December 2011 Control Engineering archive
Fuzzy logic for most of us: It’s not as fuzzy as you might think and has been working quietly behind the scenes for years. Fuzzy logic is a rule-based system that can rely on the practical experience of an operator, particularly...
Programmable closed-loop motion controllers make hydraulic-actuated testing more flexible and precise, saving time and money, according to test engineers at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Airport Pavement Test...
Dunwoody College of Technology students made an autonomous snowplow for an Institute of Navigation engineering competition, installing a control system for steering/propulsion and creating a feedback system using sensors and...
November 2011 Control Engineering archive
Spectris plc, an instrumentation and control company and parent of Red Lion Controls, announced Oct. 6 that it acquired Sixnet for $72 million, soon after closing a $475 million purchase of Omega Engineering. Sixnet manufactures...
October 2011 Control Engineering archive
Lenze SMVector NEMA 1 inverter drives ramp-up to 60 horsepower; new drives are said to be compact and cost-effective. The drives are among Lenze technologies at Pack Expo 2011, booth S5360, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Adopting EN ISO 13849-1 by Dec. 31, 2011 has been taking a lot of attention this year particularly for manufacturers of machinery and global end users. Guess what? The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) world and the...
ABB Robotics Technology Days, Oct. 12 and 13 in Auburn Hills, Mich., will feature scores of robots giving 40 demonstrations. Humans also are expected to gather to learn and participate in various seminars about robotics.
September 2011 Control Engineering archive
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July 2011 Control Engineering archive
Depending upon their backgrounds and training engineers can have different views of what should be separated into the procedural and basic categories. Draft ISA88 Part 5 language and diagrams follow. Comments are encouraged.
June 2011 Control Engineering archive
ThinGap Model 2300 Series laminated copper dc brushless ironless motors are available in eight models, 250-600 oz-in., and 2,710-16,305 rpm, with ultra-smooth velocity and virtually no eddy current or hysteresis losses. See...
Today’s embedded machine vision systems can help keep manufacturing operations fast and accurate, for pharmaceutical packaging, food inspection, part stamping, and other applications, faster than 200 images per second.
Most visited articles at www.controleng.com during April 2011 included features about award-winning products, Stuxnet, controller selection, wireless, Kaizen, and PID simulation, among other articles.
May 2011 Control Engineering archive
Hannover Messe 2011 hosts its first Field Communications Lounge, teaching visitors about field communication technologies for industrial automation. FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, and PI (Profibus...
AutomationDirect now offers machine safety devices for use in industrial applications. Two series of safety light curtains are designed for human protection and machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design...
April 2011 Control Engineering archive
March 2011 Control Engineering archive
A six-member family of 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontrollers from Microchip Technology Inc. intends to provide the same integrated Ethernet, CAN, USB and serial connectivity peripherals with new memory options.
February 2011 Control Engineering archive
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