Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

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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Motorized positioning stage for research and industrial applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) M-122 is a motorized positioning stage designed for research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, quality assurance testing, photonics packaging, test equipment, and... » more

Single-point load cells for filling applications

Mettler Toledo's SLP85xD load cell is made for automated weighing and is ideal for dynamic weighing applications in filling machines and conveyors.  » more

LED signal light for hazardous environments

Larson Electronics' EPL-TL-1X10W-C-PA LED signal light is equipped with an audible horn and can be configured for different lamp colors and different tones with an alert system that can withstand demanding conditions and be heard... » more

Fork sensor series with red light and laser models

AutomationDirect’s PS series fork sensors are offered in visible red light and laser models and the rugged metal one-piece construction is designed for constant alignment. » more

Microprocessor-based variable frequency drive for OEM applications

American Control Electronics' ACF700 series has an onboard microprocessor that allows custom programming for a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications.  » 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

Overview

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:
Policies, procedures and training
Control of information
Control of documentation
Roles and responsibilities
Tools and metrics
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