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:
Sensor deployment in automated factories should be done slowly and conservatively, otherwise engineers may face the loss of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, an Internet of Things expert will tell attendees at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
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