Programmable Controllers 

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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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  • 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...

  • Red Lion Crimson Software Supports 300+ Protocols 
    Red Lion Crimson Software Supports 300+ Protocols

    Crimson-enabled products allow companies to easily integrate almost any PLC, PC or SCADA system for data collection, monitoring and control.

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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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  • Patti Engineering installs SCADA system for Siemens

    The SCADA system was installed for a water and wastewater infrastructure automation project at the city of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX.

  • Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control 
    Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control

    Packaging World
    PC-based control and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet technology bring faster machine setup, a smaller controls cabinet, and other...

  • FuelCell Energy uses  VFDs and PACs to improve grid connection 
    FuelCell Energy uses VFDs and PACs to improve grid connection

    Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 700L drives and CompactLogix PACS convert DC power to AC power within the fuel cell and connect it to the grid.

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    EVENTS

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    March 2, 2015 - March 5, 2015
    Houston , TX, USA


    ABB Automation & Power World is your source for connections, information, new and emerging technologies and proven strategies from around the world. Automation & Power World saves you money, time and manpower. Ask your questions, deliver your feedback to the developers themselves, take advantage of hands-on training by experts.

    March 10, 2015
    Hanover , Germany


    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.

    March 12, 2015
    Chemnitz , Germany


    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.

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    TRAINING

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    April 21, 2015 - April 23, 2015
    St. Louis , MO, 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.

    April 21, 2015 - April 23, 2015
    Saint Louis , MO, United States


    PLC workshop teaches Best Practice, Safety and Reliability. + Free PLC to every attendee.

    May 5, 2015 - May 7, 2015
    Birmingham , AL, USA


    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. Local subject matter experts will serve as the instructors.