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Top 5 Control Engineering articles, October 5-11: Leaders under 40, common VFD myths, motor starting methods, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, current motor starting methods, OEE concepts... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, September 8 to October 8: Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, industrial control panel standards, more

Articles about the the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, industrial control panel standards,... » more

Wireless compliance considerations

Control Engineering Europe discusses the compliance issues surrounding the addition of wireless... » more

Middle managers can be cyber security threats

Middle managers sometimes are an obstacle when it comes to implementing and promoting security... » more

Diagnostics increase equipment uptime

Accessing diagnostic information locally or remotely to troubleshoot filtration skids improves... » more

Mechatronics simplifies machine design

Mechatronics reduces inefficiency, errors, and unnecessary expense by breaking down traditional... » more

Integrating a wireless LAN into an existing wired LAN

As wireless local area networks (WLANs) become more ubiquitous, it is clear that necessary... » more

Understanding cyber-physical security's relevance

"Cyber-physical" describes an environment where machines operate automatically and rapidly based on... » 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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Cyber Security Research

High to severe control system threat levels

One in four respondents to the Control Engineering 2015 Cyber... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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

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Effect of Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0: Compared to 2015, next year will your organization spend more on people, processes, and/or technologies than you would have without these two somewhat intersecting frameworks?
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Avoid the worst control system ever

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