FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
Schneider Electric delivers Industry 4.0 & IIoT Products
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Schneider Electric continues a buildout of products to help users implement Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things...
Protecting your production line from cyber attacks
By Jonathan Wilkins, European Automation
Five years after the Stuxnet attack, all SCADA and PLC systems across the manufacturing industry are...
Stopping Power of Function Blocks
By Derrick Stacey, B&R Industrial Automation
To understand the basis for safe motion control, the first place to look would be the...
PLC vs. PAC vs. IPCs
By Ryan Williams
Know the features, limits, and compatibilities to select the right controller: programmable logic controller...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
- Manufacturing technology order values increase, but unit sales decline
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- Rockwell Automation Designates JMP as PlantPAx Integrator
- September Orders See Monthly Growth, but Lag Behind 2014
- 3S-Smart Software open office in Italy
- Omron moves office of Canadian headquarters
- July Manufacturing Technology Orders Down
- Registration Opens for Automation Fair
- PLCopen wants comments on Coding Guidelines
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- Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 7.9% in 2015
- Madison Area Technical College Partners with Rockwell Automation
PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
Unitronics introduces UIS-WCB2 I/O module
UIS-WCB2 is compatible with all UniStream series Programmable Logic Controllers.
Unitronics updates 7’’ UniStream panel
UniStream offers RS485, CANopen, UniCAN, EtherNet/IP and both serial and Ethernet MODBUS communications.
Molex Introduces SST Modbus Modules for CompactLogix
The two universal Modbus modules connect CompactLogix controllers to any Modbus/TCP or Modbus serial networks from the same module, even at the...
MEDIAin Programmable Controllers
RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
Customized CODESYS runtime systems for device platforms from Beckhoff and WAGO are now available.
Simatic Migration Services help companies migrate to the latest Simatic technologies.
“PLC Handbook: A Practical Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers” is available as a free download. this eBook explains what a PLC is and...
WHITE PAPERSin Programmable Controllers
By Sina Kopacz, MB Connect
White paper describes MB Connect's remote service platform that allows direct monitoring of machinery and equipment...
By MB Connect
White paper explains how the remote service platform mbCONNECT24 V2.1 not only provides 1:1 connections between the machine and PLC...
By Robert Gee, Maxim Integrated
Designs of digital input and output modules for automated industrial controllers have, historically, been discrete...
CASE STUDIESin Programmable Controllers
By Gregory Möller, University of Idaho-Washington State University
The University of Idaho’s research water-treatment-process...
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...
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
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.
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.
HUG has a long tradition of customer led knowledge. Learn how your industry peers solve similar problems, attend valuable and relevant training courses and network with colleagues and leading experts. Join us for roundtables on topics such as migration, cyber security, alarm management, and more. You’ll have many opportunities to gain knowledge. As part of your registration, you can attend...
TRAININGin Programmable Controllers
Hands-on PLC training. Start with basics, then troubleshooting, then learn best practices PLC programming while writing your first safe and reliable IEC-1131 compliant PLC program. 1.6 CEU (Free PLC & Trainer to every attendee.)
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.
Hands-On PLC Training Workshop (PLC: Programmable Logic Controllers). Start with basics move on to troubleshooting, then learn the foundations of good PLC programming while writing your first IEC-1131 compliant PLC program. (1.6 CEU)