Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

How to cut costs and maximize production with servo automation

Inside Machines: Lumber machine manufacturer’s moves to servo control yields increased precision,... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles September 10 to October 10: PID velocity, level instruments, small-scale automation, more

Articles about PID velocity, choosing the right level instrument, small-scale automation projects,... » more

PLC coding guidelines released

PLCopen has released coding guidelines designed to help provide industrial control programming... » more

Journey to the center of the plant: SCADA returns system information to sensors, process tools

After the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software is in place and the system is... » more

PLC object-oriented programming benefits

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is about organizing and simplifying program elements in an... » more

Packaging operation increases by half with planning, wireless, mobility

Cover Story: System integrator upgrades a cherry packaging operation at Prima Frutta, for a 50%... » more

Prima Frutta Linden cherry packing facility: Project and installation technology details

Project and product details follow in a major Industrial Automation Group (IAG) and Prima Frutta... » more

Challenges for industrial equipment manufacturers

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

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Explosion-proof motion sensor for hazardous locations

Larson Electronics' EXP-MS-N4X-AT-HV explosion proof motion sensor is designed for use in hazardous areas and is constructed of copper free non-sparking aluminum construction with a glass window front for motion detection. » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21. » more

Drive solution for hazardous locations

Danfoss' Vacon X5 HazLo is an ac drive designed for hazardous locations and applications such as refineries, utility gas plants, or other areas where ignitable substances are not normally present but may exist in unusual... » more

Brush dc motor series for semiconductor applications

Torque Systems has developed a high performance family of three size 15 permanent magnet dc motors that are designed for applications including semiconductor processing, equipment robots, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and... » more

Encoder series for precision applications

Celera Motion's MicroE Optira Series of encoders are designed to provide a resolution of up to 5nm with the automatic gain control (AGC), interpolation, and signal processing carried out in the sensor head. » 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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