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Developing high-performance HMIs: Enhancing interface effectiveness

Inside Process: This two-part series examines the development of high-performance, human-machine... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, June 11 to July 11: Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals and... » more

Control Engineering re-establishes editorial advisory board

Automation engineering industry experts advance Control Engineering’s continuous improvement and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 6-12: Additive manufacturing, Big Data and virtualization, engineering career advice, more

Articles about 3-D additive manufacturing, Big Data and virtualization, engineering career advice,... » more

Hardware design best practices are not static

Hardware design changes might not occur as frequently as software updates, but they need to be... » more

Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, April 9 to May 9: PLC scanning, Engineers' Choice, data acquisition and analysis, more

Articles about PLC scanning, managing automation upgrades, data manipulation, data acquisition, and... » more

Software construction guidelines released

The PLCopen Coding Guidelines version 1.0 has been released and contains 63 rules for software... » more

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Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS Series miniature proportional joystick and is ideal for controlling unmanned vehicles, robotics and other remote controlled... » more

Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC

Pilz's Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control is an operator terminal equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. » more

Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics

Siemens' Simatic AFDiSD active field distributor features extended Fieldbus diagnostics that can be installed and allow users to access the latest information about their Fieldbus installation for information such as power,... » more

Control units designed for CANopen protocol slave devices

ICP DAS USA's CAN-8823 control units have 8 slots for I/O expansion and work with most digital remote I/O modules. » more

Explosion-proof momentary push button switch

Larson Electronics' EPS-2XPB-SG-MS is designed for controlling machinery or process in industrial and commercial applications and is explosion-proof. » more

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Size matters when selecting the right enclosure

Panel location and budget are always thought about when building... » more

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Pump Control: Introduction

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

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Poll of the Week

Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
EtherCAT
EtherNet/IP
Modbus TCP
Powerlink
Profinet
SERCOS
IEC 61850


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