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PLC data logger for collecting historical, production data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... » more

Six key differences between PLCs and computers

On the surface, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers are similar, but PLCs can... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 30 to February 5: IIoT advice, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller, more

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What controller fits your application?

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Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

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Chemical manufacturer tames alarm management

Even after an input/output (I/O) migration, and installing a new distributed control system (DCS)... » more

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PLC data logger for collecting historical, production data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that collects historical and production data and can operate as a mass storage device. » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Batch manufacturing software with mobile production capabilities

Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk Batch View software is designed to provide a scalable, browser-based interface that adapts across smartphones to tablets and PCs and allows users to access real-time information.

Universal data logger for research, industrial applications

Omega's OM-DAQXL series of portable, handheld data logger is designed for process monitoring and measurement in R&D, industrial, chemical, water treatment, and HVAC applications.  » more

Remote monitoring system

SignalFire's SFRSS is designed for remote monitoring solutions for tracking tubing and casing pressures in the oil field. » more

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Poll of the Week

When buying or specifying a controller, what are the most important considerations?
Speed, latency, memory
Upgrade, licensing simplicity
I/O count, communications ability
Previous controller brand, purchasing agreements
Failsafe, hotswapping
IEC 61131-3 programming, offline programming, simulation
Initial lifecycle costs
Integrated functions such as motion, vision, HMI
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