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Avoid the pitfalls of ‘reuse’ on your automation project
Avoid the pitfalls of ‘reuse’ on your automation project

The term “reuse” is currently en vogue in automation. It refers to taking past work—code, process description, graphics, etc.—and restating it for new projects. Take this scenario: a manufacturer is expanding production in its Illinois facility by adding a new process line nearly identical to the one in its Missouri... Read More

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Designing real-time process controllers
Designing real-time process controllers

Today, almost all automation and control systems are designed, developed, and built using data processors, microprocessors, DSPs, or any other processing device that executes instructions derived... Read More

Lean automation offers higher product quality; less wiring, programming time
Lean automation offers higher product quality; less wiring, programming time

The textiles industry has changed dramatically over the years, but specialty yarns and woven fabrics made of advanced materials continue to be a factor in U.S. manufacturing. OPA Consulting... Read More

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Support-focused enterprise controls series
Support-focused enterprise controls series

An article in the September 2014 issue of Control Engineering reported the origins of the first programmable logic controller (PLC). It described a race to produce a PC-based or special logic... Read More

PoS attack means manufacturers should remain vigilant
PoS attack means manufacturers should remain vigilant

It wasn't too long ago when industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems were in the scope of the bad guys. These systems, sometimes close to 30... Read More

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Optimizing Motor, Drives and Gearbox Systems to Ensure Best Performance and Total Cost of Ownership: Questions and Answers.
William Finley answers questions about optimizing motor, drives and gearbox systems to ensure best performance and total cost of ownership.
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Uninterruptible power supply series for DC applications
Uninterruptible power supply series for DC applications

Weidmuller’s modular Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) series is designed to offer... Read More

Modeling and simulation platform
Modeling and simulation platform

MapleSim 7 by Maplesoft is an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform designed to... Read More

Line scan camera with RGB, NIR ouputs
Line scan camera with RGB, NIR ouputs

Teledyne Dalsa's Piranha4 2k quadlinear line scan camera featuring red, green, and blue (RGB)... Read More

PC-based SCADA software suite
PC-based SCADA software suite

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's MC Works64 is a PC-based supervisory control and data... Read More

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