FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
The Dawn of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
By Ken Ball
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) were more of a technology evolution than a radical development. A noteworthy aspect about the...
Auto and Remote Manual versus Manual Control
By Gene E. Keyser, Ph.D., Key Solutions, Inc.
Why does the “Auto v. Manual Control” or more correctly, “Auto and Remote Manual v. Manual”...
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...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
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PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
GW1000-ABEIP Allen Bradly data high way plus converter
DataLink GW1000 is a flexible, low cost converter interfacing New Ethernet Technologies to Legacy Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus DH+
ProSoft releases ControlLogix to Moore APACS module
The module lets a user’s new PlantPAx system control existing Moore/Siemens APACS+ IO Bus Remote I/O.
Horner releases EXL10 automation controller
EXL10 OCS controller has dual Ethernet and dual CAN ports, digital & analog I/O, and a 10.4 in. VGA color touchscreen.
MEDIAin Programmable Controllers
RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
.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.
Literature covers automation system options on injection molding, blow molding, and die casting machines.
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
Vapor Systems Technologies uses a Unitronics Vision350 PLC +HMI to test gas pump nozzles through 1,000,000 cycles.
Process and Control Today
In Altavilla Vicentina, Italy, a Clever Sleever Machine places and shrink-wraps bottles at a rate of 18,000 pieces per...
By Hank Hogan
Modular machines can save wiring and installation costs, as compared to a completely custom design. They also add...
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