Free PLC & Trainer to every attendee.