Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is growing in members, international presence, conference participation, and organizational mission, helping automation system integrators and their customers, according to CSIA.
Industrial Energy Management: The U.S. electrical grid is characterized by mechanical switches with slow response times, a lack of analytics, and poor system visibility. Sounds like a job for an automation engineer.
Case study: Briggs & Stratton’s first-of-its-kind power regeneration system cuts costs in reliability lab. Global small engine maker captures wasted energy, expects to save $50,000 per year, and modernizes data collection and...
Official ballots are open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until 4 p.m. Friday, Central Time (extended from noon Thursday). Which of these products will boost your...
Whether specifying a new wireless installation, expanding an existing implementation, or evaluating wireless protocols, the security issues are similar. Understanding them can improve the security and signal quality.
Product Exclusive: Spectre 3G cellular router from B+B Electronics connects Ethernet equipment and remote LANs via the cellular telephone network, with secure Ethernet connections, for cable-challenged applications.
Tools and methods for creating an industrial operator workplace ready for the needs of today and tomorrow. Improved situational awareness and better handling of abnormal conditions helps operators make better decisions and...
A successful application of batch analytics for online operation, resulting in a solution validated for a specialty chemicals batch process. The discussion illustrates basics of batch analytics operation, including access via a...
One of the most basic ways to reduce the cost of control is to reduce the number of variables. Using advanced process control (APC) can cut down the number of loops required to run a given process, which can make every aspect of...
Designed for upstream oil and gas applications, the TX200H simplifies field adjustments and communicates asset management data via the latest HART 7 specification. This is an April 2011 Control Engineering Product Exclusive.
Wireless is flexible, versatile, and can be cost effective; however, concerns with security, reliability, and capacity of wireless continue to prevent conservative end users from reaping its benefits. Are these concerns valid?
Festo CPX-FMT software exports configuration assembly data from the electric/pneumatic Distributed I/O system, Festo CPX, into RSLogix5000 software from Rockwell Automation. CPX supports Ethernet/IP as a network protocol. This is...
Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II are a family of hand-held portable oscilloscopes designed for harsh industrial use and are safety rated for CAT III 1,000 V / CAT IV 600 V environments. The four-channel scopes can perform...
Get up to 1000 instructions in 235μ for industrial Ethernet applications in the Wago Corp. 750-880 Ethernet 2.0 Programmable Fieldbus Controller, with 1 MB data memory and an SD port allowing up to 8 GB of extra memory.
January 2011 Control Engineering digital edition includes: Cover Story: Balancing PLCs, PACs, IPCs, Powerful PAC Upgrades Wastewater Treatment Centrifuge, Automation Future: Automotive motives for better control, Diagnostics in...