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Introducing Commander S and Marshal
May 2022
Control Techniques is launching a new member to the Commander family of drives and a revolutionary app named Marshal. Commander S provides a solution for applications that require plug-and-play control convenience straight from the box, while Marshal revolutionises how the user interfaces with the drive.

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Left-alignable extension modules for PLCnext Control devices
March 2022, Phoenix Contact
As the left-alignable modules communicate with the controller via PCIe, the standardised interface can also be used by third-party devices.

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Manufacturer-independent device management and update service
February 2022, Phoenix Contact
In the industrial environment, solutions for Device and Update Management (DaUM) often use a specific process called a vendor to distribute files to proprietary devices and install them based on the manufacturer. ...

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Redundant PLC for maximum availability
February 2022, Phoenix Contact
Integrating IO-Link-capable sensors and actuators is especially popular with suppliers of machines or skids for the food and beverage industry.

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Hotel sets new energy efficiency standard
February 2022, Beckhoff Automation
Steigenberger Alsik Hotel & Spa in Sønderborg is not only the largest hotel in southern Denmark, but also one of the most sustainable and climate-friendly hotels in northern Europe. High-tech solutions ...

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Easy recording of weather data
January 2022, Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact’s pre-installed solution with PLCnext Control records the values of wind speed and direction, temperature, irradiation, humidity and the amount of precipitation.

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Controller for robotic systems
June 2021, Omron Electronics
Omron has announced the launch of its first ‘Robotic Integrated Controller’, based on its leading NJ series of machine controllers for industrial automation.

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Wireless controller for smarter factories
March 2021, Turck Banner
Turck Banner’s DXM wireless controllers are designed to facilitate Ethernet connectivity as well as enabling IIoT applications.

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Automation with PC-based control at UOW Malaysia KDU University
March 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Eight embedded PCs and 3000 EtherCAT I/Os ensure maximum building efficiency across university campus.

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Open PLCnext Technology ecosystem
February 2021, Phoenix Contact
With the new PLCnext Control AXC F 3152 controller, Phoenix Contact now provides a high-performance Axioline controller based on the open PLCnext Technology ecosystem.

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Controllers with real-time Ethernet solution
April 2021, Mecosa
Bronkhorst is pleased to present Powerlink as its tenth on-board fieldbus interface option.

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Industrial edge controller for pipeline operations
February 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions
Denka Wangdi, of Emerson’s machine automation solutions business, explains how the gathering, storage and analysis of detailed operational and diagnostic data by modern edge controllers provides significant benefits for pipeline operators.

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Becker Mining’s upgraded chairlift PLC panels increase safety
November 2020, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa recently launched a new upgraded chairlift PLC panel that enhances the reliability of Becker chairlift systems, which are used to transport personnel on mines throughout the world.

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Open PLCnext Technology ecosystem
January 2021, Phoenix Contact
With the new PLCnext Control AXC F 3152 controller, Phoenix Contact now provides a high-performance Axioline controller based on the open PLCnext Technology ecosystem.

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New Modicon IIoT-ready controller
September 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
The Modicon M262 is IIoT-ready, designed and delivered with intuitive direct cloud connectivity and no gateways are required for OEMs to design solutions for performance demanding applications.

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Modular mid-range PLC series
June 2020, ElectroMechanica
The Delta compact modular mid-range AS series PLCs, available locally from ElectroMechanica (EM), is a high-performance, multi-purpose controller designed for all kinds of automated equipment. The series ...

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Fishery relies on Siemens process management
December 2019
The fishery in Steinach, Switzerland, breeds fish species which are under threat so that they can be released into domestic waterways in the canton of St. Gallen. The quality and temperature of the water, ...

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Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers
November 2019, Opto Africa Holdings
All controls engineers are familiar with PLCs and PACs (programmable automation controllers). Both have been used and improved over many years, incorporating capabilities that used to be found only in ...

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Precise control in joining applications
October 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Digiforce is the trusted name when comprehensive monitoring of press-fit, joining, riveting and caulking processes is needed. The models 9306 and 9310 are being successfully used in innumerable applications ...

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The powerful Festo modular control system CPX-E
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Festo South Africa
Designed as an EtherCAT master and motion controller with protection to IP20, the powerful automation system CPX-E for factory and process automation with NE21-specific certifications is becoming the ...

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