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PLCs/PACs/DCS/controllers

IP67 rated industrial controller (04/12/2017)
Article image 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.
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Universal platform for both industrial and process automation tasks (22/10/2017)
Article image 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.
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New range of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients (24/09/2017)
Article image 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.
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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...

Improved system diagnostics for industrial PCs 24/10/2016
Industrial PCs from B&R have always offered system diagnostics but it has gone one step further to offer support whenever service is required.  Full Story...

Low-cost alternative to traditional press control systems 05/09/2016
Festo is now able to offer an easy-to-use and low-cost alternative to traditional press control systems  for manufacturers of electronics or other small parts with its modular servo press kit. Full Story...

C-programmable I/O controller module 04/07/2016
Artila Electronics has released RIO-2015PG, the new FreeRTOS programmable remote I/O module. It is powered by a 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 processor equipped with 256KB SRAM, 3MB Flash and FreeRTOS real time operating system. Full Story...

Flare process control solution 29/03/2016
CyboSoft has developed a flare process control solution that is said to effectively control the flare vent gas heating value to meet the US EPA regulations. A flare control system has been running in a plant for over a year has achieved substantial economic benefits for the customer. Full Story...

Control system with integrated fieldbus diagnostics 22/03/2016
Siemens believes it is the first supplier to offer fully integrated and extended fieldbus diagnostics for PROFIBUS PA in a process control system.  Full Story...

Powerful PC technology looks good 12/01/2016
The new Valueline generation of industrial PCs from Phoenix Contact includes box PCs of various performance classes as well as attractive panel PCs equipped with capacitive touch screens. Full Story...

Industrial PCs preconfigured with motion controller 05/01/2016
All Automaton Motion Server products are shipped with a fully tested and verified installation of Aerotech’s A3200 motion controller operating in a 64-bit Windows operating system. The Motion Server is ready to work right out of the box. Full Story...

DCS offers enhanced functions for greater efficiency and safety 08/12/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released CENTUM VP R6.02, a new version of its integrated production control system with enhanced functionality. Full Story...

Industrial controllers for complex edge processing applications 30/11/2015
National Instruments has introduced a family of three new industrial controllers designed to address the requirements of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  Full Story...

Simplifying cyber security best practices 13/11/2015
With 20 years’ experience helping users manage the security of their control system, Emerson Process Management is now able to provide additional safeguards for precise system access control and network reliability with version 13 of its DeltaV DCS and AMS Suite. Full Story...

New I/O module with HMI and CPU attachments 09/11/2015
Unitronics has introduced a new I/O module, offering a variety of I/O options in a single unit. Full Story...

Combined PLC and HMI with widescreen 13/10/2015
The Vision all-in-one PLC series, from Unitronics has been extended with the addition of Vision700 which has an integrated widescreen 7in touchscreen (800 x 480).   Full Story...

A complete CODESYS experience? 08/09/2015
Advantech’s new ADAM-5560CDS, is said to offer a cost efficient modular IPC controller based on CODESYS V3 embedded engineering platform equipped with an Intel Atom D510 CPU including controller specific features such as a watch dog, RAM with battery back-up and pre-installed with the real time embedded OS WIN CE6.0. Full Story...



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