PLCs, PACs

PLCs, PACs November 21, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: November 14-20, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming, sustainable 5G, agile and flexible manufacturing and more.

By Chris Vavra
PLCs, PACs November 2, 2022

PLC migration improves uptime for spice supplier

A spice ingredient supplier wanted to upgrade their programmable logic controller (PLC) system and migrate to a more Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-friendly platform.

By Automation Group
PLCs, PACs October 31, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: October 24-30, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming, MES integration, device lifecycle management and more.

By Chris Vavra
PLCs, PACs October 26, 2022

PLC programming dos and don’ts to consider

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming is often done to resolve an immediate problem, but this can lead to long-term issues, particularly if the original programmer isn't around.

By Jon Breen
PLCs, PACs October 20, 2022

PLC migrations support efficiency for packaged goods company

A consumer packaged goods company had several programmable logic controllers (PLCs) upgraded to reduce potential disruptions.

By Automation Group
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PLCs, PACs October 17, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: October 10-16, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered edge platforms, alarm design, smart energy measurements, plant instrumentation and more.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Automation Consulting and Control Engineering webcasts
PLCs, PACs September 29, 2022

Tips on how to choose industrial controller hardware, software

Choose the right programmable logic controller (PLC) hardware and software and consider ways to make PLC programming more efficient. Get advice below, from the PLC hardware and software webcast, archived for a year after Sept. 29.

By Jon Breen, Frank Lamb and Eelco van der Waal
Key hardware considerations include whether to do an in-kind replacement of PLC-5 with ControlLogix, or to use a CompactLogix. Courtesy: Rockwell Automation, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
PLCs, PACs September 29, 2022

Benefits of upgrading from a PLC-5

The upgrade process for a PLC-5 is relatively easy and can enable organizations and employees to do things they have not yet thought of.

By Frank Burger
PLCs, PACs September 26, 2022

Questions, answers about how to improve PLC programming with Git workflows

Experts answer webcast audience questions about how to add speed, quality, and lower costs related to developing code for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Answers help industrial automation programming workflows catch up with other software development.

By Darren Henry and Vaughn Varma
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PLCs, PACs September 21, 2022

PLCs, PACs and edge controllers in an era of high availability

The emergence of new high availability technologies is making it more economical to implement a redundancy strategy for PLC, PAC and edge controllers.

By Darrell Halterman