The February issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on best practices from a variety of perspectives to show how it is a constant in manufacturing.
With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. With the increased controller capabilities, higher speed/more open communication protocols and more powerful, lower cost microprocessors, more distributed and autonomous systems seems likely.
Kontron has introduced a new energy-efficient SMARC 2.0 module.
Understanding the terms and language for mobile electronic control systems is crucial. Highlighted below are key terms that users need to know.
Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec is designed for automation applications that require the control of only one servo motor and offers an amplifier/controller combination.
Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control.
Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform is designed to allow users to access data from field devices and more easily control process operations in hazardous applications such as oil and gas, chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.
Moxa's ioLogik E1200 line of remote input/output (I/O) modules features support for EtherNet/IP and a restful API and are available with a wide range of input and output types.
Watlow's D4T with Intuition is a data logger that features field removable input/output (I/O) modules for design flexibility.
AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line includes discrete and analog input and output modules.