HEIDENHAIN's Compact TNC 620 Control Now with Touchscreen Technology

-Hardware innovations also include new main computers and a new machine operating panel-

4 Steps on Your Journey Toward Industry 4.0

We are in the midst of a major shift that is redefining how our manufacturing processes and industry operate. The amount of data collected from connected, digital devices is growing exponentially, enabling more robust business insights.

Stanley Black & Decker Opens Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory In Boston

Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory is focused on uncovering disruptive business models and exploring technologies to transform and secure our world. The team will specifically concentrate on automation, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence in the Security space, as well as the rapid commercialization of breakthrough technologies.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Quenches Increased Demand with Manufacturing Analytics Solution from Rockwell Automation

Microsoft technology and Rockwell Automation's manufacturing analytics solution enables Great Lakes Brewing staff to identify and address equipment challenges in real time.

Mettler-Toledo's X37 Series Combines High Detection Sensitivity with Lower Power Consumption

New food x-ray systems for tall, rigid containers ensure maximum detection sensitivity and high throughputs while reducing operational costs

BlockMaster Introduces New 115 Amp PCB Power Blocks

The new OTB Series barrier-style terminal block models OTB-910-M/ML and OTB-910-B/BL offer a choice of 2 through 17 poles, allowing termination of up to 115 Amps per position.

Butler Automatic Introduces Enhanced Register Sensor for SP1 Automatic Film Splicer

Sensor provides greater resolution and simpler control for reduced packaging film waste

EXAIR's New Catalog 31 Features new Safety Air Guns, Static Eliminators, Atomizing Nozzles, Air Operated Conveyors and Digital Flowmeters

EXAIR's new Catalog 31 is our best catalog yet; a full color technical guide offering solutions to common industrial conveying, cooling, cleaning, blowoff, drying, coating and static electricity problems. The greatly expanded Catalog 31 introduces new VariBlast Compact Safety Air Guns, Gen4 Static Eliminators, 1/8 NPT Atomizing Nozzles, Sanitary Flange Air Operated Conveyors and Digital Flowmeters with wireless capability.

Schedule Announced for ATI's 2017 Technology Fair, August 10th in Orion Township, MI

The Technology Fair takes place from 8:00am to 4:00pm with each session presented in their NEW, spacious, air-conditioned presentation area!

Cermaq near to completing "smart" factory for salmon

Madelyn Kearns for Seafood Source: "A modern salmon facility takes in the fish, evaluates quality, weight, grading, and during all processes automatically determines which department the fish should go to,"

Antaira's New Industrial PoE+ Switches Improve Surveillance Network Expansion in Harsh Environments

Antaira Technologies releases LNP-1604G-SFP series, 16-port industrial unmanaged PoE+ Ethernet switches, that offer gigabit-speed, PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology and fiber connection to meet the increasing demand of remote and high-bandwidth data transmission between PoE IP cameras and the local network.

COPA-DATA wins the 2017 Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Award

The award was presented at this year's Microsoft Inspire, the company's worldwide partner conference, which was held between July 9 and 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C., USA. This award is a recognition by Microsoft of COPA-DATA's innovations and software solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Texas Instruments' AM571x Sitara Processors, Now at Mouser, Meet High-Performance Industrial Display Requirements

These ARM® Cortex®-based devices achieve high levels of processing and are designed to meet the intense processing needs of modern embedded applications, including industrial communications, human-machine interface (HMI), and automation and control.


PLCs and PACs are similar as they both perform the same essential functions. With modern technology, their differences are becoming more blurred. The most notable difference between PLCs and PACs is their programming interface. PACs are more intricate, using C or C++. PLCs on the other hand, are programmed using ladder logic. These programming differences create distinctions in the architecture and capability between the two computers.

CyberX Launches Breach & Attack Vector Prediction for Industrial Networks -- First Solution to Predict Most Likely Paths of Targeted ICS Attacks

Innovative Analytics Enable OT Security Teams to Proactively Mitigate Risk For Their Most Critical OT Assets

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KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.