Rhino PSB series DIN rail mount single-phase and three-phase input power supplies by AutomationDirect with IP20-rated terminals and features rugged plastic or aluminum housings and output status LED indicators.
Software – Control design: The TIA Portal from Siemens is automation software with one engineering environment and one software project for all automation tasks. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice award winner.
Software – Control design: MapleSim is a physical modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft built on a foundation of symbolic computation technology. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.
Software – Diagnostics: Loop-Pro Tuner from Control Station is PID tuning software that accurately models oscillatory and noisy process data, and supports Logix-based programmable automation controllers (PAC) and MicroLogix...
Cover story on system design: Smarter project designs result from system integration and planning, collaborative software tools, systems-driven engineering, and agile, integrated programming. Descriptions and links follow.