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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Touchless rotary angle sensor series

Novotechnik's RFC4800 series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position and make measurements through air and non-magnetic materials.  » more

Differential measurement system for space-limited applications

Kaman Precision Products' KD-5100 differential measurement system is designed to provide resolution to a nanometer of positional change. » more

Laser marking system

Automated Laser’s AutoLase CSG2-30, is a 30-watt turnkey CO2 laser marking system is designed to mark on multiple sides of a component, mark on the entire circumference of circular parts, perform simple inspection prior to...

Escape hood respirator for chemical, petrochemical applications

Dräger's Parat 4920 escape hood respirator is designed for the general, chemical, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries and offer filter replacement service and training for safety equipment users.

Motion controller for air bearing positioning stages

Physik Instrumente's (PI) A-81x motion controller is designed to handle 1, 2, or 4-axis of PIglide air bearing positioning stages.  » 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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