PLCs, PACs

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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
high availability controllers
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
40 under 40
PLCs, PACs September 12, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: September 5-11, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered engineering leaders under 40, controllers and more.

By Morgan Green
PLCs, PACs August 30, 2022

How to improve PLC programming with Git workflows

Answer these questions to add speed, quality, and lower costs related to developing code for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Many industrial automation workflows and software for PLCs haven’t kept pace with traditional software development.

By Darren Henry and Vaughn Varma
Courtesy: Sigmatek, New Products for Engineers Database
PLCs, PACs August 28, 2022

Controllers through the ages

Controllers have developed since the introduction of the first programmable logic controller (PLC) and their role in modern and future automation systems will continue evolving.

By Eamonn Garry
edge system
PLCs, PACs August 8, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: August 1-7, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming, digital transformation, control systems, cybersecurity and more.

By Morgan Green
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PLCs, PACs August 2, 2022

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2022 included stories on PLC programming, digital transformation, direct-drive servos, IIoT optimization and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
PLC computing
PLCs, PACs August 1, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: July 25-31, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming automation, safety, analytics foundations and more.

By Morgan Green