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Understanding PID control and loop tuning fundamentals
Understanding PID control and loop tuning fundamentals

PID loop tuning may not be a hard science, but it’s not magic either. Here are some tuning tips that work.Read More

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DCS migrations: Opportunity for improvement, or operational disaster
DCS migrations: Opportunity for improvement, or operational disaster

When planning a distributed control system (DCS) migration, some of the old can be retained, but don’t go too far. Training is critical to a smooth and safe transition.Read More

Surviving a control system migration project
Surviving a control system migration project

Control system migration projects can provide significant value to industrial operations by ensuring a smooth transition to newer technology with virtually no changes to physical wiring or... Read More

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Managing processes with the IIoT
Managing processes with the IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is creating more streamlined and efficient methods to manage processes.Read More

Process data object re-mapping procedures
Process data object re-mapping procedures

Process data object (PDO) mapping is an essential feature of CANopen that describes which individual process variables in the data field of a PDO is transmitted. CiA 301, in particular, requires a... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The July issue of Control Engineering includes stories on saving energy with automation, process control system updates, and the Road to IANA.
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2017 System Integrator of the Year Call for Entries
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business for the 11th System Integrator of the Year program. The chosen System Integrator of the Year winners will receive worldwide recognition from Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, and will be inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
Deadline to enter: Friday, August 5, 2016.
Upcoming Webcast
Leveraging Network Building Blocks and Cisco Validated Designs for Industrial Ethernet Deployment
Presenter Andy Banathy will discuss how Ethernet deployment has been exploding on the plant floor with the arrival of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He will also discuss how this has driven a major shift from industrial automation control systems (IACS) to industrial Ethernet switch (IES) architectures.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Polycarbonate enclosure series for marine, wastewater applications
Polycarbonate enclosure series for marine, wastewater applications

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Multi-conductor terminal blocks with push-in connection technology

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Leakage current clamps for monitoring critical equipment
Leakage current clamps for monitoring critical equipment

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Wireless emergency stop for machine safety applications

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2016 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit
Join Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Hannover Fairs USA for the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, part of the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) pavilion at the 2016 IMTS Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Click here to register.