FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
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...
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”...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
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PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
AMCI introduces 5274A data acquisition module for ControlLogix
5274A is an analog input, high speed data acquisition module that plugs into the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and programs using RSLogix5000 (Studio...
NI announces CompactRIO, FlexRIO and Single-Board RIO controllers
All three are based on the open, flexible LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture.
NI releases CompactDAQ controllers
4- and 8-slot CompactDAQ controllers feature quad-core processing, a 14-slot USB 3.0 CompactDAQ Chassis, DIAdem 2015 and DataFinder Server Edition...
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
Netbiter gateways connected to Rockwell PLCs control the different systems in the
EF International Language Centre in Oxford, UK.
By Jim Barish
At Quality Life Services in Butler, Pa, a programmable logic controller–based control system was installed to connect the...
By Steve Aposhian, FireFly Equipment
Using LabVIEW software and CompactRIO hardware in ProSlab 155 helped the smart machine harvest turf 25...
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
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