Articles & News on Industrial Computers

Smart Environment Management and Control in Buildings

  • January 17, 2018
  • Feature

By Stefan Schauer, Texas Instruments Stronger legal restrictions, a higher awareness of the growing consumption of natural resources and increasing energy prices are all driving the installation of more intelligent and cross-linked environmental control systems in buildings.

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces opening of CODESYS Corporation in North America

  • January 11, 2018
  • News

3S-Smart Software Solutions will open the CODESYS Corporation in Chicago/Illinois to provide the U. S. customer base with optimal service. Sales, technical support, consulting and training are then available locally for all customers in North America.

3S-Smart Software announces enhanced PLC application performance for CODESYS tool

  • January 8, 2018
  • News

Manufacturers of automation devices can now offer their customers the functionality to manually distribute the various tasks of the PLC application to symmetrical processor cores of the control CPU in CODESYS.

AAEON earns COMPUTEX d&i and Taiwan Excellence Awards for IoT computing products

  • December 22, 2017
  • News

Organized by the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) and iF (The International Forum Design), the awards are chosen by an international panel of jurors who consider applications from companies around the world.

Dell Accelerating IoT Focus from Enterprise to the Edge

  • December 12, 2017
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com The rapid expansion of the Internet of Things into manufacturing has seen several companies, many - like Dell - not previously associated with manufacturing, working to leverage the new technologies to enhance the industry with connected industrial solutions

A Beginner's PLC Overview, Part 2 of 4: PLC Processors (CPUs)

  • by Stephen Gates, P.E., MyPLCtraining.com (Republished, with permission, from myplctraining.com)
  • December 7, 2017
  • Feature

In part 1 of the Beginner's PLC Overview, we talked about what PLCs are, their history, and how they work. This article will get a little deeper into the PLC's Central Processing Unit (CPU).

Micro PLCs Bring Macro Capabilities to a World of Applications

  • December 5, 2017
  • Feature

By Don Pham, IDEC The processing power, data storage and I/O handling capabilities of micro PLCs allow them to be used as the main automation driver for complex machines, processing lines, or even an entire plant or facility.

Sercos introduces Sercos-on-a-Stick live demo system

  • December 1, 2017
  • News

Sercos International offers a means to evaluate the Sercos SoftMaster. Within minutes, Sercos-on-a-Stick converts almost every x86 based PC to a Sercos Master Test System, making it possible to realize real-time communication without hardware extensions

The Push for Industrial Cyber Security Standards: A Look at Underwriters Laboratory Efforts

  • by Bill Lydon
  • November 6, 2017
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com While industrial automation suppliers can claim products are cybersecure it is hard to prove. Standards and certification, like electrical and safety device requirements, today for cybersecurity are one such way for companies to illustrate that proof.

Essential Tasks to Automate in Active Directory Management

  • October 19, 2017
  • Feature

By Anton Pozdnyakov, Softerra If your IT staff is buried under a load of simple but time-consuming manual tasks, this means that you’re also stuck business-wise and can’t move forward. So, you either slowly go down or you finally start automating.