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How to Evaluate PLC Programming Languages
The differences among and preferences for Instruction List, Structured Text, Ladder Diagram, Function Block Diagram, and Sequential Function Chart PLC programming languages, as well as C and C+, are discussed with Doug Yerger of system integrator Grantek.
Apr 19th, 2022
How to Decide Whether to Use a PLC, a PAC or an Industrial PC
In this episode of the "Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered" podcast series, we learn about the key differences between programmable logic controllers, programmable automation controllers, and industrial PCs.
Dec 14th, 2021
Can MES Replace SCADA?
A look at the overlaps and differences between SCADA and MES technologies and how their functions can be combined, with an example of a manufacturer that has done it.
Apr 22nd, 2021
What is the Advantage of Combining Vision and Control Technologies?
In this episode, we connect with Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff USA to learn about the trend of combining previously separate automation functions into one system for ease of access and use, specifically the combination of vision and machine control.
Nov 18th, 2020
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