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Today we are far removed from this, PLC’s are the main part of control systems worldwide. They integrate with field devices, perform motion control functions and can either be used for stand-alone single machine functions or part of a larger distributed control system within a facility. Modern PLC’s are extremely robust and versatile, all the major brands invest heavily in continued development of their range’s, adding more functionality, speed and processing power, together with add-ons such as expanded I/O and control module options.
HMI's present system data to the operator, give visuals of the industrial operation and link to SCADA systems and databases to provide key diagnostic data such as, trending, scheduled maintenance and real time visibility of the system. Within in this hub you can view and post all things PLC and HMI.
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Hi there, we're unable to find anything related to A5E32619040-AB on the Siemens database. Could you please tell us the model of the HMI and possibly take a picture of the part number on the product itself?...
Thanks for the hint. The video is added and should make it even easier to start with miCon-L.
There is a very nice and helpful first-step - video for use of the programming system miCon-L.
This project uses gen4-HMI display module as the interface for sending IR commands to the appliances or devices with Infrared Control.
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With the growth of IIoT automation devices, it’s refreshing to see a new elegant design tool that takes the uncertainty out of system specification and component selection, with bill of materials, architecture drawings and PLC configuration file
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From a first point of view the only difference between the STG-650 CAN and the STG-600 is the CAN interface. Looking more into the detail there is some more worth to know.
The MIAC is a fully specified industrial electronic controller, designed to operate with typical industrial control voltages: 0-10V inputs, up to 24V 2.5A solid state outputs and 240V 8A switching relays.
Siemens has declared LOGO! 6 as a phase-out product with the effect of October 2016.
The Barth mini-PLCs can be battery powered and allow engineers to control small applications such as stand-alone machines or motion control systems
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Lascar’s PanelPilotACE display module has been designed specifically to support that forward-looking approach.
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