FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
DCS versus PLC in the modern plant
By Mark Proctor, EU Automation
The difference between distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) can be boiled...
Technology and standards: a close connection?
By Nick Boughton, Boulting Technology
While PCs and PLCs have the same basic architecture, the evolution has been very different. This article...
BE. Services Brings IEC 61131-3 Learning Online
By: Bill Lydon, Editor
The IEC 61131-3 software standard is being used worldwide to train industrial automation programmers and BE.services has...
Closing the Gap between Cyber Security and Operational Safety
By Barak Perelman, CEO, Indegy
Both external attackers and internal threats put the safety of industrial control systems (ICS) and critical...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
- ISA promotes automation at USA Science & Engineering Festival
- Rockwell Automation appoints Blake Moret president and CEO
- Schneider Packaging opens Training Lab
- PLCopen publishes OPC function block spec for review
- Manufacturing technology order values increase, but unit sales decline
- More intelligent and efficient PLC programming
- 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
PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
Turck releases ARGEE technology to turn I/O devices into Field Logic Controllers
Turck's ARGEE technology is designed to empower manufacturers to add logic to compatible I/O devices without a PLC. The ARGEE environment is...
IDEC releases MicroSmart FC6A programmable logic controller
The MicroSmart PLC is designed to provide the power of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a controller with a small form factor, making...
SixAxis introduces SmartTech LOGIC terminal grounding system
The controller provides multiple truck and railcar grounding options all in one enclosure and allows the operator or terminal manager to...
MEDIAin Programmable Controllers
RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
By: Karl J. Ǻström and Tore Hägglund
The book examines the auto-tuning and adaptation features of several commercial controllers, including...
This easy-to-read compilation of a series of articles, authored by PLC inventor Dick Morley, originally appeared in MSI (formerly Manufacturing...
By D. A. Coggan
The book provides a wide range of topics including Internet communications, industrial communications network hardware 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
Measuring over 100m wide and over 60m high and with a lifting capacity of 45t, the port crane was revamped by Apator Control, adding Emerson's...
The Russellville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System replaced a legacy PLC with a secure Bedrock industrial control system.
Siemens upgraded the production line for a confections manufacturer to increase efficiency, production and speed.
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
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TRAININGin Programmable Controllers
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)