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When a PLC isn't enough

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Since 2004, Signal.X Technologies in Northville, Michigan, has provided software and systems integration for complex end-of-line test systems and industrial automation. Controlling a production test system requires a multi-disciplinary team that brings together electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and controls knowledge. Done correctly, end-of-line test systems operate reliably day in and day out, while maintaining the level of flexibility needed to add new models, facilitate troubleshooting of components and provide the correct level of insight into the machine performance and health.STAX platformPLCs have traditionally been the primary solution to meet this requirement…

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