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Safety is a key aspect of the IIoT

While safety is sometimes maligned as anti-production, it still has a crucial role to play with the... » more

Webcast: Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part Three: Security for IIoT

While Industrie 4.0/IIoT greatly enhances the capability of industrial control communications, it...

Industrial application platform for SCADA packages

Inductive Automation's Ignition v7.9 is designed to improve security, performance, and ease of use... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 10-16: PID velocity, level instruments, small-scale automation, more

Articles about PID velocity, 2017 Engineers' Choice finalists, choosing the right level instrument,... » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital... » more

System Integration case studies Webcast: Questions answered

More answers about system integration case studies, the topic of a Sept. 22 Webcast, are provided... » more

Simplifying IoT Value Creation: Physical Infrastructure and Wireless Sensing

Achieving fast ROI from smart manufacturing and digitization strategies is simplified using...

Know the risks of securing safety systems

Even if a safety system is isolated and separate from a network, the potential for a cyber attack... » more


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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...


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2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Avoid the worst control system ever

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