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2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

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

Remote support update advice and best practices

When a controls programmer has make a live update to an already running process, it is best to... » more

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

Programmable alarm trips for process, chemical applications

Moore Industries' SPA2IS programmable alarm trips with built-in intrinsically-safe (IS) field... » more

Machinery health analyzer for hazardous environments

Emerson Process Management’s CSI 2140 machinery health analyzer collects data required to assess a... » more

Motor repair standards for increased efficiency and reliability updated

An updated edition of the repair of motors and generators by ANSI/EASA describes industry best... » more

Well-grounded serial networking

Without proper grounding in a RS-422/485 installation, the user becomes vulnerable to common mode... » more

Enclosure series expanded for electrical, electronic and wet environments

AutomationDirect has added over 200 NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures and subpanel to their Hubbell-Wiegmann... » more

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2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

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

Robot series designed for fast, repeatable movements

ABB's IRB 910SC line of selective compliance articulated robot arm (SCARA) robots is designed for applications such as small parts assembly, material handling, component placement, parts inspection, and laboratory automation. » more

Machinery health analyzer for hazardous environments

Emerson Process Management’s CSI 2140 machinery health analyzer collects data required to assess a machine’s condition for hazardous environments. » more

Stainless steel faced sensors

Turck's 2-wire, dc stainless steel faced sensor are designed to be used as substitutes for traditional plastic faced sensors to resist corrosion and is rated IP67 against moisture ingress.  » more

Enclosure series expanded for electrical, electronic and wet environments

AutomationDirect has added over 200 NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures and subpanel to their Hubbell-Wiegmann line for electrical, electronic, wet, and harsh environments with items ranging from wall mount enclosures to floor mount models. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

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Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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