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PLCs/PACs/DCS/controllers

Rugged single board computer with Broadwell processor (30/06/2015)
Article image GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms  business has introduced the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest ‘Broadwell’ processor technology from Intel, it is said to deliver higher performance and greater functionality while maintaining the same power envelope. 
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Web operator panels with ESD protection (16/06/2015)
Article image Suited to use in machine manufacturing industries such as semi-conductor manufacture, Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group has introduced new range of Web operator panels with flat panel IP66 certified aluminum edging.
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Alarm management system added to all-in-one controller (16/06/2015)
Article image UniStream, a combined PLC and HMI all-in-one controller offering from Unitronics now offers a built-in comprehensive alarm management system. 
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Customisable panel PC with passive cooling technology 19/05/2015
DSL Datasound Laboratories Ltd (DSL), the sole UK distribution arm of Aplex Technology has introduced an Intel Core i7 processor-based range of fanless Panel PC's which feature the latest passive cooling technology.  Full Story...

DIN rail mountable controllers 28/04/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation have launched a number of new UTAdvanced series controllers which include four DIN rail mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller.  Full Story...

CompactDAQ 8-slot controller 07/04/2015
National Instruments (NI) has introduced the new CompactDAQ 8-slot controller, which expands its CompactDAQ controller offering to meet high-channel count applications in rugged environments. Full Story...

OPC UA benefits for process controller 31/03/2015
Users of B&R's APROL process control system can now benefit from OPC UA. The successor of OPC, this is a cross-platform service-oriented architecture (SOA) for process control interoperability. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP support added to all-in-one controller 17/03/2015
UniStream, the PLC + HMI all-in-one controller, now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP Industrial Ethernet standard. Having successfully passed the ODVA conformance test, it has been certified as compliant with the standard and interoperable with other EtherNet/IP devices. Full Story...

Next generation controller is prepared for the future 03/03/2015
Mitsubishi Electric has introduced its next generation iQ Platform, the iQ-R controller series. Full Story...

Analogue I/O modules to suit application needs 03/03/2015
The UniStream modular HMI + PLC controller, from Unitronics, recently became available with a new I/O module with eight analogue inputs. Full Story...

PLC starter kit fast tracks design 24/02/2015
A starter kit, available exclusively from RS Components, is designed to ease entry to the Schneider Electric product range. Full Story...

Nano PLC with remote communication capabilities 09/01/2015
Crouzet Automation can now offer a high-performance nano-PLC that is said to be able to communicate as part of the Internet of Things. Full Story...

Nano PLC with remote communication capabilities 09/01/2015
Crouzet Automation can now offer a high-performance nano-PLC that is said to be able to communicate as part of the Internet of Things. Full Story...

Extended DCS capabilities 02/12/2014
Rockwell Automation has added new virtualisation, batch management and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system. The new features combine to extend the capabilities of the company’s DCS platform to simplify system design, deployment, operation and maintenance. Full Story...

Relays make safety simpler 20/11/2014
With just three models, safety relays in the new G9SR range from Omron are said to cover most common control system safety requirements for standalone applications. Full Story...

Enhanced DCS improves automation efficiency and performance 04/11/2014
Emerson Process Management has released version 13 (v13) of its DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) to deliver greater efficiency and performance for process control applications. Full Story...

Controller and PC in a compact, powerful package 28/10/2014
The new Automation PC 2100 from B&R allows automation runtime and windows to run at the same time owing to the inclusion of a powerful Intel Atom multi-core processing technology. This allows the Automation PC 2100 to be used simultaneously as an industrial controller and as a PC for sophisticated HMI applications.  Full Story...

Ethernet optimised PLCs 08/10/2014
Schneider Electric has announced the addition of three new versions of its Modicon controller range – the M221, M241 and M251. Full Story...

Panels offer one cable for everything – no more hard wiring 30/09/2014
New openSAFETY control panels from B&R allow safe data exchange over the bus system. The integrated open-SAFETY interface renders the hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode and start buttons obsolete. Full Story...

Transmitter/controller escapes from the panel 29/07/2014
Bürkert's type 8619 multiCELL transmitter/controller is now available in a new housing version and optional 110/230 VAC supply. Full Story...

Improved display for single-loop controllers 29/07/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has enhanced its YS1000 series single-loop controllers with a new thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD that is said to offer improved display characteristics and a design to make maintenance easier. Full Story...

Integrated production control system with enhanced alarm and batch functions 22/07/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released CENTUMVP R5.04, an enhanced version of its integrated production control system. Features of the new version include enhanced alarm and batch functions. Full Story...

Integrated production control system with enhanced alarm and batch functions 22/07/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released CENTUM VP R5.04, an enhanced version of its integrated production control system. Features of the new version include enhanced alarm and batch functions. Full Story...



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