PLCs, DCSs & Controllers
Hardware in an open systems world
During the 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, representatives from ExxonMobil put forth a vision of a more open process control architecture. ExxonMobil depicted this vision as a ‘system
LSIS machine control for OEM applications
T-Rex Machinery has become synonymous with high quality machinery targeting the meat processing market. It produces machines for mincing, processing and packaging various meat products. The latest offering
Industrial controller with Industry 4.0 programming
September 2016, GHM Messtechnik SA
GHM Messtechnik has introduced GHM One, its latest industrial controller that offers its customers an Industry 4.0 programme platform as well as free configuration application tool (CAT) software.
RS Components adds new logic controllers to RS Pro range
September 2016, RS Components SA
RS Components has extended its portfolio of high-quality own-brand products with the RS Pro range of logic controllers, which offer affordable basic control for applications such as packaging machines,
Experion PlantCruise now available in southern Africa
September 2016, Universal Measurement & Control
Universal Measurement and Control has introduced Honeywell’s Experion PlantCruise to the local market, a purpose-built DCS for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications.
Honeywell launches ControlEdge PLC
August 2016, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Honeywell Process Solutions has launched its ControlEdge PLC, a new addition to Honeywell’s next generation family of controllers leveraging the power of the IIoT.
ControlEdge PLC, combined with Honeywell’s
Turnkey robotic systems for automotive assembly
August 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Sodecia is a leading international supplier to the automotive industry. Based in London, Ontario, Canada, the company’s Global Tech & Automation Centre (GTAC) delivers highly automated machine lines on
The next generation of control
August 2016, RET Automation Controls
Field logic controllers create device-level control to replace PLCs in simple logic applications.
ACE1000 Remote Terminal Unit
Technews Industry Guide - Industrial Internet of Things 2016
Whether there is a leaking pipe or a damaged power grid breaker miles away from the control centre, operators need to know about it as soon as possible. The sooner they get the information, the faster
Modicon M580 ePAC built for the Industrial Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide - Industrial Internet of Things 2016, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric has announced its new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC). The newest addition to the Modicon family of controllers features hot standby functionality
Communications processor for open data transmission in industry
July 2016, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Siemens has expanded its Simatic S7-400 controller to include the CP 443-1 OPC UA (unified architecture) communications processor. The processor uses the standardised OPC UA interface for the fast, direct
Compact and high-precision glass cutting machine
May 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Austrian based LiSEC Maschinenbau, specialises in flat glass processing, with a portfolio that ranges from glass cutting systems to glass processing, such as technology for smoothing and grinding glass edges, to production lines for insulating glass. In recent years, LiSEC has reinforced its position as a leading supplier of complete automated systems, with complementary operator expertise through a separate glass processing division. Other features include a separate software program connected via ADS communication to the Beckhoff software, TwinCAT, for production planning and optimisation, or for order entry and inventory management as well as ‘transparent production’ developed in the framework of Industry 4.0.
Yaskawa and Vipa present motion control in the PLC
May 2016, Yaskawa Southern Africa
Yaskawa and Vipa have jointly introduced the SLIO CPU iMC7, which allows the direct implementation of motion control functions in the PLC. The communication between the Vipa SLIO CPU and the Yaskawa drives
Easy engineering for smart buildings
May 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Individually configured and simply installed: the eXtendable Room Box.
Control and switching in a compact package
May 2016, Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact’s new programmable logic relay system is particularly well-suited for small automation tasks. It combines the strengths of established relay technology with logic functions in a single
Power management in mobile vehicles
May 2016, ifm Electronic RSA
Modular mini controller with high-current relay outputs.
New controller simplifies machine safety
May 2016, Rockwell Automation
Manufacturers and equipment builders are looking for ways to simplify and standardise safety across their machines and systems. With the new Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 controller from Rockwell
All-in-one PLC + HMI+ I/O
May 2016, AC/DC Dynamics
The Unitronics Vision controller series welcomes its newest member – the Vision430. The wide 4,3” built-in colour touchscreen brings added value to any application that requires a compact PLC controller
Integrated energy data management enhances PC-based control
April 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Comprehensive and transparent energy data saves money from the building to the machine.
Maximised operating potential through data integration
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2016, Omron Electronics
Intelligent controllers can provide the functionality needed to measure OEE.
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