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CODESYS is the leading manufacturer-independent IEC 61131-3 automation software for engineering control systems.

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Next big thing in smart factories? Control systems virtualization

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🔖 Topics: IT OT Convergence

🏢 Organizations: CODESYS, Cisco

Virtualization technology has dramatically changed the way IT resources are used, and services are delivered, enhancing efficiency, flexibility, and scalability. However, the benefits of virtualization have yet to benefit industrial operations in any significant way. Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) hardware resources in these environments continue to exist as discrete resources. With digitization, the number of such hardware resources has risen rapidly and so has the time and expense of monitoring, updating, and troubleshooting, which could require extended downtimes and result in productivity losses.

Manufacturing facilities stand to gain a lot by virtualization. They can consolidate Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Industrial PCs (IPC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Gateways, and other physical compute resources currently on their factory floors onto local virtual machines which run on a hyperconverged compute and storage infrastructure.

Read more at Industrial Ethernet Media

Manure Spreading goes High-Tech with IIoT

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🔖 Topics: IIoT

🏭 Vertical: Agriculture

🏢 Organizations: CODESYS, TRS Systems, McKee Ag

Manure spreaders have a tandem hydraulic pump. One pump drives the beater system at the backend that spreads, or applies, the product onto the field. A hydraulically driven end gate, or tailgate, opens up to allow the product out the backend, and the system also has a hydraulically driven variable speed floor.

An essential function of the control system is to monitor the torque load on the beater. With the beater requiring the highest horsepower load, it is crucial to use a pressure control, essentially a torque control, to keep the entire operation under maximum load the drive line can handle. For example, if the operator is driving the floor too fast, which increases the pressure, the control system will stop the floor or slow it down accordingly based on the load that you would see on that beater.

Read more at CODESYS Blog