Over the years, programmable logic controllers have taken on relay logic and process control and have even minded motion. Now they are adding safety to their repertoires. These latest offerings from Siemens and Rockwell Automation can replace stand-alone safety PLCs or hard-wired relays and therefore streamline the planning, implementing and operating of machinery safeguards.To read about the products, click below:
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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