Control Systems - CNC, Motion Control

How to select a motor for an industrial application

Cover Story: Understanding the main types of loads, motors, and applications can help simplify... » more

Software helps size, select motors

Software can help engineers select the right motor regardless of application and be useful for new... » more

Six key differences between PLCs and computers

On the surface, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers are similar, but PLCs can... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 30 to February 5: IIoT advice, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller, more

Articles about the IIoT and manufacturing, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller for... » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 16-22: TSN and real-time Ethernet, reusable PLC code, hot Control Engineering topics, more

Articles about TSN and real-time Ethernet networking, reusable PLC code advantages, hot Control... » more

Robots are crucial to the always-on supply chain

Mobile robots speed material flow to fulfillment workstations and between manufacturing processes... » more

How a PC-based control system is an option for every application

Cover Story: As automation technology accelerates in the industry, PC-based control is an option... » more

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PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series. » more

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that collects historical and production data and can operate as a mass storage device. » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Batch manufacturing software with mobile production capabilities

Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk Batch View software is designed to provide a scalable, browser-based interface that adapts across smartphones to tablets and PCs and allows users to access real-time information.

Universal data logger for research, industrial applications

Omega's OM-DAQXL series of portable, handheld data logger is designed for process monitoring and measurement in R&D, industrial, chemical, water treatment, and HVAC applications.  » more

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Four reasons to be fluent in multiple platforms

Being fluent in multiple platforms can be a helpful tool in the... » more

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Pump Control Video Series

Pump Control: Introduction

The U.S. alone has 32 million motors and about...

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Poll of the Week

When buying or specifying a controller, what are the most important considerations?
Speed, latency, memory
Upgrade, licensing simplicity
I/O count, communications ability
Previous controller brand, purchasing agreements
Failsafe, hotswapping
IEC 61131-3 programming, offline programming, simulation
Initial lifecycle costs
Integrated functions such as motion, vision, HMI
Other


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