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Top 10 Control Engineering articles, January 9 to February 8: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, SI Giants, process models, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 System Integrator Giants, process models and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, February 1-7: Process models, wireless and closed-loop applications, information systems, more

Articles about process models and feedback control, wireless for closed-loop applications,... » more

PLCs can improve wind turbine performance

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

Intelligent automation series part 3: Information systems

Part 3: This series explains the automation pyramid: A framework for process intelligence 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

Distributed control system upgrades for process control systems

There are many reasons to upgrade a distributed control system (DCS) for a process control system,... » more

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2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories. » more

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

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Remote support update advice and best practices

When a controls programmer has make a live update to an already... » more

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Pump Control: Introduction

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

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Covers equipment and methods used to measure and manipulate the conditions of continuous and batch processes.

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