Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 27

Where’s my jetpack? Mobile HMI & SCADA

ProficySCADA

If a jet pack was a safe, reliable and cheap way to travel we would all be using them. It seems that cars are the definitely winning in the transport arena though. Just take a look at how far Google have come with their self-driving race-cars – yes race-cars; they’re developing them with NASCAR. Sure …

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Nov 26

It’s time to replace that old PLC

The following PLC systems are now considered obsolete: Siemens S5, Modicon 884 & 984 and Allen-Bradley PLC2, PLC3, SLC 100 & 150. Some Allen-Bradley PLC 5 & SLC500 components are ‘silver series’ meaning that at some stage in the future (typically in the next 5 years) they will no longer be available, for example; from …

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Nov 07

Arduino – Time to Tinker

Arduino Mega2560

What does an Automation Engineer get up to when they aren’t at work? Well anything can happen when you get your hands on a nice little open-source electronics prototyping board like this ATMega2560 based Arduino. Popular requests from friends include a CNC mill or lathe and also a Millenium Falcon. The Millenium Falcon seems to be pushing …

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