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Troubleshooting Your PLC

Posted by Javan Kalmar on Dec 5, 2016 8:05:12 AM

Programmable Logic Controllers have revolutionized automation since they appeared forty years ago. They have proven themselves more reliable than the plethora of relays that they replaced, using reprogrammable digital logic to make troubleshooting easy. But when something is going wrong on the floor and you have to figure out what it is, it would be great to know how to find the problem. Luckily, you have PLCs which you know are easy to troubleshoot!

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Topics: PLCs, Remote I/O

Industrial Grade Push Buttons (Siemens Sirius ACT)

Posted by Samantha Polons on Sep 25, 2015 2:37:23 PM

 

Siemens’ new line of Sirius Act pilot devices is composed of high quality, easy to use products that are perfect for simple start/stop stations or for advanced operator controls in the harshest environments. This one line of pilot devices will meet all of your needs and has improved Siemens’ existing line by offering new communication options, product innovations, and style, and it is incredibly simple to configure and install. If you’re not sure where to begin, PanelShop.com has the expertise to guide you through the features and selection process. 

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Topics: Product Reviews, Operator Stations, Remote I/O

Trends in Industrial Automation

Posted by Shelby Klick on Jul 8, 2015 11:12:56 AM

Slowly but surely the Automation industry is making advances.  Some areas of improvement like safety and efficiency seem to be second nature, while others such as mobile information and cloud systems can take some time adapting and using. Nonetheless, it is important to keep up on industry trends in order to advance your business and stay ahead of the competitor.

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Topics: PLCs, Safety, Industrial Automation, Future Industry Trends, Energy Savings, Cost Savings, HMI Panels, Remote I/O

I/O Choices for Machine Builders Enhance Flexibility

Posted by Julia Nelson on Mar 30, 2015 2:38:00 PM

Remote I/O modules are used to personalize systems and are absolutely vital when it comes to communicating between and monitoring systems. These days, growing numbers of available I/Os and various combinations of modules can be used to solve a single problem, which creates flexibility. I/O modules are the solution to many problems that can arise across a system: production errors, malfunctioning parts, inefficient operation, etc. 

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Topics: Safety, Remote I/O

Machine Safety is a Standard for New Automated Systems

Posted by Julia Nelson on Mar 20, 2015 1:51:32 PM

Safety is always a primary concern when it comes to machinery, but in recent years it has become a greater focus. Not only are precautions and safety systems built into machinery, but separate devices all together are being added with the purpose of replacing traditional, less intelligent safety measures. Traditional measures are

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Topics: PLCs, Safety, Remote I/O

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