Control Panel Build

Automated Cut-To-Length Control

This is a documentation of an automated control system we designed, built, and installed for an automated saw machine. The machine was built by a local tool and die shop, and was installed for production at a wood window and door factory. We were commissioned to build the control system by the tool and die […]

RJ45 Connector Board for Modbus RS-485

In this post, we want to show how we used a RJ45 connector block for multi-point serial Modbus connections. Modbus RS-485 is often used in industry for data connections with industrial controls and instrumentation, such as VFD’s, flow meters, energy meters, etc. There are several ways of distributing the RS-485 wiring, and some OEM’s provide […]

Industrial Network

Connecting Industrial Machines To Plant Network

In the automation world, we have been getting more involved in the industrial networking side of things, specifically connecting PLC controlled machines to the office network. Traditionally industrial networking has been very expensive and cumbersome in order to get data from the office environment to the production machines on the plant floor. This data is […]

Hydraulic Lift Pendant Control

Today we finished a controls project for a paint line at a major semi-trailer mfg. The panels are simple, a 24vdc power supply, and a hand held pendant with UP/DOWN buttons to control hydraulic valve solenoids.

Wood Grinder PLC Troubleshoot

Today’s’ project…..troubleshooting an Allen Bradley PLC on an industrial wood chip grinder at a wooden pallet mfg. facility. The PLC had a faulty output, which we were able to re-assign to an unused output on the PLC using RS Logix 500, and get the customer back in production. Industrial Wood Grinder PLC WSM Industrial Wood […]

-106 option

NEWS FLASH: HORNER APG -106 BOARD RELEASE

-106 I/O OPTION BOARD INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE XL FAMILY: -106 I/O OPTION BOARD Our newest option, the -106 I/O board, will offer a new way to distribute control for your applications. With 6 configurable analog inputs mounted directly to the controller, most process inputs can be captured, reducing the need for remote […]

Modicon M221 PLC Controller

We now offer the Modicon M221 PLC Controller as an affordable and easy to use option for your industrial control systems. Contact us today to see how the Modicon M221 can benefit your industrial control process.  

PLC Controller

Boring Machine Control Upgrade

We have finished a small automated machine system upgrade. The machine was roughly 20 years old, and was built in-house by the plant maintenance shop. The control panel left much to be desired, and after daily use for 20 years, was not functioning as needed. The PLC controller had a couple of burned out relays, […]