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Challenges for industrial equipment manufacturers

Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are companies that build a specific type of industrial... » more

Extended deadline, last day: Engineers' Choice Awards

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Tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance for pumps

IIoT Video: sensors on critical pumps can feed a system to help technicians or operators identify... » more

Small-scale automation projects

Inside Machines: How to get past time, money, and resource issues when executing small projects and... » more

Overcoming loop tuning challenges

Proper control-loop tuning can improve production quality and throughput and minimize... » more

Ladder logic 106: One shots

Different programmable logic controller (PLC) manufacturers use one shots to develop a scan that is... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, June 11 to July 11: Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals and... » more

Control Engineering re-establishes editorial advisory board

Automation engineering industry experts advance Control Engineering’s continuous improvement and... » more

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Low-voltage motor control for equipment, actuator control applications

American Control Electronics' (ACE) DCH403-10 is a low-voltage motor control with a single phase ac line source and is designed for applications such as solar-powered devices, mobile equipment and actuator control. » more

Position/displacement system for microscopy, precision grinding applications

Kaman Precision Products' SMT 9700 position/displacement system is designed to provide high resolution noncontact position/displacement feedback of electrically conductive targets.  » more

Safety gate system for protecting personnel, processes

Pilz's Psenmlock safety gate system is designed to protect personnel and processes and is suitable for machines with a hazardous overrun that makes guard locking essential for applications such as rotating knives, flywheels or... » more

Self-learning soft starter motor series

Carlo Gavazzi's RSGD series of self-learning soft starters is designed for 3-phase fixed speed ac induction motor applications such as control of pumps, fans, and compressors for water treatment, agriculture, building automation,... » more

Wireless emergency stop for machine safety applications

Humanistic Robotics' (HRI) Wireless Emergency Stop (E-stop) is a tool designed to help companies avoid unsafe and unproductive situations by enabling anyone to intervene in the operation of a machine wirelessly.  » more

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

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Motors and Drives Video Series


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

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Poll of the Week

The MESA Manufacturing Operations Management Capability Maturity Model (July issue) focuses on:
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