PLC versus embedded controller

Industrial automation is traditionally a PLC domain since they are simple and robust. However, in modern factories there is an increasing demand for flexibility and a higher need for connectivity & networking leading to more complex integrated systems. Is it possible to combine PLCs and embedded controllers? In this article we will explore the possibilities.

Dezyne Challenge Winners 2016

From a game through to a model railway controller, Verum’s Dezyne Challenge attracted a wide range of excellent entries. Running for two months over the Christmas period, the Dezyne Challenge required participants to develop a small, illustrative example of the use of …