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PC-based control helps KVAL door production machines
PC-based control helps KVAL door production machines

Application Update: KVAL Inc. used PC-based control, servo drives with one cable, and EtherCAT industrial Ethernet for communications to reduce the wired-to-running time of door assembly machinery from 2 to 4 days without testing for two people to less than 1 day with testing for one person. KVAL was able to program,...Read More

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Reinventing absolute rotary encoders
Reinventing absolute rotary encoders

Technology Update: New design and signal evaluation improve capabilities of absolute rotary encoders, offering high resolution and accuracy of optical absolute encoders with the ruggedness and... Read More

Many sensors require better data acquisition, analysis
Many sensors require better data acquisition, analysis

Big Data isn’t just more data, it is smarter decisions, faster. Smarter measurements and faster decisions can result from wise use of smarter sensors, instrumentation, networks, and software, so... Read More

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The most advanced controller in the world!
Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 family is a comprehensive portfolio offering extremely fast response times, drive integration, safety & security integrated, easy commissioning, & integrated system diagnostics for the full range of medium & high-end applications. Learn more.
Pneumatic systems: 10 ways to save energy
Pneumatic systems: 10 ways to save energy

Manage pressure, find the leaks and build a strong system of equipment and peopleRead More

Control Engineering salary and career survey, 2015
Control Engineering salary and career survey, 2015

Control Engineering research: While slightly less is expected for salary and significantly more for bonuses in 2015 compared to 2014, concerns about shortages of skilled workers remained highest on... Read More

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Featured Program
System Integrator Giants Call for Nominations
Participate in the 2015 System Integrator Giants program, which recognizes the top system integrators listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database. The in-depth analysis of these companies will appear in the August issue of Control Engineering and online at www.controleng.com/giants.
Submit by May 22.
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The ISA-TS soft starter from IGEL is suitable for drives with a low starting current and/or a high starting torque. As compared to a frequency converter the ISA-TS needs just 50% of the space. Learn more.
Featured Webcast
Webcast Q&A session
Robert Elliot from Panduit answered questions from the April 23 webcast Reliable fiber optic networks: design and deployment best practices on topics including physical layer best practices and understanding proper fiber media selection for each physical layer in the EtherNet/IP network, design recommendations, and additional safety and security best practices.
Learn more.
Featured Products
Push buttons and signaling devices for harsh conditions
Push buttons and signaling devices for harsh conditions

Siemens' Sirius Act are of 22 mm IEC push buttons, indicator lights, and selector switches are... Read More

Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression
Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression

Banner Engineering's Q3X LD50 laser contrast sensor has fixed background suppression as well as... Read More

Process controller with touch-screen technology
Process controller with touch-screen technology

Watlow's F4T with Intuition temperature process controller is designed to provide intuitive... Read More

Ethernet-to-fiber media converter for harsh industrial environments
Ethernet-to-fiber media converter for harsh industrial environments

Moxa's IMC-21GA Gigabit Ethernet-to-fiber media converter is designed for harsh industrial... Read More

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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program, which recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Nominations close June 24, 2015.