Submitted by scechowski on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 14:37
We build most of our machines by combining modules, so machine-mount controllers and I/O have been particularly effective because they allow us to test each module separately. But the cost and time required to wire the modules together at our customers’ sites is a concern, and we’re wondering if wireless...
Submitted by scechowski on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:49
measurement and control company, National Instruments (NI), presented how its LabView system design software powers its consumer robotics platform Lego Mindstorms EV3 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:02
As part of our year-long 15th anniversary celebration, we're reprising a PLC vs. PC article exactly as we first published it in February of 2001. If you've been using controllers during this period, you'll be reminded how the whole "PC-based control will/will not take over the machine control world and...
Submitted by scechowski on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 09:49
We've used basic PLCs and I/O for machine control for a long time. Our machines have to do more than before, and we need more connectivity options and a more COTS, standards-based approach to hardware and programming.