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Control Engineering advice: 60 years and beyond
Control Engineering advice: 60 years and beyond

As the past offers wisdom about how to apply the control loop, the future offers promise for automation and controls technologies, as the control loop expands into other fields and applications. Even when those using control-loop concepts (sense, decide, actuate, and repeat to optimize) do not call it "the... Read More

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Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'
Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'

I’m currently in the midst of a migration project from an obsolete distributed control system (DCS) and the biggest challenge is convincing the plant that the team has done a perfect conversion in... Read More

We need a more educated workforce for the future of manufacturing
We need a more educated workforce for the future of manufacturing

"With a smarter, complicated, and data-driven manufacturing industry today, we need a more educated and skilled workforce that has problem-solving and critical thinking ability," said... Read More

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Current industry challenges and expectations of an automation partner
Current industry challenges and expectations of an automation partner

At the 2014 Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition, the theme is “harness the future of innovation." In order to do that, presenter Simon Lam showed how far industrial automation... Read More

All-in-one control platform in a 15.6-inch HMI panel
All-in-one control platform in a 15.6-inch HMI panel

Unitronics is proud to introduce the latest addition to the UniStream line, a 15.6-in. human machine interface (HMI) panel. The Unistream15 is a color touchscreen with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution... Read More

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2014 System Integrator Giants
Control Engineering's top 100 System Integrator Giants for 2014 are ranked according to total system integration revenue for the most recently completed fiscal year. The in-depth analysis of these firms reveals what's going on in the industry, and how it has changed over the past few years
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Optimizing Motor, Drives and Gearbox Systems to Ensure Best Performance and Total Cost of Ownership

Presenter William Finley from Siemens will explain that with modern industrial systems, there is a large advantage in total cost of ownership when driven equipment, adjustable frequency drives (AFD), motors, and gearboxes are matched and driven at ratings appropriate for these components.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Fiber optics improve industrial controller communications
Fiber optics improve industrial controller communications

Industrial controller communications may be improved with fiber optic cables. Optical fiber cables... Read More

Gateway switch for PLC programming and process visualization
Gateway switch for PLC programming and process visualization

Wago's PFC200 is designed to offer compact, computing power for PLC programming and process... Read More

Multi-touch panel PC series has multi-core CPUs
Multi-touch panel PC series has multi-core CPUs

Beckhoff Automation's CP22xx Panel PC series combines a multi-touch interface with... Read More

Communications module for Profibus network
Communications module for Profibus network

Molex's Brad SST Communication Modules SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL, SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL-CC and SST-PB3S-CLXT-RLL... Read More

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