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PLC and Operator Interface Advantages Stack Up for a Large Container Automatic Stacking Crane Project

PLC and Operator Interface Advantages Stack Up for a Large Container Automatic Stacking Crane Project


Scalability and connectivity of PLCs and operator interfaces played a key role as TMEIC integrated 86 new container automatic stacking cranes for the Port of Virginia.

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Steve Rastberger Becomes Regional Director – Eastern US for Beckhoff

Steve Rastberger Becomes Regional Director – Eastern US for Beckhoff


Rastberger will use deep industry knowledge and management skills to guide regional team during a time of exponential growth.

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Changes in PLCopen Board of Management

Changes in PLCopen Board of Management


In June PLCopen had a very successful virtual annual General Meeting. Part of the meeting related to changes in the Board of Management.

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PLC and Operator Interface Advantages Stack Up for a Large Container Automatic Stacking Crane Project

Scalability and connectivity of PLCs and operator interfaces played a key role as TMEIC integrated 86 new container automatic stacking cranes for the Port of Virginia.

Steve Rastberger Becomes Regional Director – Eastern US for Beckhoff

Rastberger will use deep industry knowledge and management skills to guide regional team during a time of exponential growth.

Changes in PLCopen Board of Management

In June PLCopen had a very successful virtual annual General Meeting. Part of the meeting related to changes in the Board of Management.

ISAGCA: Secure PLC Coding Best Practices Released

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), along with admeritia GmbH, announced that it is a contributing organization for the release of the “Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices.” This article was originally published in InTech's July/August issue.

New Research Uncovers 5 Vulnerabilities in Mitsubishi Safety PLCs

Nozomi Networks Labs has discovered five vulnerabilities affecting Mitsubishi safety PLCs, used in many industries. Asset owners should assess their security posture now and take general mitigations until patches are available.

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance and admeritia Announce Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices Document

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), along with admeritia GmbH (admeritia), today announced the release of the Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices document.

Selecting a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

When selecting a PLC, there are several considerations a customer must first address to ensure the proper fit for their application.

Industrial Shields Expands in Latin America

The company signs agreements with five new distributors covering most of the South American continent.

Automation Helps Crews Run a Tight Ship

A premier yacht builder gets on board with reliable automation platforms for monitoring and controlling ship systems.

Celebration of Richard Morley to Take Place via Zoom Dec. 16

A celebration of Richard "Dick" Morley, a giant of modern manufacturing, will take place via zoom Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, from 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST.

Case Study: How Do You Update 900 PLCs in Warehouses with Minimal Downtime?

The following application of a CODESYS customer, the Gebhardt Intralogistics Group, shows how Digital Twins in the cloud and a cloud-based controller management can speed up the process of updating a large number of PLCs to the point where it’s just a few mouse clicks.

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STMicroelectronics First to Announce Certified Chipset for G3-PLC Hybrid Powerline and Wireless Communication

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS’ Condition Monitoring Solution Makes Predictive Maintenance a Reality for Efficiency-Focused Plant Operations

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