Evolving PLC and PAC platforms, networking, and programming methods are leading to self-assembled machine automation systems, reducing risk and user integration efforts.
With so many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, what is the right choice for automation and controls applications?
The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) registered at 52.6% in June, which is up almost 10% from May's reading of 43.1%, as the industry rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic and look to pick up where they left off.
PDS IG Equipment doubles window film throughput compared to the industry standard by using EtherCAT and PC-based control.
Researchers at Duke University are helping establish a more comprehensive method of early-symptom detection. Data collection, analysis, and alarms parallel industrial human-machine interface (HMI) mobile software applications.
A transformational challenge reactor (TCR), a microreactor built using 3D printing and other innovative approaches, should be up and running by 2023.