Horner Automation will be exhibiting this year at SPS Nuremberg, 14th - 16th November 2023

Visit us in Hall 7 - Stand 151

Would you like to visit us at the show? We are happy to provide you with a free ticket again this year, simply request one by clicking the image to the right.

This year we are participating in the SPS Lecture program

  • Thursday, 16 November 2023, 09:30 – 09:50: Upgrade your factory to the Digital Age using IIOT without replacing legacy devices – This will be presented by Sanjay Anvekar of Horner Ireland Ltd.
Lecture language – EN

In the pursuit of establishing a state-of-the-art Digital Factory, engineers encounter the challenge of replacing time-tested and reliable equipment with newer alternatives capable of seamless communication through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This transition demands a strategic approach that balances the preservation of existing infrastructure while embracing cutting-edge technology.

In this insightful presentation, we illuminate a groundbreaking solution: our advanced Controller boasting a fully integrated Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Input/Output (I/O) system, and robust networking capabilities. This innovative integration not only facilitates the integration of legacy devices but also lays a solid foundation for ushering in the era of the Digital Factory and Industry 4.0.

Our Controller’s harmonious fusion of PLC, HMI, I/O, and Networking functionalities culminates in a versatile and forward-thinking product. By seamlessly melding these critical components, we empower engineers to bridge the gap between established machinery and the demands of the modern industrial landscape. This means that your tried and tested equipment can evolve alongside the digital transformation, remaining relevant and effective in an increasingly interconnected world.

Furthermore, our integrated approach opens doors to a host of benefits. From streamlined operations to enhanced data accessibility, the Digital Factory vision becomes not only achievable but also immensely rewarding. Real-time insights, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance capabilities become par for the course, ensuring optimal performance and resource utilization.

In essence, our Controller serves as a linchpin in the journey toward an interconnected, digitally empowered factory environment. It not only preserves the value of your existing investments but also paves the way for a seamless transition into the era of Industry 4.0. With this powerful tool at your disposal, you’re equipped to embrace the future of manufacturing with confidence and efficiency.

Join us in this presentation as we delve deeper into the transformative potential of our Controller, demonstrating how it can catalyze your organization’s evolution towards a fully realized Digital Factory. Together, let’s shape the future of industry and lead the way into a new era of manufacturing excellence.

See what's in store from Horner Automation

Cscape 10 and Canvas Series Controllers

Cscape 10 is our next major release for our free PLC software. Cscape combines graphical ladder diagram programming (based on IEC-1131) with operator interface development to completely integrate the control package.

Included in this major release we will have:

  • Feature-rich Graphics
  • Re-Designed user interface
  • New and improved symbol library
  • Improved ease of use with gesture support, including rotate, flip and swipe gestures
  • Interactive Trend Object
  • High Quality Control Panel Visualization and Objects
  • Superior Animation Performance
  • Continued Evolution of Advanced Logic Languages

The release of Cscape 10 will also unlock the full potential of our upcoming Canvas Series of controllers. The Canvas Series will harness all the above features on a range of powerful All-In-One controllers to suit all kinds of applications.

The Canvas Series Controllers will feature:

  • All-new Models with a New Look
  • Multi-core CPU with an Advanced Graphics Engine

Please note that the Canvas Series will require Cscape 10.


XL Prime Series Controllers

ALL-IN-ONE CONTROL – performs all machine functions in a unified hardware design; Logic Control, Operator Interface, I/O and Networking.

MODERN MEMORY ARCHITECTURE – based on a custom designed SOM (System on Module) utilizing a powerful ARM microprocessor and 100% nonvolatile
memory for reliability.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE LOGIC ENGINE – fast scan times solving user logic using Variable-based Advanced Ladder logic or the IEC 6-1131 language set.

ONLINE PROGRAMMING – make logic changes without stopping the controller.

HIGH-RESOLUTION COLOR TOUCHSCREEN – for detailed graphics and nearly instantaneous screen updates.

ADVANCED HIGH-SPEED COUNTER – four built-in counters supporting frequencies over 500 kHz.

INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET AND REMOTE CONTROL – Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP and BACnet IP; FTP file transfer, Email. WebMI* for web-based Remote Monitoring; Push data to the cloud with MQTT* Sparkplug. *WebMI/MQTT requires one-time license.

PLUG-AND-PLAY DATALOGGING – record machine and process variables to microSD or USB Flash Drive.

BUILT-IN I/O – Included in all models.