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RESOURCES

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  • 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.

  • Divelbiss provides PLC Training package 
    Divelbiss provides PLC Training package

    The PLC/Programming Learning Package provides Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hands-on training for schools, universities, individual study and...

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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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  • Ford switches from sensors to vision for body panel inspection

    Traditionally, body panels are inspected by using a robot to present the part to an array of proximity switches. Ford improved on this method by...

  • Rockwell Automation controls Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing 
    Rockwell Automation controls Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing

    Ridgeline Pipe manufactures about 125 different PVC pipe products that vary in length, diameter, color, markings and other requirements....

  • Indian OEM gets complete automation solution 
    Indian OEM gets complete automation solution

    Packaging World
    IMA-PG India recently incorporated a complete automation solution in its PG Express blister packing machine for pharmaceutical...

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    EVENTS

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    November 25, 2014 - November 27, 2014
    Nuremberg , Germany


    SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. Meet suppliers of electric automation technology from around the world. Inform yourself about all products, trends and innovations within the industry. Trade fair and adjoining conference offer you the perfect platform to search the right solutions for your automation tasks.

    February 5, 2015 - February 7, 2015
    Mumbai , India


    SPS Automation India will be the Tradeshow where automation industry leaders present and explore technology application with users to publish latest technologies and market ready solutions. Display your products among sustainable automation solutions making operations cleaner, safer, secure and more energy efficient.

    February 9, 2015 - November 15, 2015
    Spring House , PA, USA


    The symposium will bring together experts, from end users, , engineering consultants and supplier communities in a two-day symposium to cover the important issues of automation and their impact on the pharmaceutical (and food) industry.

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    TRAINING

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    December 1, 2014
    San Jose , CA


    Dates TBD. This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

    December 2, 2014 - December 4, 2014
    Saint Louis , MO, USA


    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) Free PLC & Trainer 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.