Articles & News on PLCs and PACs

Open PLCs Enhance Building Automation

  • by Frank Bicknell
  • April 28, 2022
  • Feature

To gain modern computing system advantages while maintaining traditional solutions reliability, an HVAC company uses Arduino-compatible open PLC controllers. This feature originally appeared in the April issue of InTech magazine.

Case Study: Controls Upgrade Makes the Cut

  • by Gary Lucas
  • April 20, 2022
  • Case Study

This extrusion processing company progressively consolidated multiple legacy production line automation systems into a modern PLC/HMI platform, simplifying operation and greatly reducing scrap.

Red Lion Controls Expands Secure Remote Access Offering with Acquisition of MB Connect Line GmbH

  • April 5, 2022
  • News

Red Lion Controls, an operating company of UK-based Spectris plc, is pleased to announce the acquisition of MB connect line GmbH, a leading provider of secure connection of machines and plants for remote access, data collection and M2M-communication.

Electrocomponents Named ‘Company of the Year’ at PLC Awards 2021

  • March 18, 2022
  • News

Resilience, market share growth, a broadened customer base and continued focus on sustainability secure prestigious award.

What You May Not Know About SoftPLCs

  • by Steve Mustard & Pascal Girerd
  • February 21, 2022
  • Feature

For those who have not looked at SoftPLC solutions in the past few years, they are worth revisiting. This feature was originally published in the February 2022 issue of InTech magazine.

Electrocomponents Shortlisted in Two Categories at PLC Awards 2021

  • February 8, 2022
  • News

Selected as finalist in "company of the year" category for second year running, plus for the first time in "growth business of the year" category.

Manufacturer Significantly Reduces Downtime with Mitsubishi Electric PLCs

  • November 1, 2021
  • News

The company upgraded its process control system without any interference to planned production across three plants in three cities.

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

  • by Jill Burdette, Michael Cooper & Matt Mandros
  • October 8, 2021
  • Feature

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

  • September 8, 2021
  • News

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

  • August 18, 2021
  • News

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