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Palm-sized PLC

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Featuring onboard I/Os for digital, analog and high-speed functionality, the Unitronics Samba palm-sized PLC has a built-in HMI 3 1/2-in., 16-bit touch screen that enables data entry and display of variable data; the unit supports 24 user-designed screens and up to 40 images per application.


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HMI/PLC/motion control system

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 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

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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 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

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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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.
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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
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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When a low score is actually good news.
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Dispenser/filler module for PLCs

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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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Miniature, automated chocolate factory assembles bars for guests

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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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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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