PLCs & Industrial PCs

Incorporating image processing into PLC environments

Beckhoff Automation UK is bringing vision system image processing into familiar programmable logic controller (PLC) environments with its new TwinCAT Vision software. The software, an extension of the popular TwinCAT range of PC-based control systems, simplifies the process of configuring and…

🕘 25/06/2020

Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialised since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks…

🕘 12/05/2020

New functional safety ready AVR DA microcontroller family enables real-time control, connectivity and HMI applications

As the Internet of Things (IoT) delivers greater connectivity for industrial and home applications and as connected vehicles enhance cabin and operational features, higher-performance microcontrollers are required for better real-time control as well as to enable enhanced human machine interface…

🕘 05/05/2020

New pivot mount for ROLEC’s Control/HMI enclosures

ROLEC has added a smart new machine/wall pivot mount to its profiPANEL range of command/HMI enclosures. The new pivot mount offers a cost-effective alternative to mounting these enclosures on suspension arms. It is suitable for loads up to 20 kg. The pivot mount is designed for easy mounting to…

🕘 27/11/2019

netPI - build, ship, run secure on the Edge!

netPI - Industrial Raspberry Pi Solves Automation Challenges … • Multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet support … • Web GUI maintained Docker ecosystem … • Full CPU clock speed up to 50 °C ambient air … • Replaceable industrial suited 8 GB micro SD card … • Expandable with…

🕘 27/09/2019

Save time and hassle with one integrated solution for control & automation

Building new machines for today’s smart factories requires sophisticated control and automation that can only be delivered through multiple solutions and components – including a PLC, HMI, and VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). As all components must be integrated, selecting the right…

🕘 07/11/2018

Analog Devices’ Precision +/-10V and 0-20mA A/D Converters Simplify PLC Module Development

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced today two multi-channel +/-10V and 0-20mA precision A/D converters that better enable implementation of programmable logic controller (PLC) and distributed control system (DCS) modules. Leveraging ADI’s iPassives integrated precision passives technology…

🕘 23/10/2018

Latest Raspberry Pi 3 computer board now available from RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation

RS Components (RS), and Allied Electronics & Automation the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, today announced availability of the latest Raspberry Pi computer board: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It is now available to order supplied with the official…

🕘 22/03/2018

PLC vs PAC

PLCs and PACs are similar as they both perform the same essential functions. With modern technology, their differences are becoming more blurred. The most notable difference between PLCs and PACs is their programming interface. PACs are more intricate, using C or C++. PLCs on the other hand, are…

🕘 24/07/2017

Hardy achieves premier integration with Rockwell Automation PLCs

Hardy Process Solutions has achieved the highest level of weighing integration with Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix® systems, with a combination of connectivity on the backplane or over wire and integration tools. Using a combination of Add-on-Profiles (AOPs)…

🕘 15/06/2016