FEATURED ARTICLESin Programmable Controllers
Bill’s Top 10 Automation & Control Trends for 2017 – Convergence, Divergence, or Chaos?
By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
2016 was an exciting year of innovation and exploration in industrial automation. All this cutting-edge...
The Lion’s Share of IoT Communication: Making legacy systems IoT compatible
By Adrian Swindells, Director, Distec
The rise of the internet of things (IoT) has driven a need for cross-compatible equipment. This article...
Perspectives on Digital Transformation: A Look at the Future of Automation Through the Eyes of Dell
By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
The Dell EMC World 2016, in October, was a thought-provoking experience, where Dell set forth their bright...
Empowering the Workforce to Control the Future of Automation
By Peter Martin, Schneider Electric Process Automation
Connected products are expected to approach 30 billion by 2020, with utilities,...
NEWSin Programmable Controllers
- GE introduces Industrial Internet Control System (IICS) at Embedded World 2017
- Opto 22 announces strategic partnership with IBM
- ISA announces IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program w/ Cyber Trainers
- Rotork actuators deliver automated safety solution for Mauritius airport
- HIMA announces framework agreement with Pepperl+Fuchs
- CMR announces opening of Thailand automation engineering operation
- Siemens to deliver automation systems for Chilean mining company
- Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office
- Bitflow shares 5 technology trends likely to affect machine vision in 2017
- Alicat adds EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet compatibility to instruments
- Microscan announces free machine vision training course
- Opto 22 announces joining of Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program
PRODUCT NEWSin Programmable Controllers
AAEON announces AAEON UP Core computing board at Embedded World 2017
The AAEON UP Core is a board with 64 bit, 1.92GHz Intel Atom x5 Z8350 Processors (codename Cherry Trail). The on-board GPU is the Intel Gen 8 HD...
ABB releases Select I/O addition for ABB Ability System 800xA
Select I/O allows users to install standardized cabinets with the bases for field wiring early during a project, then select the type of I/O much...
Microchip Technology introduces ATiny 1614, 1616 & 1617 AVR microcontrollers
The devices extend the memory offering for these next generation tinyAVR MCUs with new 16 KB Flash options, while remaining pin and code compatible...
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RESOURCESin Programmable Controllers
Business Industrial Network, a leading provider of industrial training, announced the release of the new OPC Training for SCADA & DCS Certificate...
This is an open field network using general-purpose 100Mbps Ethernet communication and is a new network mode in the CC-Link IE Ethernet-based...
Training workshops will be delivered in collaboration with the company’s Solution Partners and Product Distributors, and they will emphasize...
WHITE PAPERSin Programmable Controllers
By Anthony Borges, Pinpoint Information Systems
The power of an MES System or configurable process control system is now well beyond that of what...
By Joseph Yang, Advantech
Many other automation technologies such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are already modular, so the concept of...
By RKNeal, Inc.
The purpose of this whitepaper is to present a novel cybersecurity framework for deploying and managing cyberthreat management...
CASE STUDIESin Programmable Controllers
Pioneer Energy faced a significant engineering challenge: how do you reproduce—and exceed—the processing capabilities of an entire gas...
The confectioner needed to upgrade its chewing gum sheeter machines, with a retrofit of servomotor and drive technologies as well as implementation...
Mitr Phol Sugar Corp is the largest sugar producer in Thailand today, the biggest in Asia and the world’s fourth largest, producing 2 million...
EVENTSin Programmable Controllers
Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions. From traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies, you'll find ways to automate every process in your company.
HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology.
TRAININGin Programmable Controllers
The course will cover fundamentals of process variable measurements; process control loops and tuning with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and final control elements will be presented and discussed. The course is directed towards engineers, technicians, I&C team leaders, sales personnel, and other technical/automation...