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New generation of high-end industrial PC family Simatic IPC launched to support challenging and complex automation applications

Siemens Industry has launched a new generation of its high-end industrial PC family Simatic IPC to address complex automation applications for hostile industrial environments. The new devices form ... 

Clear Communications Keep Elevated Motorways Safe

The cathodic protection of elevated motorways north of Birmingham has been upgraded with a new remote monitoring and control system, based on more than 30 industrial PLCs (programmable logic ... 

Mitsubishi Electric solution controls new £17m showpiece Llwyn Onn water treatment works from inlet-to-outlet

The Dee Valley Water (DVW) project to build a new water treatment works at its flagship site, Llwyn Onn in North Wales, has now been completed. The £17M project was officially opened in March 2014 by ... 

Will the food industry crack?

Every 16th of a second, a Twinkie is born. It costs approximately $0.0536 to make and sells for $0.25 to $0.60. This minute detail from the food and beverage industry is indicative of how dynamic the ... 

New products from Unitronics

Whether you are working with step motors or servo drives, precision and accuracy are necessities in any motion control system. Unitronics, a global developer and manufacturer of all-in-one PLCs with ... 

Configurable IPC concept

Phoenix Contact has introduced a new industrial PC to meet rising demands in the areas of process visualisation, robotics and industrial automation. The Valueline P7000 industrial PC can be ... 

Technology upgrade for engineering academy

Brinsworth Academy of Engineering in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has upgraded its training facilities so that students, apprentices and adult learners are working with current equipment and cutting ... 

Improving the documenting of operational sequences

Knowing the sequence of operations is always helpful, especially in machine and plant design and the programming of their control systems. ‘Eplan Operational Sequence’ now documents the functional ... 

Touch display PLCs have integrated SmartWire connections

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is launching new XV152 touch display PLCs which offer a high-performance HMI/PLC and with an integrated SmartWire-DT master. The new XV150 devices feature resistive touch ... 

Legacy system upgraded to support future manufacture

Boulting Electrical Systems were commissioned to upgrade a batch control system at the Alloa glassworks in Scotland, owned by Owens of Illinois (O-I) - which has grown over time to become one of the ... 

Inverters have integrated PLC functionality

Nord Drivesystems has extended its SK 500E series of compact frequency inverters for control cabinet installation, adding the SK 540E which features an integrated basic PLC functionality. Without the ... 

Eight-head filling machine uses single PLC control configuration

To meet the quality and service expectations of today’s retail consumers, the entire supply chain has to work together. Kerry Flavours & Ingredients has worked with machine builder SP Filling ... 
 
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