Control Systems - PLCs, PACs

Doug Bell, president of InterConnecting Automation Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisc., joined the Control Engineering editorial advisory board in March. Courtesy: Doug Bell, InterConnecting Automation Inc.

Doug Bell, InterConnecting Automation Inc., joins Control Engineering editorial advisory board

Doug Bell, president of InterConnecting Automation Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisc., joined the Control... » more

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have only been around for 50 years, but they have gone through a number of changes and evolutions that are paralleled with computers. Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer

Origins of the programmable controller and its potential future

The programmable logic controller (PLC) went through a lot of trial-and-error in its early... » more

AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series. Courtesy: AutomationDirect

PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers... » more

Connected to an AutomationDirect PLC, the InterConnecting Automation PLC Data logger (lower right) can download information via cable to a PC or by transferring the SD card. The data logger can collect up to 60 samples/sec. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Contro

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... » more

On the surface, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers are similar, but PLCs can perform discrete and continuous control functions that a computer can't. Courtesy: Automation Primer

Six key differences between PLCs and computers

On the surface, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers are similar, but PLCs can... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 30 to February 5: IIoT advice, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller, more

Articles about the IIoT and manufacturing, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller for... » more

Figure 3: The new control platform can be deployed as a PLC, DCS, SCADA, or RTU, which allowed Clarksville to simplify and standardize on a secure control environment across all of its departments. Courtesy: Brown Engineers LLC

What controller fits your application?

Controllers available for modern applications include programmable logic controllers (PLCs),... » more

Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

Doug Bell, president of InterConnecting Automation Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisc., joined the Control Engineering editorial advisory board in March. Courtesy: Doug Bell, InterConnecting Automation Inc. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have only been around for 50 years, but they have gone through a number of changes and evolutions that are paralleled with computers. Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series. Courtesy: AutomationDirect Connected to an AutomationDirect PLC, the InterConnecting Automation PLC Data logger (lower right) can download information via cable to a PC or by transferring the SD card. The data logger can collect up to 60 samples/sec. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Contro On the surface, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers are similar, but PLCs can perform discrete and continuous control functions that a computer can't. Courtesy: Automation Primer Figure 3: The new control platform can be deployed as a PLC, DCS, SCADA, or RTU, which allowed Clarksville to simplify and standardize on a secure control environment across all of its departments. Courtesy: Brown Engineers LLC Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company

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  • The latest industrial PCs from EFCO are equipped with slots for half- and full-size PCI Express mini cards that can be used to support wireless functionality. Courtesy: EFCO
  • Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user intuitively navigate to folders and applications with the tap of a finger and the appropriate security credentials. Courtesy: Schweitzer Engineering Labs

Micro terminal blocks for machine, switchgear applications

Phoenix Contact's MP 1.5 micro terminal blocks with push-in connection terminal blocks accommodate the increasing miniaturization of machine, switchgear and control cabinet design.

Touchscreen controller with flexible IO

EZAutomation's EZTouch I/O flex is a compact touch-screen controller for various control applications.

Intrinsically safe wireless flow transmitter

Signal Fire's transmitter wirelessly forwards flow data anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

The latest industrial PCs from EFCO are equipped with slots for half- and full-size PCI Express mini cards that can be used to support wireless functionality. Courtesy: EFCO

Compact industrial computers for IIoT applications

The SmartAIO U7-300 series computers from EFCO offer gateway connectivity for IIoT applications. » more

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user intuitively navigate to folders and applications with the tap of a finger and the appropriate security credentials. Courtesy: Schweitzer Engineering Labs

Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user intuitively navigate to folders and applications with the tap of a finger and the appropriate security credentials. » more

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