FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
New Automation Controller Challenges the Status Quo
By Bill Lydon, Editor
According to a recent survey, automation users want and deserve more from an automation controller. Albert Rooyakkers, CTO...
Cloud Computing vs. Field Controllers
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Some industrial automation vendors and computer technology providers are offering cloud services that include historians,...
Combined HMI+PLC Unit vs. Separate HMI & PLC System
By Don Pham, IDEC
Combining PLC processing and HMI monitoring and control into a single hardware platform is becoming a more available and popular...
Panel Meters Take on PLC Chores
By Hank Hogan
Because they've gotten smarter and have additional capabilities, panel meters now can take over some functions...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
- George Brown College updates PLC Technician II to 3D
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- 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
- Deutsche Messe says North American manufacturing is coming back
- Omron promotes Nigel Blakeway to CEO
PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
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...
Crouzet Automation announces em4 nano-PLC
em4 nano-PLC provides a totally integrated solution that allows users to connect their devices via the internet on demand, without adding...
B&R coats X20 controllers and modules
The "coated" controller and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module,...
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
ETT operates approximately 69,000 miles of pipelines. It installed a new control system based on the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture...
By Rockwell Automation
King's Hawaiian had reached capacity at its California factory and bakery. Bachelor Controls created an architecture that...
By Jaime A. Alba, et al
The water reclamation plant at Prince William County Service Authority in Virginia needed to expand and upgrade...
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
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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.