Category: IoT

Hardware Comparison: GE Fanuc Series 90-30 vs the Emerson GE RX3i

The GE Fanuc Series 90-30 has
long been a workhorse PLC for GE automation control systems.
Introduced in 1991, the 90-30 series has been a popular choice for
industrial control professionals because of its versatility and
modularity.
By contrast, the RX3i CPU Programmable Automation Controller by GE
Automation represents the move toward a more comprehensive view of
automation and one that both builds on the foundation laid by the
90-30 series while offering even more advanced features and
versatility.

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Hardware Comparison: Allen-Bradley vs Siemens PLCS

The Allen-Bradley Logix family of controllers is considered the most popular programmable logic controller family in the US.  It consists of numerous variants but for this comparison we will look at the ControlLogix, CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLCs. By comparison, Siemens is much more common in Europe where their extensive line of PLCs are used in…

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Hardware Comparison: MicroLogix 1500 Selection Guide

Like the other entrants in the MicroLogix series, the MicroLogix 1500 is small and can be expanded to fit a wide range of control and communication requirements. The MicroLogix 1500 uses RSLogix 500 software and can be edited online using EtherNet/IP. The 1500 is also expandable to 512 I/O points and is the most powerful in the MicroLogix family in terms of capabilities.

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Hardware Comparison: PanelView Plus 700 vs PanelView 1000 Selection Guide

In today’s connected factory, visualization and interaction through human machine interfaces (HMI) are critical components of any control system.  The PanelView family of HMI devices from Allen-Bradley is ideal for small, medium and large HMI systems.  By leveraging the power of these devices, HMIs become scalable, adaptable and perfect for managing critical data and machine…

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Hardware Comparison: Micro800 vs. MicroLogix PLCs

Perhaps the biggest difference in the two families lies in their software. Both software platforms allow ladder programming logic and workflow programming. They also both have custom data types, CIP messaging and sample code.
However, the CCW software in the Micro 800 family also has function block diagram (FBD), structured text (ST), motion control, variable based addressing and controller saved comments. Whereas, RSLogix 500 does not.

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