Info Management - PLM, Control Design

How to choose open- or closed-loop control

Defining open- and closed-loop control with application examples can help explain when each should... » more

Micro terminal blocks for machine, switchgear applications

Phoenix Contact's MP 1.5 micro terminal blocks with push-in connection terminal blocks accommodate...

Guidelines for using a closed-loop control system

Tutorial: Which factors should be considered to determine whether an open-loop or a closed-loop... » more

Ease of use: Programmable controllers

With “ease of use” blowing like wind through the branches of automation and control, standard... » more

Figure 1: Closed-loop climate control systems circulate cool air from top to bottom in the cabinet while cooling and recirculating warm air that returns to the direct exchange unit. In addition to being more reliable than refrigerant-based systems, liquid

Thermal management requirements for edge computing

Edge computing requires several variables to be considered and an advanced climate control... » more

Smart edge devices facilitate data processing at the plant level, enabling transmission of process data to and from the cloud. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

PC-based controls: Expanding plant-floor architectures from the edge to IIoT

Edge devices facilitate data processing at the plant level, increasing security and using... » more

Figure 2: Using a device-centric approach, where the device handles the low-level details of the hardware interfaces, can simplify programming. AutomationDirect’s Do-more Designer controller programming software platform has a device-centric approach. Cou

Controller embeds programming efficiency

Cover Story: PLC programming: Selecting the right controller and accompanying programming software... » more

Industrial Internet of Things platform software, ThingWorx from PTC, can provide insights in just an hour, according to the company, as explained and demonstrated in the webcast, Leave my Things Alone: Getting Started with IIoT. Courtesy: PTC

Webcast on getting started with IIoT offers extra answers

The webcast, “Leave my Things Alone: Getting Started with IIoT,” sponsored by PTC, shows how IIoT... » more

Figure 1: Closed-loop climate control systems circulate cool air from top to bottom in the cabinet while cooling and recirculating warm air that returns to the direct exchange unit. In addition to being more reliable than refrigerant-based systems, liquid Smart edge devices facilitate data processing at the plant level, enabling transmission of process data to and from the cloud. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation Figure 2: Using a device-centric approach, where the device handles the low-level details of the hardware interfaces, can simplify programming. AutomationDirect’s Do-more Designer controller programming software platform has a device-centric approach. Cou Industrial Internet of Things platform software, ThingWorx from PTC, can provide insights in just an hour, according to the company, as explained and demonstrated in the webcast, Leave my Things Alone: Getting Started with IIoT. Courtesy: PTC

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In-circuit programming and debugging development tool

Microchip Technology's MPLAB ICD 4 is an in-circuit programming and debugging development tool for Microchip’s PIC microcontroller (MCU) and dsPIC digital signal controller portfolios.

Single board computer for rugged shock/vibration performance

Digi International's ConnectCore 6UL SBC Pro is a connected single board computer (SBC) based on the NXP i.MX6UL application processor is designed for industrial operating temperature and rugged shock/vibration performance.

Handheld communicator with synchronization technology

Emerson’s AMS Trex Device Communicator is designed to improve response time to operational changes through and connect field data with decision makers, maintenance, and operations personnel.

2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Entry deadline extended to Aug. 11

Enter your products today! Entries for the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards close at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Modular touch panel computers for effective information management

Advantech's two-piece panel PCs are designed to take advantage of Industrie 4.0 applications and are IP66-compliant.

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