Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

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

Network portfolio for industrial automation

Balluff's CC-Link IE field is a 1GBPS network designed for industrial automation applications and... » more

PC-based controls: Busting myths, revealing benefits

PC-based control systems provide many benefits and simplified solutions for industrial... » more

Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter

LaserLinc's TLAser1240 scanning laser micrometer is a single-axis diameter gauge that is designed... » more

PLC designed for leveraging the IIoT for process applications

Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) ControlEdge programmable logic controller (PLC) uses OPC UA... » more

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Front locking nut technology for M12 connectors

Mencom's front locking nut technology for M12 connectors are designed for thread mount applications that need specific keyway orientations due to the space constraint or any other unexpected engineering situations. » more

Direct drive motors for moving payloads

Electromate's Infinity Series is designed to enable OEMs to move light payloads in smooth and accurate arc-shaped and full 360-deg rotary motion profiles. » more

Safety light curtains with optoelectric protective device

ABB's Orion safety light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light curtain or light grid configuration.  » more

Servomotors for demanding motion control applications

Siemens' 1FT7 family is a line of high-performance servomotors for machine tool CNC interpolation, production machine web handling and other demanding motion control applications.  » more

Power lock plugs for industrial manufacturing and hospital environments

Eaton's power lock plugs, connectors, and receptacles are designed for industrial manufacturing and hospital environments. » 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

Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
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Powerlink
Profinet
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