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Compact logic solver with built-in voting capability

Moore Industries has introduced the SLA Multiloop and Multifunction Safety Logic Solver and Alarm – designed and built to IEC 61508:2010 standards and exida certified for use in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for systematic integrity up to SIL 3 and for random integrity up to SIL 2.
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CODESYS-based PLC controllers

Delta has introduced the compact, mid-range AX-300N and AX-324N PLC controllers which offer a CODESYS development environment to enable intelligent industrial automation applications.
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AI-assisted engineering increases control programming productivity

Beckhoff has developed the TwinCAT Chat Client for its TwinCAT XAE engineering environment which makes it possible to use Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT from OpenAI, conveniently in the development of a TwinCAT project.


  1. 19/12/2022 New DCS I/O offers greater flexibility

    Rockwell Automation has released the 5000 I/O family that offers high availability and continued evolution of its PlantPAx Distributed Control System (DCS).

  2. 31/10/2022 DCS update lays foundation for software-driven, data-centric automation platform

    Emerson has released a new version of its DeltaV distributed control system (DCS). Version 15 of the DeltaV DCS helps plants digitally transform operations through improved production optimisation and enhanced operator performance.

  3. 12/09/2022 Software-based solution protects plant uptime

    Availability plays a crucial role in the process industry in particular, so building redundancy into automation technology designs is vital. Beckhoff expanded its extensive range of solutions in this area to include a software solution for redundant control operation –TwinCAT Controller Redundancy.

  4. 18/07/2022 Edge controller offers flexible digitalisation solution

    As well as facilitating exchange of data between industrial control systems and cloud platforms the new edgeController from ifm electronic also provides freely programmable control functionality and versatile visualisation options in a single compact unit.

  5. 18/07/2022 New functions through update for Edge PC

    To transfer information from the local network to a cloud solution, Phoenix Contact completes its IIoT solution with firmware update 2022.0 for the EPC 1502 and EPC 1522 Edge PCs.

  6. 26/05/2022 Space-saving multi-axis servo drive for low-power applications

    Trio Motion Technology has launched a multi-axis servo drive to provide precision motion coordination for space critical, lower power machines up to 750W.

  7. 26/05/2022 Compact controllers aim to increase ROI for machine builders

    Emerson has released its PACSystems RSTi-EP CPE200 programmable automation controllers (PAC) which minimise the need for specialised software engineering talent.

  8. 14/03/2022 Redundant PLCs for maximum availability

    With its redundancy function, the RFC 4072R PLCnext Control device from Phoenix Contact is suited to use in high-availability applications.

  9. 12/07/2021 DCS accelerates digitalisation through the power of integration

    The latest version of the ABB distributed control system offering – ABB Ability System 800xA 6.1.1 – offers increased I/O capabilities alongside enhanced security as a foundation for digital transformation.

  10. 15/06/2021 Rugged tablet promises optimal productivity in the field

    Getac has launched its next-generation K120 fully-rugged, IP66-rated tablet, for mobile field professionals working in challenging industries.

  11. 30/12/2020 Providing SIL3 protection for mine hoist systems

    A safety programmable logic controller (PLC) has enabled a series of mine hoist systems to attain the highest SIL3 functional safety certification.

  12. 06/12/2020 Industrial PCs aim to improve visualisation reliability and security

    Rockwell Automation has released new industrial PCs and software designed to improve the reliability and security of visualisation applications.

  13. 20/10/2020 Rugged edge computers for AIoT computing

    The new MC-1220 series of rugged edge computers from Moxa feature an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor and multiple expansion interfaces.

  14. 13/10/2020 New system capabilities for DCS

    Rockwell Automation has released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control system (DCS).

  15. 04/08/2020 Advanced networking and automation in a single operating system

    Red Lion’s FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform now combines the scalability of Linux with the power of Crimson 3.2 software in a single user-friendly operating system.

  16. 26/06/2020 Bringing image processing into PLC environments in the UK

    Beckhoff Automation UK is bringing vision system image processing into familiar PLC environments with its new TwinCAT Vision software.

  17. 04/05/2020 PLC plays it safe

    A safety module option is now available for Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-R PLC which is said to provide the performance and integrity of a separate safety PLC but without the added cabinet space. 

  18. 03/02/2020 Compact PLC with smart factory capabilities

    Mitsubishi Electric has introduced its smallest and most powerful compact PLC to date. The aim of the FX5UC series Micro PLC is to give more machine builders and manufacturers more functionality in a smaller space - while also providing web access and network connectivity.

  19. 13/01/2020 PLC starter kits for machine and motion control systems

    RS Components (RS) has introduced two PLC starter packs from Allen-Bradley, part of the Rockwell Automation group.

  20. 05/08/2019 Controller includes a new concept in Virtual HMI

    Unitronics has introduced the UniStream PLC, a new multi-function controller which introduces a new concept in virtual HMIs.