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Adapting control architectures for smarter machines

Cover story: Embedded systems help create smart machines, providing flexibility, increasingly... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, November 23-29: Engineers' Choice finalists, PLC or DCS, pressure transmitters, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists; choosing between a PLC and DCS; pressure... » more

Blast furnace and stove control systems see a retrofit

A major Midwestern steel producer sees a sequenced changeover of all process control parameters,... » more

Quarry carves out twice the production

Inside Machines: Modernization plan doubles production, minimizes costs at California quarry using... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, November 16-22: PLCs, PACs, or IPCs; pressure transmitters; Engineers' Choice finalists; more

Articles about PLCs, PACs, or IPCs for a project; pressure transmitter selection; the Engineers'... » more

Convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs

There are three common types of machine or process controllers: PLCs, PACs, and IPCs. Here’s how to... » more

How to select a controller

Think Again: Applications and controller options vary widely. Take care in selection, especially in... » more

PLC vs. PAC vs. IPCs

Know the features, limits, and compatibilities to select the right controller: programmable logic... » more

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Vote now for the Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.  » more

Embedded computer module for machine learning

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 module is an embedded computer designed to enable machine learning and process deep neural networks-computer software that can learn to recognize objects or interpret information.  » more

Touchscreen operator interface panel allows for easy customization

AutomationDirect’s EA3-T6CL C-more Micro 6-in. touch panel is designed for customizing objects, screen backgrounds and displaying bitmap graphics.  » more

Industrial multi-touch panel computer is sealed to IP69K

Advantech’s IPPC-5211WS is a fully sealed IP69K, stainless steel, industrial multi-touch panel for food and beverage, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical applications.  » more

Apps for Engineers: Business Administration

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These business... » 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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Poll of the Week

Effect of Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0: Compared to 2015, next year will your organization spend more on people, processes, and/or technologies than you would have without these two somewhat intersecting frameworks?
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