PLCs, PACs

Courtesy: AutomationDirect, New Products for Engineers Database
PLCs, PACs June 16, 2021

The PLC remains stronger than ever

The programmable logic controller (PLC) has been declared dead many times, but it continues to thrive even in the Industry 4.0 era.

By David Humphrey
Courtesy: VIPA ControlsAmerica and New Products for Engineers' Database
PLCs, PACs June 16, 2021

PLC coding practices document released

The Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices document aims to provide a list of coding practices for PLC programmers.

By International Society of Automation (ISA)
Courtesy: Dialog Semiconductor
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 26, 2021

AI-driven insights at the industrial edge

Edge technology such as smart servers can be leveraged create a uniform fabric of data and automation that ties together control systems, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and artificial intelligence (AI) engines. Case study shows up to 30% reduction in maintenance and call out costs and as much as 30% energy savings.

By Dialog Semiconductor
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 13, 2021

How to bring digital transformation (DX) to your organization: more answers

To help organizations better understand and implement digital transformation, Control Engineering offered a May 4 webcast, “Digital Transformation Acceleration,” for one professional development hour (PDH) credit. Additional answers from the speakers follow, along with a link to webcast, archived for one year.

By Jim Mansfield and Laurie Cavanaugh
Courtesy: Beckhoff
Other Networks May 10, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 3-9, 2021

Articles about connected distribution centers, SCADA master plan frameworks, integrated automation suites, PLC-controlled robots and OPC UA communications were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 3-9, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
Robotics May 4, 2021

Benefits of PLC-controlled robots

PLC-controlled robots, companies were given the opportunity to manage a robotic automation solution with a single, unified point-of-control between industrial robots and controllers.

By Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 7, 2021

Let IIoT do the dirty work: automating sewage treatment

Sewage treatment case study tracks early success, including accuracy and reliability

By Caitlyn Caggia
Courtesy: Avanceon
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 5, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 29 – April 4, 2021

Articles about the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, practical and value-based Industry 4.0, and more Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 29 - April 4, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives April 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2021 included stories on the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, free PLC programming software for education, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Silicon Valley Robotics (SVR)
Robotics March 29, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 22-28, 2021

Articles about the top top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, 2021 engineers' choice awards, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay