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MEDIA

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groov your A-B PLC Using an Allen-Bradley PLC system? See how easy it is to build a mobile interface for it with groov.
Advancing and Securing PACs in the Industrial Ethernet World In this webinar, Schneider Electric and Automation.com introduce the ePAC (Ethernet PAC) the next evolution of PACs.
5 Minutes to Mobile See how the operator interface you build with groov gracefully scales to work on large and small devices of all kinds.
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RESOURCES

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  • Rexroth publishes plastics automation brochure 
    Rexroth publishes plastics automation brochure

    Literature covers automation system options on injection molding, blow molding, and die casting machines.

  • Real Games announces FACTORY I/O game

    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 publishes packaging standards

    PLCopen and OPC Foundation created an open standards ecosystem that simplifies the communications of packaging machines with other plant systems...

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA) 
    SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA)

    By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
    SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...

  • Processor Power and Energy Efficiency 
    Processor Power and Energy Efficiency

    By Jason Horine, AutomationDirect
    More components in microprocessors eliminates the need for additional external automation components, such as...

  • What Makes a Soft PLC? 
    What Makes a Soft PLC?

    By Dan Fenton, Phoenix Contact
    Provides an overview on the differences between “soft” control systems and “real-time” control systems,...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements 
    Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements

    What’s New in Process Technology
    Hamilton City Council implemented an upgrade with FactoryTalk software to the supervisory control and data...

  •  Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer 
    Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer

    Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.

  • Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production 
    Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production

    The new press at North American Tillage was automated with a GuardLogix PAC, PowerFlex VFD, and EtherNet/IP network to fit into their automated...

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    EVENTS

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    May 27, 2015 - May 28, 2015
    Houston , TX, US


    At the only congress focused on automation best practices for pipelines and Midstream facilities, speakers will unveil how to integrate new RTUs, PLCs and measurement devices with legacy systems, how to select and design a control system with the latest SCADA and DCS and how to ensure HMI meets PHMSA regulations

    May 31, 2015 - June 5, 2015
    San Diego , CA, United States


    The Rockwell Automation TechED event provides 170+ hands-on labs, technical sessions and discussion forums. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.

    June 22, 2015 - June 25, 2015
    Las Vegas , NV, USA


    The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

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    TRAINING

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    July 21, 2015 - July 23, 2015
    Atlanta , GA, United States


    Hands-On PLC Training Workshop starts with basics, moves on to troubleshooting, then PLC programming while writing an IEC-1131 compliant PLC program. (1.6 CEU) Free PLC & Trainer to every attendee.