April 2016 archive

Three Different Approaches to Safety PLC’s

Streat Automation has completed a number of safety PLC projects using Rockwell, SICK and Siemens PLC hardware.  Each of these suppliers has a different approach to implementing safety in a PLC controller. Rockwell offer an ‘integrated’ solution called GuardLogix with both the process software and safety software integrated into a single project.  The safety IO …

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Connecting your PLC to the internet using an eWON

    We have recently completed a project using the eWON Flexy to connect a PLC to a cloud based database. The eWON Flexy is an industrial VPN router that connects a PLC to the internet via the Talk2M service.  Talk2M does all the hard work of linking the PLC to the internet and managing …

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Rockwell TechED 2016

Mike Sturgeon and Ieuan Attewell attended the 2016 edition of the Rockwell Automation TechED.  This year TechED was held over three days in March at the Pullman hotel in Auckland. TechED is a mixture of labs, education and networking and if you have the chance; is well worth attending. One of the standout sessions was the …

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