Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 5-11, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include new facility openings, PLC ladder logic and automation storage and retrieval systems.

By David Miller June 12, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered new facility openings, PLC ladder logic and automation storage and retrieval systems.

1. Manufacturer opens packaging and logistics headquarters

ABB Robotics’ dedicated Packaging and Logistics facility in Atlanta, will develop next generation AI-enabled robotic skills to help U.S. customers remain competitive.

2. How to create PLC ladder logic code with Excel

Programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic code can be mass produced with Microsoft Excel to generate repetitive logic like I/O mapping and alarms.

3. 2023 Control Engineering Product of the Year winners announced

Winners of the 36th annual Control Engineering Product of the Year awards have been announced. See link to download the eBook.

4. How automation storage and retrieval systems will shape the future of distribution operations

OPEX discusses the importance of EtherCAT and safety technology in optimizing its scalable, high-performance system.

5. Four analytics areas for manufacturers to emphasize

Operational improvement can be met by digging into each step of the equipment’s timing, accuracy and causes of process step disruption by analyzing the raw data.