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How Smart Factories Integrate PLCs, Automation and Robotics

November 20, 2020
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The beginning of this, the third decade of the new millennium, may have started out rather bleak, but it does not mean that things like innovation or advances in technology have come to a grinding halt. In fact, quite the opposite is true. As we find ourselves in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0) the adoption of automated machinery in the manufacturing sector shows no indication of slowing down.

The Rise of Augmented Intelligence

July 13, 2020
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has increasingly become a hot topic of conversation, no doubt as a result of our fascination with the technology. And even though the potential benefits to the human race seem limitless, there are those who caution against widespread adoption of the technology. AI, after all, is often linked to the understandable concern that it threatens to reduce opportunities in the manufacturing sector for the human workforce. 

How Solar-Powered IoT Sensors Can Improve Infrastructure

June 08, 2020
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly made life easier for the end consumer. But when paired with other well-established technologies like low power smart sensors, solar power, and battery technology, it can also be a vital component to helping civil engineers detect structural problems in aging municipal and national infrastructure before a catastrophic event can occur.

How are PLCs used in Robotics, Automation & Electromechanical fields?

November 26, 2019
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The emergence of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) heralded a new age of manufacturing. Processes on the factory floor became more automated, more precise, and less costly, which in turn meant a greater quantity of better produced goods for the end consumer at a cheaper price.

5 Sectors That Are Opening Up To People with PLC Training

June 07, 2019
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The PLCs market was valued at $396 US Million in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately $825 US Million by 2024 with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 11% over this period.

5 Important Uses of PLCs in Manufacturing

October 19, 2018
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Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) were invented in 1968 and have played a prominent role in manufacturing operations ever since.  PLCs are essentially industrial solid-state computers that monitor inputs and outputs, and makes logic-based decisions for automated processes or machines.

What Will PLC Technology Look like in the Years to Come?

August 22, 2018
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Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been around for 50 years and have maintained their dominance in the world of industrial automation. Despite their age, PLCs are continuing to evolve with technology and are expecting to remain the industry standard for years to come. Here are some of the ways PLCs are changing and adapting to the times.

PLC Programming Trumps Custom Code in Assembly Line Applications

September 01, 2016

In this fast paced technological age, it seems only natural that some programmers feel compelled to write custom code rather than using the pre-packaged software made available by the manufacturer of a piece of automated industrial equipment. Of course, this stance is considered to be highly contentious within the industry – something that can be said whenever two very different schools of thought exist.