WITH THE PLCnext Technology open ecosystem and the EPC 1502 and EPC 1522 edge devices from Phoenix Contact, users benefit from full flexibility when it comes to local data evaluation in greenfield and brownfield plants.
MOUSER ELECTRONCS is now stocking the Opta micro programmable logic controller (PLC) from Arduino. The easy-to-use controller allows designers to scale industrial automation projects using the open Arduino ecosystem.
AS OF April 1st 2023, Northern Industrial has joined Radwell International, a move designed to bring increased efficiency, better value, and the ability to adapt and scale the combined offering to meet the global purchasing needs of customers worldwide.
SITUATED IN the Drives & Controls Zone at Manufacturing & Engineering Week, Festo will be demonstrating how standardised hardware and the ability to work with industry leading control architectures makes its stepper and servo drives, remote I/O and valve terminals a natural choice for machine manufacturers and end-users.
RESEARCH BY host-based firmware security solutions specialist, Red Ballon Security has detected multiple architectural vulnerabilities in the Siemens SIMATIC and SIPLUS S7-1500 series PLC, affecting more than 120 different models, that could allow attackers to bypass all protected boot features.
Everyone wants to save energy, and harnessing data is increasingly seen as one of the most effective ways to improve efficiency. Carl Eely explores how modern PLCs have some new tricks up their sleeve to help analyse and make sense of the vast amounts of data that modern plants can generate
Since first finding commercial success in the early 1970s, PLCs (programmable logic controllers) have been at heart of many production lines, machine functions and processes. An industrial computer system that continuously monitors the state of input devices and makes decisions to control the state of output devices, a PLC can greatly enhance any application.
Highly modular, a PLC enables different types of input and output devices to be combined to best suit the application. It also has the ability to change and replicate a process while collecting and communicating resulting data.