Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

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

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 25-31: Motor and drive efficiency, Microsoft Windows 10, more

Articles about motors, drives and HVAC efficiency; Microsoft Windows 10; data historians and the... » more

Integrated control platform for OEMs

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series control platform incorporates sequence, motion,... » more

Multi-functional synchronous lifting system

Enerpac's EVO Mini (EVOM) is a multi-functional synchronous lifting system that monitors and... » more

Keynote speakers announced for automation event

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced the keynote speakers for its annual A3... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 11-17: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, 2015 SI Giants, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, and... » more

Journey to the center of the plant: SCADA systems information flow

Part 2: Understanding the network communication process between a PLC and the SCADA computer is... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, December 12 to January 11: SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, more

Articles about the 2015 System Integrator Giants, overcoming flow measurement challenges, choosing... » more

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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

Laser material processing system for manufacturing

Universal Laser Systems' XLS Platform is designed for precision 2D cutting and surface modification for applications such as organic material modification including plastic films, industrial fabrics, engineering plastics,... » 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


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

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