Articles Tagged with ''PLCs''

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HMI/PLC/motion control system

April 7, 2014

 Equipped with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU with access to 1GB internal DDR3 RAM memory, the Beckhoff CP26xx multi-touch panel PC has TwinCAT automation software that makes the unit an all-in-one HMI, PLC and motion control system.  


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PLC control platform

April 7, 2014
Enabling the control of robots entirely through Rockwell Automation ControlLogix and CompactLogix programmable automation controllers, the Motoman MLX200 Robot Gateway PLC control platform provides a full-featured robot teaching and maintenance HMI for Allen Bradley PanelView.
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Manufacturing News

Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.
March 8, 2014

 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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PackML solution

January 10, 2014
Built for filling applications in the packaging industry, the Mitsubishi PackML solution combines a PLC, HMI, motion and robot programming products under 1 platform.
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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.
May 13, 2013

There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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TECH FLASH

Selecting the best temperature measurement and control systems for your plant

PID, data acquisition and programmable logic controller systems all have benefits and drawbacks.
February 26, 2013

Depending on an operation’s needs, one or a combination of systems may be best.


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Food industry scores low on cyber-incidents

When a low score is actually good news
January 10, 2013
When a low score is actually good news.
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Dispenser/filler module for PLCs

October 3, 2012
Hardy Process Solutions’ HI 1756-nDF dispenser/filler modules for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs are easy to install and simple to set up.
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TECH FLASH

Miniature, automated chocolate factory assembles bars for guests

September 25, 2012
Though a guest attraction at HERSHEY’s Chocolate world, this automated line works just like its big brothers in the plant.
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TECH FLASH

Rollers take the pressure out of conveying

September 25, 2012
Add PLCs and motion control, and a smart conveying system is ready to interface to smart wrapping and packaging systems.
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Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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