Programmable logic devices
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Amplicon |Mon, 17 Dec 2012
With control projects becoming more demanding and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) offering limited functionality without expensive and proprietary expansion modules, the need for flexible and reliable alternatives has never been greater. This article from Amplicon discusses the use of programmable automation controllers (PACs) — including the Adam 5,550kW PAC — which are designed for modern control projects.
National Instruments |Wed, 5 Dec 2012
National Instruments’ Compact Fieldpoint programmable automation controller and Labview Real-Time module have been used by Viewpoint Systems to run advanced control algorithms and multiple parallel loops to control its process and communicate with a PC.
Aerotech |Fri, 19 Oct 2012
Lenze |Mon, 16 Jul 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Tue, 29 Nov 2011
Lattice Semiconductor |Wed, 23 Nov 2011
Rockwell Automation |Thu, 20 Oct 2011
Pentek |Fri, 14 Oct 2011
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Mon, 12 Sep 2011
Eplan users can now import electrical wiring data for Mitsubishi Electric modular programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and servo/motion products into computer-aided engineering (CAE) projects directly from the Eplan Data Portal.
LC Automation |Fri, 2 Sep 2011
A Mitsubishi manufacturing execution system (MES) module supplied by LC Automation has helped hydraulic specialist Kawasaki Precision Machinery (KPM) to improve production efficiencies at its facility in Plymouth.
Omron Scientific Technologies |Tue, 23 Aug 2011
Omron Scientific Technologies has introduced updated configuration software for the company’s G9SP programmable safety controllers.
Digi-Key |Mon, 22 Aug 2011
Now available from Digi-Key, Altera’s Stratix IV FPGA range is designed to deliver high density, high performance and low power in various high-end digital applications, in the wireless, wireline, military, broadcast and many other end markets.
SoftPLC |Mon, 8 Aug 2011
SoftPLC has introduced a low-cost internal interface to the Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley) remote I/O protocol, for its Smart SoftPLC and Smart Gateway products.
Jetter |Fri, 5 Aug 2011
Jetter has introduced the JXM-IO-E09 local output module, which is suitable for use in vehicles and mobile working machinery such as agricultural machinery, municipal vehicles, forestry and construction machinery and delivery and disposal vehicles.
ABB Process Solutions |Thu, 28 Jul 2011
ABB has supplied flow, pressure, conductivity and suspended solids instrumentation, as well as programmable logic controllers, drives and low-voltage electrical equipment to Bristol University to support the development of ice-pigging technology.
Heidenhain |Thu, 19 May 2011
The North West Training Council (NWTC) is investigating the application of Acu-Rite VUE digital readout systems on the 12 two-axis lathes used by its engineering apprentices.
Diodes Incorporated |Fri, 13 May 2011
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a series of dual-gate logic devices, designed to help reduce component footprints in small, handheld products such as tablet computers, smartphones and e-readers.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Sun, 24 Apr 2011
The Stuxnet malware incident, in which automation system components were targeted, demonstrated that business security needs to adapt, says a Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems representative.
Linear Technology |Fri, 15 Apr 2011
Linear Technology has launched the LTC6994 delay block, which is based on its silicon oscillator technology.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Fri, 15 Apr 2011
Yorkshire Water has signed a GBP6m, five-year framework agreement with Mitsubishi Electric that will help it achieve the Revised Bathing Water Directive.
Diodes Incorporated |Tue, 29 Mar 2011
Diodes Incorporated's new high-speed CMOS logic devices provide a drop-in replacement for industry-standard logic parts used in a range of consumer electronic products.
Eaton |Mon, 28 Mar 2011
Electrical Manufactured Solutions (EMS) has selected control and automation components from Eaton's electrical sector for the control system on Mechline Developments' Waste2O food digester.
Honeywell Control Systems |Thu, 17 Mar 2011
Mining companies have increased production rates by five per cent - and in some cases, 10 per cent - using Profit Controller advanced control and optimisation technology from Honeywell.
Southco |Mon, 7 Mar 2011
The Southco Membrane Keypad Access Controller is suited to the specific needs of industrial equipment, such as medical enclosures and server racks.
Marsh Bellofram |Wed, 23 Feb 2011
Marsh Bellofram has launched the SPM series, a dual-function alarm and relay designed to monitor shaft seal and stator temperature of a submersible pump motor.
Ormec Systems |Wed, 23 Feb 2011
Ormec's Servowire Motion and Logic Controller (SMLC) system typically co-ordinates a network of Servowire (Firewire) drives for applications where co-ordinated multi-axis motion is needed.
Marsh Bellofram |Tue, 22 Feb 2011
The ATC Diversified Electronics division of Marsh Bellofram has introduced the 405A series of industrial timers suitable for daily-use OEM and control package timing applications.
OEM Automatic |Mon, 14 Feb 2011
ProVU4 Compact is a simple, affordable, fixed-build temperature and process controller with a reduced depth of 30mm and is suited for OEM applications where mounting space is limited.
OEM Automatic |Mon, 14 Feb 2011
The patented K series of electromechanical micro counters from Kubler is suitable for applications including kWh meters, gaming machines, medical equipment and fuel dispensers.
OEM Automatic |Mon, 14 Feb 2011
OEM Automatic is offering a new analogue controller available with four digital and two analogue 4-20mA inputs.
Diodes Incorporated |Fri, 21 Jan 2011
Diodes has released eight single-gate logic functions in the miniature six-pin DFN1010 package, suitable for handheld devices such as mobile phones, satellite navigation systems and tablet computers.
Avnet Memec |Thu, 16 Dec 2010
Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Wed, 15 Dec 2010
I4Innovation has combined four Mitsubishi Electric Alpha controllers with the GT15 HMI to monitor and adjust pumps, propellers, inlet and outlet valves and multiple sensors in bioreactors.
Diodes Incorporated |Mon, 13 Dec 2010
Diodes Incorporated has released new versions of its 74LVC1GXX and 74LVCE1GXX CMOS logic ranges in DFN1410 packages for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers.
Altera |Mon, 6 Dec 2010
Altera's Max V device range is suited for general-purpose and portable designs in wireline, wireless, industrial, consumer, computer/storage, automotive, broadcast and military applications.
Galil Motion Control |Mon, 6 Dec 2010
Galil Motion Control is offering a compact, low-cost Pocket PLC, which provides 32 digital and 16 analogue I/O in a 3.9 x 4.3 x 1.3in package.
Lattice Semiconductor |Mon, 29 Nov 2010
Lattice Semiconductor has announced the immediate availability of the HiGig MAC IP core for its low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA range, for interconnecting multiple devices to operate as one logical network.
CD Automation |Fri, 26 Nov 2010
Designed with inductive and transformer loads in mind, the REVO-CL from CD Automation is designed to aid customers in selecting the right thyristor power controller for their application.
Leuze Electronic |Thu, 25 Nov 2010
Lueze Electronics has introduced the MSI 100 range of programmable safety controllers, which can control machines with a wide range of different safety components.
ICP DAS |Mon, 22 Nov 2010
ICP DAS has introduced the uPAC-7186EXD-FD, a small controller with data-logging capabilities and web server for use in lab applications such as equipment testing, water treatment and machine control.
ICP DAS |Mon, 22 Nov 2010
ICP DAS has released WISE 1.1, a new multi-module version of its specialised and programmable application controller named WISE, which stands for Web Inside, Smart Engine.
Impulse Accelerated Technologies |Thu, 18 Nov 2010
Impulse Accelerated Technologies' C-to-FPGA compiler is to be extended to support Pico Computing's M-series modules, for applications in security and bioinformatics.
Wago |Mon, 15 Nov 2010
Wago's 750-881 Ethernet 2.0 programmable fieldbus controller is able to provide sufficient memory for PLC programs and web applications, as well as an integrated dual-port Ethernet switch.
Xilinx |Tue, 9 Nov 2010
Xilinx has announced the availability of Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs optimised for applications that require ultra-high-speed serial connectivity.
Achronix Semiconductor |Wed, 3 Nov 2010
Achronix Semiconductor has announced strategic access to Intel's 22nm process technology and plans to develop the most advanced Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Xilinx |Mon, 1 Nov 2010
Xilinx has announced the Spartan-6Q and Virtex-6Q ranges of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), which are said to meet the requirements of the aerospace and defence markets.
Emerson Process Management |Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Emerson Process Management has announced that its Innovative Control Systems (ICS) business unit will replace controls on a GE Frame 7E gas turbine at MMWEC's Stony Brook power plant.
Galil Motion Control |Wed, 6 Oct 2010
Galil Motion Control has launched a pocket programmable logic controller (PLC) for customers who require more space for application programs or who need to use additional variables in their programs.
Newport |Tue, 5 Oct 2010
Newport has introduced laser diode control kits that are ideal for both high-power laser diodes and the TO-can lasers as well butterfly laser packages.
Actel |Tue, 14 Sep 2010
Actel has announced that customers designing with Smartfusion, Fusion, Proasic3 and Igloo devices can now protect their secret keys from DPA attacks.
I4 Automation |Wed, 8 Sep 2010
Watersavers is using the Jazz combined HMI and PLC from I4 Automation for its new WLDS series of water-leak detection controls for buildings such as schools, offices and commercial premises.
ICP DAS |Wed, 8 Sep 2010
ICP DAS has launched the GT-530, an intelligent SMS alarm controller that enables users to control their systems and get status updates via text message to their mobile phones.
Yokogawa |Fri, 3 Sep 2010
Yokogawa Electric has released three additions to the UTAdvanced controller series: the UP55A and UP35A program controllers and the UM33A digital indicator with alarms.
Achronix Semiconductor |Thu, 2 Sep 2010
FPGA specialist Achronix Semiconductor and optical module supplier Opticomp have launched a platform for developing, characterising, and demonstrating high-speed optical data communication.
Vipa |Fri, 20 Aug 2010
The Vipa 300S Speed7 PLCs are said to be the fastest PLCs in the world that support Step7 from Siemens, and are suitable for centralised and decentralised automation applications.
Omron Scientific Technologies |Wed, 18 Aug 2010
Scientific Technologies has introduced G9SP Programmable Safety Controllers, which can be quickly programmed to satisfy the safety-control needs of small and mid-sized machines.
Eaton |Fri, 13 Aug 2010
An Easy Relay from Eaton's Electrical Sector is providing control for a table developed by Rowland Art Engineering, a developer of practical objects that combine functionality with artistic merit.
Wago |Mon, 2 Aug 2010
Wago's updated 758 Series IPCs pair Codesys V2 software, Linux OS and IEC programming languages and multiple onboard fieldbus protocols for real-time control applications.
Mistral Solutions |Thu, 22 Jul 2010
Mistral Solutions has announced the availability of the ADC511, a high-resolution FPGA mezzanine card (FMC/VITA 57) module from Curtiss Wright, aimed at DSP applications.
Xilinx |Wed, 21 Jul 2010
Xilinx has launched a high-density, radiation-hardened reconfigurable FPGA for withstanding radiation environments encountered by applications such as low Earth-orbiting satellites.
Burkert Fluid Control Systems |Wed, 21 Jul 2010
A multifunctional control system, such as Burkert’s MXControl 8620 multi-parameter controller, automates the control of process variables in RO water treatment systems.
Altera |Tue, 13 Jul 2010
Altera has extended its Arria II range of FPGAs so that it covers a broad array of applications in markets such as wireless, wireline, test, medical and storage.
Parker Hannifin — Parker Sales UK |Thu, 8 Jul 2010
Parker Hannifin has launched a programmable hydraulics controller for use by original equipment manufacturers and system integrators for the development of mobile and off-highway equipment.
Yokogawa |Tue, 6 Jul 2010
Yokogawa has released the HXS10 controller, which controls the actuation systems that move heliostats (reflectors) and photovoltaic panels in solar applications.
Rockwell Automation |Fri, 25 Jun 2010
Rockwell Automation has introduced programmable automation controllers (PACs) for information-intensive applications, such as batch processing, where extra memory is needed for recipe management.
RS Components |Wed, 23 Jun 2010
RS Components has expanded its range of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for mainstream industrial, scientific and medical applications.
Xilinx |Tue, 22 Jun 2010
Xilinx has introduced a series of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), enabling developers to implement programmable solutions in portable ultrasound equipment and automobile infotainment systems.
Tiab |Thu, 17 Jun 2010
Nottingham University has selected a digital controller and software from Tiab to solve the instability issues and resultant large vibrations being experienced by its six-actuator shaft test rig.
Tiab |Tue, 15 Jun 2010
Tiab has introduced a flexible, modular Test Rig Controller that provides real-time control of any hydraulic and electric actuation systems, with data acquisition up to 25KHz - direct to PC memory.
Rockwell Automation |Fri, 11 Jun 2010
Rockwell has introduced two controllers to provide machine builders and manufacturers with integrated safety, motion, discrete and drive-control capabilities for medium-sized applications.
Watlow |Thu, 10 Jun 2010
Watlow has expanded the Ez-zone ST controller range to include phase-angle power switching and increased load current for control of radiant quartz (tungsten) lamps for photovoltaic processing.
Delta Tau |Mon, 24 May 2010
The Delta Tau Turbo PMAC Clipper four-axis controller includes features that make it suitable for embedded applications and is available with a 30 per cent cost reduction.
GE Intelligent Platforms |Tue, 18 May 2010
Using GE's controllers and software, Bay designs systems that instantaneously respond to the demands and pressure conditions associated with aircraft fuelling.
Gefran |Fri, 7 May 2010
Gefran's GF\\_Promer (Gefran Programmer) is designed to simplify temperature control for applications such as thermal treatment furnaces, climatic chambers and autoclave driers.
GE Intelligent Platforms |Wed, 28 Apr 2010
GE Intelligent Platforms has launched its Quad PAC redundant controller technology, offering a 'quad' redundancy-control solution said to virtually eliminate downtime risk.
Balluff |Thu, 22 Apr 2010
Balluff has introduced Microsonic's new generation of ultrasonic double sheet controls.
Watlow |Thu, 15 Apr 2010
Watlow has introduced a configurable multi-loop temperature/process controller.
Samson Controls |Thu, 8 Apr 2010
Samson Controls has introduced the Series 3730 electro pneumatic control valve positioner with Profibus-PA communication.
Southco |Wed, 7 Apr 2010
Southco announces the release of the EA-R01 wireless RF remote controller, which can control access to multiple locked compartments from distances up to 100ft.
Newport |Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Newport has introduced the Conex range of compact photonics-control instruments.
Impress Sensors and Systems |Tue, 16 Mar 2010
The CMC-99 compact, multi-channel controller features a touch-screen display and is suitable for the simultaneous measurement and control of a variety of process-manufacturing applications.
Newport |Fri, 12 Mar 2010
Newport has announced the Model 6100 laser-diode controller designed for precision current and temperature control.
ABB Automation Technologies |Tue, 9 Mar 2010
The AC500-eCo provides a small PLC solution for industrial automation applications, particularly as part of a standalone environment.
ABB Automation Technologies |Wed, 24 Feb 2010
Intelligent lighting-control technology from ABB was installed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Rockwell Automation |Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Rockwell Automation is offering downloadable application development software free of charge to allow users to create, modify and monitor application programs for Allen-Bradley Micrologix controllers.
GE Intelligent Platforms |Fri, 5 Feb 2010
GE Intelligent Platforms is offering its Durus Plus, a complete controller with built-in I/O, control and operator interface.
Gefran |Wed, 13 Jan 2010
Gefran's GFLooper multi-loop controller provides multi-loop process control for eight- or 16-zone configurations in a compact package.
Able Instruments and Controls |Fri, 8 Jan 2010
One Series programmable temperature controls from Able have been used as part of a GBP22,000 upgrade of a natural draft utility heater.
Stemmer Imaging |Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Stemmer Imaging has released Gardasoft’s RT series of lighting controllers, featuring Safepower technology that adjusts the output voltage to the lighting system separately from the input voltage.
Yokogawa |Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Yokogawa Electric has released the UT35A (quarter DIN size) and the UT32A (one-eighth DIN size), two entry-level models in the UTAdvanced series of digital indicating controllers.
Festo |Tue, 8 Dec 2009
Festo has launched a Codesys embedded controller for use with its CPX series of multifunctional control terminals.
Elite Thermal Engineering |Mon, 7 Dec 2009
Elite Thermal Engineering has released model MC-1000, a versatile compact high power TEC (thermoelectric cooler) controller that is configurable to drive all the company's thermoelectric cold plates.
Nu Horizons Electronics |Mon, 30 Nov 2009
Xilinx Virtex-5Q FPGAs, developed for the aerospace and defence markets, are available from Nu Horizons.
GE Intelligent Platforms |Mon, 16 Nov 2009
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has released its Versamax Micro Plus controller firmware revision 4.0.
Merlin Control Systems |Mon, 16 Nov 2009
Merlin Control Systems has developed a version of the PWC8 range of weld control units that is suitable for multiple transformer machines, or more complex DC machines.
Lattice Semiconductor |Mon, 26 Oct 2009
Lattice Semiconductor and Affarii Technologies have announced that they have developed a complete 3G/4G-based Remote Radio Head (RRH) solution for wireless infrastructure customers.
Newport |Fri, 23 Oct 2009
Newport has released a kit for controlling high-power laser diodes and laser diode bars.
Newport |Fri, 23 Oct 2009
Newport Corporation's Model 3700 temperature controller provides a 336W bipolar output for operation with thermoelectric (TE) coolers.
Altera |Mon, 12 Oct 2009
Altera has announced it is enhancing its MAX II CPLD range by offering industrial-grade temperature ranges and lowering the power of its MAX IIZ devices.
Quicklogic |Mon, 12 Oct 2009
Quicklogic has expanded its line of Smart I/O Proven System Blocks (PSBs) for use in Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs).
GE Intelligent Platforms |Thu, 8 Oct 2009
PowerSecure has selected GE Fanuc's PLC ranges to be a part of its solution to meet utilities' requirements for the protection and control of distributed generation systems.
Xilinx |Tue, 6 Oct 2009
Xilinx has announced that its low-cost Spartan-6 FPGA range is compliant with the PCI Express 1.1 specification, enabling low-risk and low-cost implementation of serial connectivity solutions.
Altera |Mon, 14 Sep 2009
Altera Europe has announced that it has increased the high-end density range of its 40-nm Stratix IV E FPGAs to 820K logic elements (LEs).
Eurotherm |Mon, 7 Sep 2009
Eurotherm has published a white paper showing manufacturers how the Epower automatic load tap changer (LTC) can improve the power factor in their processes.
Omron Electronics |Fri, 4 Sep 2009
With built-in logic and data bank functions, the E5\\_N-H temperature controllers from Omron allow complete control systems to be implemented without the need for additional devices.
Actel |Thu, 3 Sep 2009
Actel has announced the availability of RTAX-DSP prototype FPGAs, enabling hardware demonstration and timing validation of designs targeted to Actel's RTAX-DSP space-flight FPGAs.
Lattice Semiconductor |Mon, 24 Aug 2009
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has announced the availability of samples of the Lattice ECP3-150 FPGA.
Xilinx |Wed, 29 Jul 2009
Xilinx has announced that its latest-generation Virtex-6 family is compliant with the PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 specification, delivering up to 50 per cent lower power than previous generations.
Eurotherm |Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Eurotherm, a manufacturer of industrial instrumentation for process control and data acquisition, has introduced Ethernet/IP communication protocol to its Epower SCR power controller series.
Orchid Technologies Engineering and Consulting |Thu, 23 Jul 2009
Converting CMOS imager Bayer-pattern pixel data to RGB pixel data can be readily accomplished using low-cost FPGA technology devices.
Schneider Electric |Wed, 22 Jul 2009
Schneider Electric has upgraded the PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and software that control the Sellafield Ion Exchange Effluent Plant (Sixep).
Altera |Wed, 15 Jul 2009
Sumitomo Electric Industries is using Altera's 40nm Stratix IV GX FPGA in a low-density parity-check (LDPC) high-speed measurement system.
GE Intelligent Platforms |Thu, 2 Jul 2009
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has introduced the PAC8000 RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) Controller, a rugged, field-mountable platform.
Nu Horizons Electronics |Wed, 17 Jun 2009
Nu Horizons has announced that the next generation of Xilinx's Spartan FPGAs for cost-sensitive applications will soon be available.
Lattice Semiconductor |Fri, 12 Jun 2009
Lattice Semiconductor has released automotive temperature-qualified (AEC-Q100) low-cost Chip Scale 132 ball grid array (BGA) packaging for the non-volatile LatticeXP2 FPGA family.
Cypress Semiconductor |Mon, 8 Jun 2009
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced two programmable system-on-chips (PSoCs) with enhanced analogue and digital performance.
XMOS Semiconductors |Thu, 4 Jun 2009
XMOS has announced the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), allowing programmers to directly program IO and watch the source code control the pins.
Lattice Semiconductor |Thu, 4 Jun 2009
Lattice Semiconductor has announced that industrial temperature-qualified versions of its non-volatile Lattice XP2 FPGAs have been released to volume production.
Siemens Automation and Drives |Tue, 2 Jun 2009
Siemens's industry automation division has launched the Simatic S7-1200 microcontroller.
Siemens Automation and Drives |Mon, 1 Jun 2009
BAA turned to Siemens and its tunnel-systems partner Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) when it needed a control system for the tunnel ventilation at Heathrow's Terminal 5.
Achronix Semiconductor |Mon, 11 May 2009
Achronix Semiconductor has introduced high-performance Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) IP cores for its Speedster 1.5GHz range.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Thu, 7 May 2009
Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its MELSEC FX3 series of PLCs with the FX3G, a compact controller for mechanical handling and plant engineering automation.
Siemens Automation and Drives |Wed, 8 Apr 2009
The Sitrans SL in-situ oxygen gas analyser from Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies is designed to make gas measurement easier and more accurate for the chemical and steel industries.
Altera |Mon, 16 Mar 2009
Altera has announced the availability of its embedded systems development kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition, a platform designed to accelerate the prototyping and development of FPGA-based systems.
Siemens Automation and Drives |Fri, 13 Mar 2009
Siemens Industrial Automation has launched a range of off-the-shelf packages to help manufacturers take advantage of manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions quickly and at a lower cost.
Lattice Semiconductor |Tue, 3 Mar 2009
Lattice Semiconductor has released a programmable PCI Express to high speed serial (HSS) bridge for the CAP12-120, a small office home office (SOHO) voice over IP (VOIP) platform.
AMCI |Mon, 9 Feb 2009
The AMCI 7272 module is a digital, bidirectional interface for Endat encoders, which, with features such as onboard diagnostics and read/write access, is suitable for all motion control applications.
ICP DAS |Mon, 9 Feb 2009
ICP DAS USA has announced the launch of the NS-205PSE, a compact, five-port, unmanaged Ethernet switch that connects network elements while supplying up to 15.4W of power per port.
Altera |Thu, 5 Feb 2009
Altera Corporation has announced two FPGA ranges with integrated transceivers.
Math Star |Thu, 29 Jan 2009
Core Capital's Electronics and Semiconductor Group has announced that Mathstar has prepared its field-programmable object array (FPOA) technology and intellectual property package for purchase.
Idec Electronics |Mon, 26 Jan 2009
IDEC has brought out the XW 22mm and XA E-Stops, which employ direct opening action mechanisms that meet IEC60947-5-5, 5.2, IEC60947-5-1 and Annex K standards.
Siemens Automation and Drives |Mon, 26 Jan 2009
Siemens Automation and Drive Technologies has built a demonstration rig that compares helical bevel geared motors with helical worm gear units.
Siemens Automation and Drives |Thu, 22 Jan 2009
Siemens Industry Automation has added modular expansion kits to its Simatic series of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).
Lattice Semiconductor |Thu, 22 Jan 2009
Lattice Semiconductor has announced the availability of the 40Gbps SERDES Framer Interface, Level 5 (SFI5) Intellectual Property (IP) Core in the LatticeSC and LatticeSCM FPGA ranges.
Actel |Tue, 16 Dec 2008
Actel has announced that the Barco Silex BA511 ARINC 429 IP core, targeted for ProASIC3 FPGAs, has been DO-254 certified through implementations in multiple safety-critical avionics applications.
Lattice Semiconductor |Tue, 16 Dec 2008
Lattice Semiconductor has announced version 7.2 of its ISPlever FPGA design tool suite, which includes advanced place and route algorithms.
Xilinx |Tue, 16 Dec 2008
Xilinx has announced that the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform with 6.5 Gbps RocketIO GTX transceivers and embedded PowerPC 440 processor cores has begun shipping in production.
Altera |Mon, 15 Dec 2008
Altera Corporation has announced the availability of 40nm FPGAs, targeting customers in a variety of markets including communications, broadcast, test, medical and military.
Actel |Fri, 12 Dec 2008
Actel has brought out the Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) version 8.5, which extends support for the nano versions of Igloo and ProASIC3 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Siemens Automation and Drives |Fri, 12 Dec 2008
Siemens Automation and Drives is expanding its range of Industrial Ethernet switches with the launch of two products: the Scalance XB-000 range and the Scalance XF-200 range.
Actel |Tue, 9 Dec 2008
Seiko Epson will use Actel's Proasic3 FPGAs in Epson's P-7000 and P-6000 multimedia storage viewers.
Lattice Semiconductor |Tue, 9 Dec 2008
Lattice Semiconductor has released two small-footprint packages for its Ispmach 4000ZE CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices), an ultra low power CPLD range based on the Ispmach 4000.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Wed, 3 Dec 2008
Mitsubishi's approach to safety relays closely integrates the standalone protection and performance of safety circuits and the diagnostic capability of the PLC.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems |Tue, 2 Dec 2008
Mitsubishi Electric has added two new entry-level models to its GOT1000 series of HMI control terminals.
XMOS Semiconductors |Mon, 1 Dec 2008
XMOS has released a package option for the G4 programmable device, the first member of the XS1-G4 family.
Control Microsystems |Tue, 25 Nov 2008
Control Microsystems has announced the latest addition to the Scadawave line of wireless data radios; the Scadawave JR50 spread spectrum Ethernet data radio.
SoftPLC |Fri, 21 Nov 2008
SoftPLC has added Enron Modbus serial and Ethernet drivers to its SoftPLC Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs).
Lattice Semiconductor |Thu, 20 Nov 2008
Lattice Semiconductor has announced that its LatticeSCM FPGA family-based SPI4.2 Maco (masked array for cost optimisation) cores have been enhanced by adding link layer buffer management options.
Control Microsystems |Wed, 19 Nov 2008
Control Microsystems, a developer of advanced SCADA products, has announced the release of the SCADAPack 330E and 334E, two additions to the SCADAPack telemetry and control devices.
Sensor-Technik |Mon, 17 Nov 2008
The STW ESX is a freely programmable universal controller that is ideal for vehicle hydraulic systems.
Altera |Thu, 13 Nov 2008
Dini has selected the Stratix III EP3SL340 FPGA, featuring 340K logic elements (LEs), for its DN7020K10, a large single-board FPGA-based prototyping engine.
Idec Electronics |Tue, 11 Nov 2008
IDEC have launched a slim and stylish indicator, the 'spider light'.
Stemmer Imaging |Mon, 11 Aug 2008
Machine vision controllers and accessories from Fisrtsight Vision include multiple-trigger modules, lighting controllers, lens controllers and trigger distribution boxes.
Emerson Process Management |Thu, 10 Jul 2008
Vertical I/O is easier to install and maintain because cables coming from the bottom of cabinets can be fanned out and terminated without multiple wire bends.
Micro-Epsilon |Thu, 10 Jul 2008
With the DD series, there is no need for a PC or PLC, because the values are calculated within the controller.
IFM Electronic |Wed, 25 Jun 2008
AS-i gateways come with M4 master profile support for all AS-i slaves from specifications 1.0 to 3.0.
Pump Engineering |Thu, 20 Mar 2008
Compact controller is suitable for well pumps, pressure booster sets, irrigation pumps, sewage sump pumps and oil transfer pumps.
Bosch Rexroth - Electric Drives and Controls |Tue, 5 Feb 2008
Installation costs for Rexroth's IndraControl L20 are reduced significantly because of simple DIN-rail mounting and flexible multilead connection technology.
Burkert Fluid Control Systems |Mon, 10 Dec 2007
The multifunction eControl 8611 offers the most cost effective method to decentralise control in closed cooling loops.
Amplicon |Mon, 12 Nov 2007
The ADAM-5550KW PAC has motion control functions and operates as a PLC and a PID controller using fast analogue inputs and outputs to control a process loop.
Phoenix Contact |Sun, 17 Jun 2007
Compact and powerful controller with integrated Ethernet interface can be adapted to a wide range of applications.
Phoenix Contact |Tue, 12 Jun 2007
Controller applications and visualisations can be programmed using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET without having to pay a licence fee.
HBM |Thu, 15 Feb 2007
Controller removes problems associated with the press-fitting of valve rods in cylinder head assemblies by monitoring the complete process with its PME Assistant.
Pump Engineering |Sun, 14 Jan 2007
Microprocessor-controlled duty/standby/assist control panel has plug-in connections for use with twin pump sets transferring from a bulk to a day tank or similar intermediate storage vessel.
Thomson |Mon, 23 Oct 2006
Thomson |Thu, 10 Aug 2006
Control platform for automated guided vehicles couples extensive programming options and advanced diagnostics with a high degree of user-friendliness and flexibility.
B and R Industrial Automation |Mon, 15 May 2006
B and R now offers powerful CPUs for the X20 system.
Bosch Rexroth - Electric Drives and Controls |Sat, 6 May 2006
With cycle times down to 30us, the new IndraLogic open PLC from Rexroth offers considerable potential for increasing productivity.
Micronor |Mon, 21 Nov 2005
Micronor's new MR267 current loop controller option remotely controls a motorised potentiometer and/or rotary cam switch via 4-20mA current loop, 0-2.5V input or external potentiometer.
LC Automation |Wed, 16 Nov 2005
Billed as the ultimate micro PLC, the FX3U is more than four times faster than the existing FX2n, with eight times more memory, more connectivity, faster programming and more expansion options
B and R Industrial Automation |Wed, 26 Oct 2005
The TUV Rheinland Group has certified all X67 System modules with the EX symbol for Group II according to the ATEX 7201 standard.
Rofin-Baasel |Wed, 10 Aug 2005
The new Rofin control unit (RCU) is a real-time laser and handling control device with an IEC61131-compatible software PLC.
Sartorius Mechatronics |Wed, 3 Aug 2005
Sartorius has released a new process controller to replace the best selling PR1613.
B and R Industrial Automation |Mon, 27 Jun 2005
The B and R System 2003 can be used as both a complete control system as well as a remote I/O system for the expansion of industrial PCs and controllers from all B and R System families.
LC Automation |Mon, 10 Jan 2005
Mitsubishi is putting its money where its mouth is, with an uncompromising lifetime warranty on the FX Series of PLCs as well as the S500 and E520 ranges of low-voltage drives.
Kistler Instruments |Mon, 11 Oct 2004
Experience shows that in 70% of injection moulding processes, the cycle time is 20% longer than necessary, reducing productivity of the entire process.
Leuze Electronic |Thu, 8 Apr 2004
The Kubler Codix 571 series of multifunctional controllers is the latest addition to Leuze Mayser's range of counters and digital displays.
National Instruments |Mon, 20 Oct 2003
Two new electromechanical relay modules are designed for Compact FieldPoint and LabView Real-Time control applications.
Phoenix Contact |Mon, 5 May 2003
Versatile local control facilities can now be added to fieldbus systems easily and inexpensively by using the new ILC 200 UNI Inline controller.
IFM Electronic |Mon, 10 Jun 2002
The Controller E incorporates up to two AS-i masters, together with 128Kword of program memory, an RS232 port and an optional Profibus-DP interface.
Bosch Rexroth - Electric Drives and Controls |Thu, 7 Dec 2000
Introducing their new generation PowerPC has enabled Rexroth Indramat to render separate PLCs superfluous for packaging machines.