Ieuan Attewell

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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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Streats Ahead Touch Team

Streat Automation is sponsoring a team in the Nunweek junior touch competition on Tuesday evenings.  They are doing really well and have won most of their games.

Welcome Daniel Lorimer

Streat Automation welcomes Daniel Lorimer who joins us as a graduate project engineer.  Daniel has just completed a bachelor of science majoring in computer science at the University of Canterbury.

Farewell to Morgan

We wish Morgan all the best for the future.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Ciaran as he is returning to Ireland with his girlfriend to start a family. We wish him all the very best.

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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