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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

Support-focused enterprise controls: template design strategies

Highly productive manufacturing processes rely on standard, controller-based system applications.... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: command control

Control circuits will always appear chaotic to support personnel. This is especially true when... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: machine application model

Machine events are typically mechanism movements, standalone external processes, or special... » 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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Using test cases as a cost and risk control tool

Bugs going unseen until production end up costing even more time and... » more

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Pump Control: Introduction

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

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