FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
The Evolving Trends Of The Humble PLC
Control Engineering Asia
By Lau Wee Pheng, Mitsubishi Electric Asia
The PLC has been in the market for over 40 years. Through its continued...
Support-focused enterprise controls: PLC Basics
By Daniel B. Cardinal
PLC programs do not behave like scripted language programs used by most computer applications. A basic...
Highly Integrated Open Architecture Automation Controller
By Bill Lydon, Editor
At the 2015 ARC Forum in February Bedrock Automation demonstrated additional features to the company’s automation...
Is the PLC’s obituary premature?
By Marty Weil
Much has been made in recent times about the impending demise of PLCs, expected to meet their end as the inexorable...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
- Madison Area Technical College Partners with Rockwell Automation
- Weak password encryption used in Rockwell HMI software
- Manufacturing Technology Orders Fell in April
- Omron appoints Robert M. Black President & COO
- Smart PLCs and PACs — More Complex and Easier to Use
- eWON joins Rockwell Automation Encompass Program
- Energy Research Center Expands, Networks, Automates
- January Manufacturing Technology Orders Off
- Softing Receives OPC Certification
- Manufacturing Technology Orders up 3.1% in 2014
- Increased activity in multiple end-use industries rejuvenates global PLC market
- Global PLC Market coming back
PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
Unitronics adds alarm management to UniStream PLC + HMI
The alarm management system is designed in accordance with the ISA 18.2 standard guidelines.
Divelbiss announces VersaCloud M2M cloud monitoring system
VersaCloud M2M merges PLC hardware, software, communications, and cloud services into a seamless, easily deployed control and monitoring system
MKS introduces Automation Platform
Platform includes a PAC, IO modules for interfacing to any type of sensor, actuator, valve, etc.; and MKS Controls Workbench software.
MEDIAin Programmable Controllers
RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
The app store includes packages ranging from safety, security, and storage to connectivity, graphics, and development tools.
Literature covers automation system options on injection molding, blow molding, and die casting machines.
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...
WHITE PAPERSin Programmable Controllers
By Robert Gee, Maxim Integrated
Designs of digital input and output modules for automated industrial controllers have, historically, been discrete...
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...
By Jason Horine, AutomationDirect
More components in microprocessors eliminates the need for additional external automation components, such as...
CASE STUDIESin Programmable Controllers
By Hank Hogan
Modular machines can save wiring and installation costs, as compared to a completely custom design. They also add...
The software from MDT manages changes to 16,000 programmable devices in remote areas across the continent and reduces safety risks to employees...
Curt G. Joa, Inc. designs and builds large manufacturing platforms. Using EPLAN and its Schematics to automatically create schematics and help...
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
11th China International Industrial Automation Show 2015(AIAE-Beijing) offers its audience a comprehensive idea of the prevailing technological trends. Over 600 exhibitors from 40 countries & regions are presenting live demonstrations of an impressive range of machines, tools and systems across eight exhibition halls. More than 60,000 trade visitors from 38 countries and regions will attend...
As the China top industry automation expo, AIAE-2015 covers the areas of machinery manufacturing, electrical power, automobile manufacturing, IT and electronics, aerospace, food and beverage, rail transportation, chemical industry, new energy, light machinery and other industries.
NIWeek delivers technical networking and instruction with interactive sessions by NI R&D engineers and guest lecturers; targeted industry summits; hands-on workshops; exhibitions on the latest advancements in design, research, and test; and keynote presentations from leading technology thought leaders.
TRAININGin Programmable Controllers
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.