2021-11-30 -

Industry 4.0 Changes Selection Criteria for Machine Control Architecture: Why IPC Now Prevails Over PLC and PAC for Machine Control

For over 20 years, machine builders have struggled to choose the right machine control architecture that would deliver the desired performance and quality, while protecting their investment and long-term interests. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial PCs (IPCs), and programmable automation controllers (PACs) all offer merit and promise, so decisions are usually made based on the […]

2021-11-30 -

Achieving Industry 4.0: Four Critical Features for Machine Automation

Industry 4.0 is reshaping manufacturing in the same way that Amazon transformed retailing. The initiative seeks to drive manufacturers and machine builders to integrate all machine automation and machine controller information. By doing so, machine builders can discover new information-based products and identify opportunities to build smarter factories capable of automatically taking corrective or optimizing […]