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PLCs can improve wind turbine performance

Installing non-OEM programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on wind turbines improves performance and... » more

The three R’s: Repair, replace, or retrofit

Deciding whether to repair, replace, or retrofit an asset within a plant depends on business goals... » more

DC slotted mini motors for power hand tools

Portescap’s brushless dc slotted mini motors that provide high speed and torque for surgical power... » more

Electronic company acquires potentiometer business

Bourns, Inc., announced it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 11-17: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, 2015 SI Giants, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, and... » more

Pushbuttons and selector switches for wiring applications with narrow space

AutomationDirect's Fuji Electric 22mm devices include AR22-series pushbuttons, selector switches... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, December 12 to January 11: SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, more

Articles about the 2015 System Integrator Giants, overcoming flow measurement challenges, choosing... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 4-10: Flow measurement, heat exchanger strategies, more

Articles about flow measurement challenges, heat exchanger control strategies, PLC and DCSs for... » more

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Automation system software upgrade for safety-related applications

Pilz's Release 13 for the PSS 4000 automation system features a non-persistent online change function that allows individual changes to be transferred to the control systems for safety-related applications. » more

Modular switch range for complex industrial applications

EAO's Series 61 are modular switch ranges designed for applications with high temperature variations or mechanically demanding environments. » more

Pushbuttons and selector switches for wiring applications with narrow space

AutomationDirect's Fuji Electric 22mm devices include AR22-series pushbuttons, selector switches and joysticks as well as pilot lights and buzzers. They can be wired in horizontal and vertical directions making wiring in narrow... » more

IO measurement and control solution for utility, industrial applications

The SEL Axion is a modular, scalable, and distributed I/O measurement and control solution that is capable of serving up to 64 phasor quantities at 60 measurements per second, which makes it suitable for small to large power... » more

Interface technology for engineering, programming applications

Bosch Rexroth's Open Core Interface technology is designed for mechanical engineering and machine programming applications and enables machine builders to create their own individual functions without the need for additional... » more

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Windows 10: Upgrade or not?

Microsoft introduced Windows 10, but should industrial institutions... » more

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Pump Control: Introduction

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

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