FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
Five ways servos improve packaging machines
By Jerry Tyson and Michael Miller
Innovations in automation are drastically changing the world of packaging. Here are five...
Ways to make packaging machine design more flexible
By Allen Tubbs
Control system flexibility, a need across all industries, includes the ability for users to easily re-use code...
Industrial network communications products contribute to lower cost operating systems
By Dan Jones
The programmable logic controller (PLC) is used extensively for automation of typically electromechanical...
PLC/PAC Experience Survey Results
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Automation.com conducted a PLC/PAC Automation Experience survey with the goal to gather vendor ratings based on user...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
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PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
Omron Introduces NJ101 Sysmac Controller
Entry-level PAC has EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP communications.
ICP DAS Introduces G-4513PD-3GWA PAC with Solar Charger
After the G-4513PD-3GWA receives data from sensors, it sends the data to a central control PC via GPRS
Divelbiss introduces VB-2XXX wireless controllers
Based on P-Series PLC on a Chip technology, the VB-2XXX family provides flexibility for interfacing to and controlling equipment through the Cloud.
MEDIAin Programmable Controllers
RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
“PLC Handbook: A Practical Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers” is available as a free download. this eBook explains what a PLC is and...
.NET Controller SDK for SNAP PAC provides modern .NET interface for developing applications that control and communicate with Opto 22 SNAP PAC...
The app store includes packages ranging from safety, security, and storage to connectivity, graphics, and development tools.
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 introducing change management and version control software from for all its PLCs in five production plants, heat exchanger manufacturer SWEP has...
NTK is installing a control system based on safety PLCs from ABB that continuously monitors load torque as well as working and collision areas in...
Toshin Kogyo uses Mettler Toledo scales to measure silk-screening ink cartridges.
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
The annual event brings together Rockwell Automation and its comprehensive global network of partners in a single venue exclusive to manufacturers. Attendees from around the world have an opportunity to learn about smart, safe, sustainable solutions that can help manufacturers optimize their plants, improve performance of their machines, and produce products in a more sustainable manner.
SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. Meet suppliers of electric automation technology from around the world. Inform yourself about all products, trends and innovations within the industry. Trade fair and adjoining conference offer you the perfect platform to search the right solutions for your automation tasks.
With the leading trade fairs taking place in parallel, HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. in 2016, the USA is making its debut as the Partner Country at the world’s largest industrial technology event.
TRAININGin Programmable Controllers
Upon completion of this course, given a functional specification for a Logix5000 application, you should be able to develop a project to meet the requirements of the specification. This course covers tasks common to the following controllers, which all use the Logix5000 control engine, or operating system: ControlLogix® controllers, CompactLogix™ controllers, and SoftLogix™ controllers.