This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

PLCs/PACs/DCS/controllers

CFC graphical programming language enables tasks to be implemented conveniently (25/11/2018)
Article image Traditionally Bachmann controllers have been partly programmed via the Codesys-based M-PLC user interface. The company is now in the process of replacing this programming interface with the PLC Developer which has been created to support the system programmer in all phases of software development.
Full Story...

Yokogawa adds to control and safety system family (19/11/2018)
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed a software platform that enables software packages to run on general-purpose computers in a redundant configuration, and has added this to its OpreX Control and Safety System family.
Full Story...

Waterproof panel PC (12/11/2018)
The new INOX-F15C-ULT3 15in Panel PC from BVM is housed in a monolithic 304 stainless steel enclosure that is sealed to IP69k.
Full Story...

Industrial computer family extended with wireless and energy versions 27/08/2018
HARTING has expanded its MICA industrial computer family with the addition of dedicated wireless and energy versions as well as a range of kits which can be equipped and assembled by the customer with their own function boards. Full Story...

Controller gains the ability to speak 17/07/2018
The human body has evolved into what could be called a system of perfectly harmonised functional units. The same applies in a figurative sense for an automation system, which combines the functions of intelligence, sensors, motion control and vision in perfect harmony. Now with the introduction of TwinCAT Speech software, automation systems can also learn to hear and speak. Full Story...

Safety PLC offers redundancy according to IEC 61508 SIL 2 29/06/2018
Mitsubishi Electric’s modular PLC series MELSEC iQ-R is now available as a fully redundant pair of controllers for high performance and extra reliability. To help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO), the system also integrates various features into the PLC for monitoring and managing safety. Full Story...

DCS empowers a converged workforce through a smarter experience 10/06/2018
The latest release of the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation is said to enable smarter, more productive and protected operations. New system capabilities include a more intuitive design and the ability to see contextualised information from plant assets. Full Story...

Combined PLC and motion controller 25/04/2018
The new FP-XH from Panasonic combines a compact PLC with a motion controller. The CPU has 16 digital inputs/outputs and is equipped with four high-speed inputs. The PLC can be expanded with Panasonic's expansion units from the FP0R and FP-X series. Full Story...

Plug-in motor controller promises fast integration 08/04/2018
Nanotec has introduced the NP5, a PCI Express plug-in motor controller, which is suitable for brushless DC motors as well as for stepper motors. Full Story...

Plant servicing, device service and training made easy 03/03/2018
The new GEMÜ PLC-based multifunctional case is used for operating – independently of plants – programming and initialising the automated devices mounted on the process valves. Full Story...

Panel PCs gain 10.1in widescreen display 26/02/2018
Beckhoff has extended its range of entry-level touch screen panels with the introduction of a larger, 10.1in display. Full Story...

Automation controller for distributed and PC-based applications 05/02/2018
Siemens has extended its Simatic automation controller series for PC-based applications to include the Simatic ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC 2 – for standard and fail-safe applications up to Performance Level e. Full Story...

Real-time exchange of process and safety data between multiple PLCs 28/01/2018
New safety CPU modules that can now function as both a safety controller and a safety device have been launched by ABB. Full Story...

IP67 rated industrial controller 04/12/2017
NI’s latest industrial controller offers an IP67 rating. The IC-3173 is designed to act as an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) edge node in extremely harsh locations, including spray down manufacturing environments, test cells and outdoor locations without the need for a protective enclosure. Full Story...

Universal platform for both industrial and process automation tasks 22/10/2017
PC-based control from Beckhoff is now able to provide a universal platform that covers both industrial automation and process automation, through the integration of process-specific protocols and interfaces, and by offering an extended range of products for hazardous areas. Full Story...

New range of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients 24/09/2017
A new family of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients and monitors from Rockwell Automation can help end users modernise standalone or distributed HMI applications to support smart manufacturing. Full Story...

Industrial monitor acts as an HTML viewer 10/09/2017
The newly developed WebPoster from Distec, a supplier or TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial applications, is based on a future-proof computer platform and is able to display all common web content. Full Story...

Energy chain control system for manually controlled indoor cranes 04/09/2017
Many crane technology companies rely on cable guidance with energy chains. With its guidefast control system, igus has developed an energy supply system that can also feed a manual overhead crane pendant on indoor cranes. Full Story...

PLC sets new standards of speed and performance 28/08/2017
The new MICRO PLC VIPA Control from YASKAWA is an ultra-compact, ultra-fast, stand-alone PLC controller which combines high performance, high channel density in a compact, modern design. Full Story...

Process control system adds IO to handle digital-only signals 03/05/2017
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released an enhanced version of its CENTUM VP integrated process production control system. Enhancements to release R6.04 include a new input/output (IO) module. Full Story...

Plant performance and control optimisation software enables smart control 13/03/2017
Schneider Electric has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimisation software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system.  Full Story...

Tablet PC for mobile industrial applications 23/01/2017
Siemens has introduced its first ever tablet PC. The Simatic ITP1000 industrial tablet PC which is said to be the fastest on the market. It has a projective-capacitive 10.1in Multitouch display, Intel Core i5 Skylake processor technology to allow it to handle challenging tasks, and the Trusted Platform Module. Full Story...

Process control in the cloud 09/11/2016
It will soon be possible to install and run APROL, B&Rs process control solutions, in the cloud. With data and reports generated by the process control system available anywhere in the world, geographically dispersed teams will be able to collaborate with greater efficiency. Full Story...



More Case Studies >>