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PLCs/PACs/DCS/controllers

RISC-based cloud computer for data acquisition and process automation in the field (22/04/2014)
Article image Moxa´s UC-8100 series of RISC based embedded cloud computers can be used with the company’s MXCloud, a proprietary, open cloud platform - enabling users to make use of customer-specific services through personal interfaces.
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Process automation system unlocks process and energy savings (04/04/2014)
Schneider Electric has introduced PlantStruxure Process Expert System (PES), its  next generation DCS which is said to combine the ease-of-use and openness of PLC and SCADA with the integration, single database and diagnostic capabilities of a traditional DCS.
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Control system RTU targets the upstream oil & gas industries (04/03/2014)
Article image Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released an enhanced version of its FCN-RTU (field control node remote terminal unit) low-power autonomous controller for the STARDOM network-based control system, developed to meet the needs of the upstream oil & gas industries.
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PLC platform provides precision temperature control, secure data recording and visualisation 18/02/2014
Invensys Eurotherm has launched a new range of PLC products, with the aim of increasing the profitability and efficiency of heat treatment and thermal processing.   Full Story...

Built-in multi-touch panel PCs 03/02/2014
With its range of control panels and panel PCs, Beckhoff offers a product portfolio for solving PLC, motion and HMI tasks universally, in a plant or machine, with a uniform look and feel.  Full Story...

Micro PLC optimised for standalone and remote machines 03/02/2014
Rockwell Automation has added the Micro820 PLC to its Allen-Bradley Micro800 PLC family.  Full Story...

Scalable control cabinet IPC for automation projects 03/12/2013
Kontron has launched a new control cabinet IPC product family for automation applications. Full Story...

All-in-one, modular and expandable PLC 22/10/2013
Unitronics has introduced a new modular all-in-one PLC range - the UniStream. Features include a powerful dual CPU, HMI touch panels and a variety of I/O. Full Story...

Safety PLC simplifies safety engineering for control projects 22/10/2013
ABB has launched a new safety PLC that offers flexible programming facilities designed to speed and simplify the development of safe control solutions for complex control applications. Full Story...

Rugged PLC requires less protection 16/10/2013
A new PLC, the AC500-XC from ABB, is protected against a wide variety of threats including high and low temperatures, high humidity, low air pressure, salt mist and hazardous gases, and vibration and shock. Full Story...

Improving production processes in the dairy industry 06/08/2013
Siemens' new Dairy Functional Toolset (DFT) is designed to complement the Simatic PCS 7 process control system by adding various important functions for milk-processing enterprises. Full Story...

Robust and powerful IPC 30/07/2013
The C-IP from Sigmatek is now available with an Intel Celeron M processor, which offers higher computing performance with low power consumption and moderate heat loss. Full Story...

Ethernet communication for compact PLC 23/07/2013
Mitsubishi Electric has extended the capability of its MELSEC FX3G Compact PLC with the release of a new Ethernet embedded CPU – the FX3GE, in addition to the standard USB and RS422 communication ports. Full Story...

Enhanced version of integrated production control system 18/06/2013
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has introduced the CENTUM VP R5.03, an enhanced version of its integrated production control system. Full Story...

Operational visibility in a single environment 14/02/2013
GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced the latest addition to its Proficy software platform – Proficy Vision. This operational dashboard has been designed to bring together web-based content from other Proficy software solutions and third-party displays into one environment. Full Story...

Compact PLC promises cost-efficient integration in machine building 18/12/2012
Eaton Corporation has launched a new compact PLC which supports intelligent and modular automation concepts with local PLCs and a variety of communication interfaces such as SmartWire-DT, CANopen, RS232, RS485 or Profibus and Ethernet. Full Story...

DeltaV version 12 released 16/10/2012
New features of the DeltaV Version 12, digital process automation system, are said to add increased flexibility, predictability and security while reducing complexity and operating costs. Full Story...

Solving big data problems 09/10/2012
GE Intelligent Platforms has highlighted the fact that its Proficy Historian 5.0 and Proficy Historian Analysis, can offer a combined solution which enables improved operational productivity by providing a secure, high-speed, scalable platform for aggregating industrial big data data. Full Story...

Control solution with standards-based distributed I/O 12/09/2012
GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced the PACSystems RSTi, a new, standards-based granular machine I/O integrated with the company’s PACSystems controllers on PROFINET. Full Story...

Integrated production control system includes enhanced PROFIBUS functionality 28/08/2012
The latest version of Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP integrated production control system – Release 5.02 – includes functions designed to improve the operability of the control and monitoring displays. Full Story...

Box PC includes third generation Intel Core i processor 28/08/2012
The Automation PC 910 is a new box PC from B&R, including third-generation Intel Core- i technology. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP communications provides faster, more effective logic control 24/07/2012
Invensys Operations Management has added EtherNet/IP communications to its existing Eurotherm Mini8 multi-loop PID controller. Full Story...

Protecting critical business processes 25/05/2012
From plant managers to IT staff in industrial companies, redundancy of system components is necessary to address three key concerns - safety, compliance and traceability - and the resultant cost of downtime. Rob Dinsmore, SolutionsPT’s product manager and availability champion, describes them as ‘essential to all businesses’. Full Story...



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