Controller targeted at process automation

The Simatic PCS 7 AS RTX is the newest member of the Simatic PCS 7 controller family from Siemens, designed for 24/7 operation

PID module mounts on control platform

SIM960 analogue PID controller is latest addition to the company's SRS SIM modular instrumentation and control family

Module is PID slave to PLC controllers

Eurotherm is launching a DIN rail-mounted RFS single-loop PID controller for use in conjunction with programmable logic controllers

Linking machinery safety products to fieldbus

UE-EFI gateways can be used to connect machinery safety products to safety and conventional fieldbus networks

Pulp mill hits a five-year automation control milestone

Since 2001, a pulp mill and chemical plant in Norway has gone through various installation phases of automation control. The start of a five year project culminated in a complete upgrade of the automation systems at the company.

Green energy and cybersecurity driving control and automation

Automation solutions designed to meet the demands of ‘green’ energy production processes and cybersecurity are driving the latest technology developments.

Decentralised I/O system

New modules for safety and standard decentralised I/O system enable direct communications with Profinet and Profinet safe

Safety controller is software-configurable

Controller can be configured in software to deliver functionality that would be hard to achieve with safety relays

Automatic switching from displays to alarms

Elma provides this innovative visualisation solution with a cluster of 16 monitors arranged in a 4 x 4 matrix (bottom)

Controller gains robot control module

Mitsubishi is launching a iQ programmable automation controller module for the integrated control of industrial robots

Machine controller with PLC and touchscreen

Gefran's new GF_VEDO 35 and 57 series machine controllers offer PLC and HMI functionality, as well as expansion and fieldbus options

Digital LVDT offers superior precision

New from Magnet Schultz is a digital linear transducer that achieves high resolution, good linearity and a long service life

Temperature controls with universal control

New mains power controllers are PTC/NTC selectable and feature quick programming keys for fast batch programming

Control system handles motion and logic

Motion Control Products' MC4U multi-axis modular motion control system that combines motion control and PLC functions within one unit

Controllers offer improved performance

NI’s Compact Fieldpoint controllers benefit from faster processors, a real-time operating system and built-in Ethernet

Control integrates PLC, HMI, comms

IMO is launching the i3 all-in-one controller and display that is claimed to save time and space during installation (top)

Converters extended CAN networks

Ethercan devices can either be used to extend CAN networks via Ethernet or provide access to CAN networks via the Internet



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