Control Intelligence Podcast

Podcasts

The changing role of PLCs in a connected plant

A Control Intelligence podcast with editor-in-chief Mike Bacidore, written by contributing editor Tobey Strauch
Podcasts

ANCA talks tech trends affecting machine builders

A Control Intelligence podcast with managing editor Anna Townshend
Podcasts

What do VFDs bring to the table?

A Control Intelligence podcast with editor-in-chief Mike Bacidore, written by contributing editor Joey Stubbs
Podcasts

May 2024 industry news: expansions, partnerships and Automate

A Control Intelligence podcast with managing editor Anna Townshend
Podcasts

X-ray vision systems in the manufacturing industries

A Control Intelligence podcast with editor-in-chief Mike Bacidore, written by contributing editor Joey Stubbs

Top Stories

PLCs/PACs

What does factory modularity mean for machine controls?

June 17, 2024
How will the role of PLCs change in a connected plant?

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Control Software

Containerization technology can enhance automation system integrity and scalability

This modular approach to system design allows multiple applications to run on dedicated environments on a single operating system
Control Software

Margo will make running and combining applications smoother

The Margo initiative aligns with ABB’s commitment to open automation systems and emphasizes the necessity of collaborative efforts to drive industrial digitalization forward
PLCs/PACs

PLC programming course developed by Airline Hydraulics and Philadelphia school

La Salle Academy ignites 7th graders’ interest in STEM with after-school program
Safety Components

Safety-circuit upgrades present design challenges

More open and flexible safety components can make for easier integration
PLCs/PACs

PLC integration with AI/ML can enable smart manufacturing

Artificial-intelligence demonstration at Automate illustrates the potential of machine control
Sensors

How to validate sensor performance under various conditions

Testing and verification ensure accuracy, reliability and compliance
Drives

VFDs: more than just ac-motor regulators

Variable frequency drives offer energy savings, compact form factors, heightened reliability and safety features
Industry News

Sadler returns to Weidmuller USA as president and CEO

New leader will focus on smart industrial connectivity
Sensors

How to obtain accurate, reliable flowmeter measurements

Criteria include high safety standards, transparent insights, flexibility and long-term stable operation with zero maintenance
CAD Software

Understanding the digital thread with a BOM-centric approach

Siemens has focused on making their applications user-friendly with built-in training and context-based help
Functional Safety

Safety vs. security: when conflict occurs

What should you do when safety and security issues arise in control systems?

Products

PLCs/PACs

IDEC combined PLC+HMI

June 14, 2024
The FT2J Series PLC+HMI includes a 7-inch multi-touch display, with an integrated controller and expandable I/O. IDEC‘s SmartAXIS touch family includes the FT2J Series combined...
Industrial PCs

Emerson PACSystems IPC 2010

June 13, 2024
Pre-loaded with Movicon software and PACEdge IIoT platform, the Emerson IPC 2010 is designed to deliver high-performance computing for industrial edge data visualization applications...
Safety Controllers

Unitronics UniStream TA32 PLC

June 12, 2024
The UniStream TA32 controller is specifically designed for precision process control. It offers an onboard I/O configuration and a feature set that caters to diverse project needs...

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Terminal Blocks

Beckhoff multifunctional terminal

The EL4374 EtherCAT terminal introduces an analog I/O module. The EL4374 is a multipurpose, combined input/output for -10/0 to +10 V or -20/0/+4 to +20 mA signals that can be ...

Panel Meters

Siemens Unified Basic Panel

Siemens’ Unified Basic Panels include integrated web client. Available from 4 inches to 12 inches, the hardware offers fast visualization. The system limits have been increased...