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Fundamentals of cascade control
Fundamentals of cascade control

When multiple sensors are available for measuring conditions in a controlled process, a cascade control system can often perform better than a traditional single-measurement controller. Consider, for example, the steam-fed water heater shown in the sidebar Heating Water with Cascade Control. In Figure A, a... Read More

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System Integrator Giants of 2014
System Integrator Giants of 2014

Growing concern about the economy’s impact on system integration, challenges in finding and keeping quality engineers, finding new clients, and a strong belief in education and mentoring were among... Read More

10 ways to improve strategic planning
10 ways to improve strategic planning

Through promotion or a new job assignment, most business leaders at some point in their career will hear these words: “Congratulations, you are now responsible for strategic planning.” While the... Read More

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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
Meet your manufacturing peers and see the future of automation. Come to the 2014 Industrial Automation North America Pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show Sept. 8-13 in Chicago. Attend North America's largest manufacturing show. Click here for speakers, agenda, and to register.
Adjustable frequency drives save energy, lower risk, add reliability
Adjustable frequency drives save energy, lower risk, add reliability

Power management company Eaton announces the launch of the PowerXL Series DG1 adjustable frequency drive. Designed for global commercial, industrial, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM)... Read More

More from 1955: Nuclear energy breeds new markets for control
More from 1955: Nuclear energy breeds new markets for control

Happy 60th, Control Engineering! Our magazine first published in September 1954. This monthly column in 2014 will resurrect some of our favorite material from the 1954 and 1955 issues. Technologies... Read More

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Engineers’ Choice Nominations
The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers.
Nominations close Aug. 29
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Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide
This eGuide illustrates how machine safety is serious business and should be at the forefront of any machine builder’s design process as well as the key steps necessary to lower risk and it highlights how integrated safety components can simplify machine design.
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Upcoming Webcast
Upcoming Webcast
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

Sponsored by: Siemens
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Linear piezo nanopositioner series
Linear piezo nanopositioner series

Aerotech's QNP-L series of linear piezo nanopositioning stages give nanometer-level... Read More

Current transducer combines current transformer, signal conditioner
Current transducer combines current transformer, signal conditioner

NK Technologies' AT/ATR-LS Current Transducer combines a current transformer and signal... Read More

USB module for noise and vibration measurement
USB module for noise and vibration measurement

Data Translation's DT9857 high channel count USB module is designed for noise and vibration... Read More

Tower lights for operator guidance, equipment status
Tower lights for operator guidance, equipment status

Banner Engineering's TL50 compact tower lights are ideal for space-restricted applications... Read More

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The 2014 System Integration study was conducted by Control Engineering to better understand system integration of devices and systems as applied to controls, automation, and instrumentation from the perspectives of the system integrator and the engineering hiring the system integrator. Download the Control Engineering System Integration Research today!