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Connected Machine White Paper

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In the consumer Internet of Things, the phone company now lets you turn your home’s lights on and off from your mobile device, change the thermostat, and lock or unlock your doors -- connecting what previously were manual devices that could only be operated locally.

Convergence White Paper

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Moore’s Law has proved an all-important influ-ence as advanced automation technologies leapfrog the capabilities of legacy PLC, PAC, HMI, I/O, CNC, safety and motion technologies.

High Speed IO

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While the development of network-based distributed IO management has greatly simplified the design, construction, and operation of industrial process control, digital IO applications requiring the highest-speed zero-jitter low-latency response times still require costly and complicated FPGA-based designs.

Mapp Technology White Paper

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Not much has really changed about the software running industrial machinery over the past two decades. In the same time, there’s been a revolution in computer science, along with a corresponding rise in computer science graduates. B&R’s modular application (mapp) Technology sets the bar high for automation programming.

Mapp Mechatronics Vision White Paper

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Not much has really changed about the software running industrial machinery over the past two decades. In the same time, there’s been a revolution in computer science, along with a corresponding rise in computer science graduates.

Networked Safety White Paper

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The vision of networked safety has largely centered on networking safety of functions across integrated systems, cells and lines.The reality is that machine builders are typically not responsible for safety beyond their own machines.

Programming Practices

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To facilitate effective solution development, certain protocols, governance, and habits are required from all contributing parties. Since the solutions offered span a wide range of distinct software and hardware platforms, it has become necessary to implement practices that facilitate efficient use of resources, minimize the potential for confusion, and maximize communication between contributing team members.

Create Restore Images ReadMe

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Instructions on how to make an image of CF, restore the image of CF, make image of SSD/ HDD, and more.

Robotics Vision

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Piedmont Automation, Inc. (PAI) represents the Austrian industrial supplies company Bernecker & Rainer (B&R) in the states of Georgia and Florida. PAI currently supplies hundreds of companies ranging from Original Equipment Manufacturers to machine retrofitters with the hardware and software required for motion control, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), materials processing and separation, payroll calculation, and process control, though our main source of revenue is hardware sales.