Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Industrial Control Systems Roundtable

On Oct. 7, 2020, Manufacturing AUTOMATION hosted the Industrial Control Systems Roundtable online. Sponsored by Schneider Electric Canada, the event brought together automation experts to discuss how modern industrial control systems (ICS) are helping companies to remain competitive.

IDEC releases safety device for tablets in automation systems

Schneider Electric releases guidelines to combat PLC bug

ABB debuts new version of distributed control system

Taking control: New panel builder sees orders tick up during the pandemic

WAGO releases controllers with configurable Ethernet

ecom by Pepperl+Fuchs releases Android-backed industrial tablet

ADISRA releases HMI and SCADA package for OEMs

B&R releases Power Panel T80 operator terminal

AutomationDirect releases ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible controller

Hardy Process Solutions introduces single-channel weight processor for PROFINET

Emerson debuts RXi modular industrial displays

Dell Technologies debuts rugged tablet for extreme conditions

Teguar introduces rugged Android tablets for manufacturing operations

WAGO debuts PFC200 Generation 2 programmable controller

Rockwell Automation adds integrated safety to ArmorStart motor controllers

Panasonic launches Toughbook 55 rugged laptop with modular components

Rockwell Automation debuts ArmorView Plus 7 graphic HMI terminal

AutomationDirect releases EA9 series headless remote HMI

Emerson adds cloud-connected PLC portfolio for hybrid and discrete users

AutomationDirect debuts single-phase open core industrial control transformers

Endress+Hauser introduces device configuration tablet PCs

Linortek releases wireless equipment runtime alert system

IDEC Corporation adds 15-inch HMI touch screen with IIoT capability

Opto 22 adds IEC 61131-3 to groov EPIC edge programmable controller

Balluff releases digital panels for data visualization

B&R releases Power Panel C50 controller and HMI combo

AutomationDirect adds SOLO basic temperature controllers

How to choose the right HMI for your manufacturing facility

Beckhoff releases TwinSAFE safety controllers for programmable applications

Heidenhain’s new ND 7013 digital readout features touch screen

Real Time Automation adds ScanDr. pre-configured barcode scanning for PLCs

Omron releases Sysmac AI controller for predictive maintenance

HARTING offers transformer and socket in M12 factor

EXOR releases sunlight-readable eX700 series for HMI line update

Tru-Vu Monitors debuts VMM-19U 19″ LCD monitor with 4:3 aspect ratio

AutomationDirect adds AC, DC and analog I/O modules for Productivity1000 PLC

Advantech releases modular industrial panel PCs for HMI control and monitoring

Rockwell Automation announces new widescreen HMI graphic terminal Allen-Bradley PanelView 5510

Socomec SIRCOVER UL 1008-rated manual transfer switch from AutomationDirect

Balluff’s SmartLight visual indicators run the gamut of colours

Panasonic releases Toughbook T1 and L1 rugged handhelds

APEM releases IX series pushbutton

Pilz PSS67 PLC controller for safety and automation

B&R releases new generation of HMI panel interfaces

Binder USA offers LED lights for OEM applications

AutomationDirect pneumatic pushbutton and selector switch pilot devices

AutomationDirect BRX PLC I/O expansion modules

Optimizing operations: How touchscreens can motivate assembly line workers to do quality work

New Tru-Vu 10.4-inch sunlight readable touchscreen monitors

Red Lion adds PID controller capabilities for complete HMI solution

Opto 22 introduces edge programmable industrial controller

Allen-Bradley Micro870 PLC aims to reduce complexity of standalone machines

Idec releases iOS and Android apps for PLC access

HMI animations with new B&R Paper widget

Proface Connect remotely accesses, manages and troubleshoots machines

Turck BEEP allows up to 33 devices to communicate as a single device

Magnetek debuts Flex EX2 wireless controls

Tru-Vu offers waterproof touchscreen SRMHTRWP-17C

AMK AMKASYN centralized control portfolio promises maximum efficiency

New Schneider Electric service aims to modernize PLC operations

Unitronics UniStream 5” offers PLC+HMI+I/O capabilities

Xplore launches XBOOK B10, XBOOK D10 2-in-1 tablets for mobile workers

Endress+Hauser introduces Heartbeat Technology for analytical transmitters

Idec introduces MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC

Allen-Bradley offers PanelView 5310 scalable graphic terminals

Kontron offers FlatClient and FlatView panel PCs and monitors

AutomationDirect adds CLICK Ethernet PLC units with built-in analogue I/O

Honeywell Experion LCN allows customers to upgrade legacy TotalPlant Solution systems

AutomationDirect adds BRX analogue I/O expansion modules

Tru-Vu Monitors releases 10.4-in. sunlight readable touchscreen

Exor eTOP310 HMI supports more than 200 communication drivers

Rexroth IndraControl XM PLC integrates I/O for speed and flexibility

Beckhoff features system-integrated solutions at Pack Expo 2017

New Honeywell ControlEdge PLC promises to “dramatically reduces” integration costs

Enhanced DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs added by AutomationDirect

Delta offers AS300 modular PLC for North American market

Wago adds 750-8208 module to PFC200 series product line

Beckhoff debuts CP6906 control panel for HMI and visualization

Advantech introduces two-piece modular touch panel computers

AutomationDirect C-more Micro HMI touch panels

EAO enhances interactive series 45 Complete Product Selector

EAO debuts IP69K series 14 Indicator Compact

SMAC introduces MGR5 micro gripper for handing fragile parts

Hammond adds PJHMI model to range of HMI cover kits

Cypress offers CYAT8165X TrueTouch controllers

Advantech debuts PPC-6151C configurable panel PC

Beckhoff unveils CPX control panels for hazardous areas

Pilz PMI 6 Control boasts visualization and control capabilities

AutomationDirect launches BRX programmable logic controller

Rexroth offers IndraControl VR HMI series

AutomationDirect adds features to Productivity PLC programming software

Idec PLC programming software provides IoT capability

Pilz PSS 4000 automation system

Unitronics introduces lower cost 7-in. UniStream panel

Fuji Electric releases Monitouch V-SFT HMI software

Fuji Electric introduces Monitouch V9 Advanced HMI

Advantech offers IDS31 industrial touch monitor series

Tru-Vu Monitors debuts VMWTRPM-17C-SS panel-mount touchscreen

Omega HMI touchscreen NS series

DeviceLynk update boasts improved user experience for IIoT

Unitronics mobile app offers remote access for controllers

Mitsubishi Electric iQ-F controller

APEM adds new models to AV pushbutton switch series

Wago 750-829 BACnet controller for building automation planning and installation

Exor IP69K food grade eTOP507MFB HMI

Fives Diagnostic Communication System boasts higher customer uptime

Carlo Gavazzi RSWT soft starters for pumping applications

Wieland offers samosPRO Compact module with integrated PROFINET support

SignalFire multi I/O module offers wireless local control of assets

Create individual functions without a PLC with Rexroth’s Open Core Interface

Pilz PMI 6 offers entire plant visualization and control

Omron launches E5DC programmable temperature controller

Omega OM-SGD series of panel meters

AutomationDirect adds 12-bit, 13-bit analog modules to Productivity2000 line

Lanner introduces LEC-6030 box PC

Unitronics debuts UIS-WCB2 I/O module for UniStream line

Kontron debuts IIoT-ready FusionClient HMI

Exor eTOP 500 multipurpose HMI family

Vecoplan V-ECO shredder controls incorporates customer feedback fanless mini PC LPC-720F

Advantech debuts ECU-4784 industrial PC

Alarm management system added to Unitronics UniStream

Saelig Amplicon Impact-D 100 PC controller

Additions to Wago XTR harsh environment I/O line

Omron NA HMIs promise to optimize whole machine view

Iconics achieve OPC UA Client Lab Certification for GENESIS64 V10.85

ICP DAS USA debuts TPD-280-M, TPD-280-H touchpad HMI controllers

Idec releases Enhanced 5.7-in. HMI HG2G-5T series

Beckhoff CP32xx Panel PC with multi-touch HMI functionality

AutomationDirect EA3-T6CL C-more Micro 6-in. touch panel

Three added functions to Siemens Sinumerik Operate GUI

AutomationDirect adds Ethernet PLCs to Click line

Omron CP1L-E programmable controller with embedded Ethernet

B&R implements library of PLCopen function blocks

Dell HPC System for Manufacturing

Texas 32-bit MSP432 microcontrollers

Wago PFC200 PLC now ATEX certified

Elektrobit EB Guide 6 software builds customized HMIs

Omron adds NX701, NJ101 automation controllers

Tru-Vu Monitors 24-in. sunlight readable LCD monitor

Microchip MTCH6303 touchscreen controller

EAO releases series 84 Halo Compact

Siemens debuts RF622T, RF622L RFID transponders

ASI DIN Rail terminal block industrial control relays

Rockwell MobileView tethered operator interface for HMI access

Wago Modbus configurator for PLC setup

Micromo announces DMC-30019 Single-Axis controller

AutomationDirect releases Productivity2000 P2-550 programmable controller

Daisy Data Displays debuts PC series 4120 for hazardous locations

Siemens debuts “extensive” portfolio enhancement for Simatic controllers

Idec 5.7-in. HG2G HMI with UL Type 4X and Type 13 approvals

AutomationDirect releases C-more HMI configuration software

Wago PFC200 PLCs now ATEX certified

B&R unveils swing arm systems with IP65-rated panels

Axiomtek debuts 15.6-in. touch panel PC GOT5153W-834

Arbor adds W715C, W719C, W722C to Aslan industrial panel PCs

Beckhoff SOA-PLC integrates intelligent devices for smart factories

Encryption function for Wieland samosPro programmable safety controllers

AIS Value Line touchscreen HMIs for machine control, monitoring

Bachmann HMI systems – BPC1500, DD1500, DF1500

No more hard wiring with openSAFETY control panels, says B&R

B&R Automation panels in 4:3 format

Wieland samosPro safety controller now with 4A output current rating

Machine automation controller

Controller featuring HMI

Safety controller

Palm-sized PLC

Programmable logic relay system

CNC operator panel

Touchscreen interface panels

PLC optimized for standalone machine

Integrated soft PLC

Standalone safety controller

Multi-touch panel PCs

HMI terminals and controllers

HMI with keypad

SCADA/HMI software

T1H series PLC

Ultrasonic level transmitter and controller

PLC+HMI vision unit

Data highway plus gateway

Intelligent control station line

Analogue I/O modules for PLC

Eco-friendly cleaning technology

PLC and counter module

SmartAxis controllers

Industrial-grade LED message displays

Updated OPC server

Media redundancy controller

Mass flow controller

Open HMIs with Windows-embedded CE 6.0

Industrial operator panel for vision systems

Intuitive keypad module

Combined HMI and PLC

Compact distributed I/O

High-performance PLCs

Controllers for hazardous locations

High-performance PLC

HMI panels with keypads

Industrial keyboards

Control and computing platform

Ethernet/IP communications

Sunlight-readable touch panels

Multi-touch control panels

Programmable automation controller

Advanced operator interface

Combo HMI-PLC with custom plug-in I/O

Touchscreen panel

HMI software

Remote touch panel access

Programmable automation controllers

Programmable logic controller

Logic module

HMI extenders

Illuminated pushbuttons

Upgraded HMI

Programmable fieldbus controller

Micro PLC with embedded Ethernet


Integrated HMI

Operator panel

Smart controller

PLC with integrated HMI

Two new graphic HMIs

Graphic HMI solution

High brightness HMI

Expanded PLC support

Energy-saving panel PCs

HMI solution

Industrial communication controllers

Benefits of large controller, small package

Galaxy operator interfaces

Enhanced S7-mEC embedded controller

Portrait/landscape mode HMI

Analog CPUs added to PLC line

6” colour operator interface panels

Wireless Ethernet PACs

Compact process PLC

Remote controller

Touch-screen PLC

Programmable control module

Specially keyboard surface

Programmable core cutter

Machine operator interface

Multimedia HMI platform

Widescreen and HD HMIs

Remote PLC configuration

Interactive PLC training system

Fast control technology

Compact PLC


Controller and bus coupler are EtherNet/IP compliant