FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
Implementing Adaptive Segment-Based Cams
By Carl Bostrom, Bosch Rexroth
Segment-based cam technology implement adaptive strategies that incorporate event handling directly...
Megatrends Shaping PACs & PLCs
By Al Presher
Programmable machine control that started with simple ladder logic has extended its tentacles into all aspects of...
The Tools of Control Evolve
By Jeanne Schweder
Programmable automation controllers represent an evolutionary step between PLCs and industrial PCs. Do all...
Integrating third-party systems with a DCS
By Tony Kolluri
Interfacing a DCS to a third-party system—let’s say a PLC—is most commonly done via SCADA or...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
- Global PLC Market coming back
- I/O modules performed better than control systems in 2013
- George Brown College updates PLC Technician II to 3D
- Eplan Electric P8 adds Mitsubishi's GX Works2
- Rockwell Automation helps NEIT build automation lab
- Omron opens new Headquarters near Chicago
- Schneider Opens Global R&D Center in Andover, MA
- Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in July
- Rockwell wants Nominations for Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards
- World PLC Market dropped in 2013
- Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise in June
- Rockwell Automation to control nitric acid and ammonia plants
PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
ABB announces powerful AC500 PM595 PLC
AC500 PM595 is built around a 1.3 GHz processor with four 32-bit RISC processors plus an embedded double-precision floating point processor, 16 MB...
Bosch Rexroth releases IndraControl XM21/22 PLC
XM21/22 PLC combines the Sercos automation bus and S20 I/O series into one functionally complete and modular control system.
Beckhoff announces SOA-PLC with OPC
The SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) PLC provides communication for the implementation of “Smart Factories,” Industry 4.0 and Internet of...
MEDIAin Programmable Controllers
RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
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 and OPC Foundation created an open standards ecosystem that simplifies the communications of packaging machines with other plant systems...
Crimson-enabled products allow companies to easily integrate almost any PLC, PC or SCADA system for data collection, monitoring and control.
WHITE PAPERSin Programmable Controllers
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...
By Dan Fenton, Phoenix Contact
Provides an overview on the differences between “soft” control systems and “real-time” control systems,...
CASE STUDIESin Programmable Controllers
Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 700L drives and CompactLogix PACS convert DC power to AC power within the fuel cell and connect it to the grid.
NATT's automated plant uses material handling robots to ensure efficiency and maximize throughput. Theyr etrofitted the press control system...
Process and Control Today
A major refurbishment of a Blast furnace in South Wales has given Tata Steel better control and improved efficiency...
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
SPS Automation India will be the Tradeshow where automation industry leaders present and explore technology application with users to publish latest technologies and market ready solutions. Display your products among sustainable automation solutions making operations cleaner, safer, secure and more energy efficient.
The symposium will bring together experts, from end users, , engineering consultants and supplier communities in a two-day symposium to cover the important issues of automation and their impact on the pharmaceutical (and food) industry.
Main aim of the CODESYS Users’ Conference is to give CODESYS users an overview of the new product features and above all to provide them with practical solutions for their daily work with CODESYS.
TRAININGin Programmable Controllers
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.