Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

In case you didn't notice: DCS and automation upgrade examples

The April issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on DCS modernization, automation methods used in a... » more

Doug Bell, InterConnecting Automation Inc., joins Control Engineering editorial advisory board

Doug Bell, president of InterConnecting Automation Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisc., joined the Control... » more

Origins of the programmable controller and its potential future

The programmable logic controller (PLC) went through a lot of trial-and-error in its early... » more

Ladder logic 305: ASCII and strings

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and strings are designed to turn... » 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

Articles about the IIoT and manufacturing, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller for... » more

What controller fits your application?

Controllers available for modern applications include programmable logic controllers (PLCs),... » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

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Advanced strain sensors for multi-axis, load measurements

The Micro-Measurements brand of Vishay Precision Group's S5060 series is a line of Transducer Class multi-grid advanced strain sensors are designed for robotics, factory automation, machinery, and materials testing applications. » more

Mechatronic drive unit

Lenze's Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit that combines a gearbox, motor, electronics and software tailored specifically to horizontal material flow tasks.

Non-contact rotary torque sensor

The Datum Electronics Series RS425 non-contact rotary torque transducers are designed to fit in line with any drivetrain or test bed using either a spline or keyway shaft.

Rotary position sensor series for harsh, critical applications

TT Electronics' PHS family of rotary position sensors are designed to provide precision sensing in harsh environments and in critical applications. » more

Polycarbonate enclosure for harsh operating conditions

Fibox's ARCA IEC is a polycarbonate enclosure designed as an enclosing alternative to steel, impact resistant polycarbonate and can be used in harsh operating conditions. » 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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