An open controller (not to be confused with an open-loop controller) is a control system that has multiple processors embedded into the controller itself. Because of this, open controllers are able to run both ladder logic and windows-based applications inside a singular enclosure. The consolidation of these processes allows for flexibility, giving your controller the ability to run, monitor, and access a plethora of applications. Below, we’ll address a few of the most prominent applications of a Siemens open controller in contemporary factories and discuss the advantages an open controller may offer your company in the long run.
Electromagnets are highly popular and relied-upon in the entire fabrication industry. But in recent years, a new technology has made headway, one that revolutionizes the entire concept. Magswitch Technology aims to offer a switchable mechanism to welders, eliminating the need for electricity while providing magnetic fields stronger than electromagnets of the same size. Magswitch automation magnets aren’t permanent magnets either; instead it holds the capability to turn on/off with the switch of a button. This gives it a significant advantage over permanent magnets, specifically the ability to power it off to allow debris to fall from the magnet.