Networking & Security - I/O Systems, Modules

IO breakout boards for simplified wiring

Opto 22's SNAP-UDC-HDB-G4 breakout board provides 32-point SNAP digital I/O modules with fused... » more

Gateway controller for harsh environments

Divelbiss' HEC-Gateway Controller is a harsh environment enhanced communications controller... » more

Top Control Engineering articles of 2015

Think Again: Salary survey and career advice, variable frequency drive help, process control... » more

Bi-directional inductive coupler for tight industrial spaces

Balluff's IO-Link enabled bi-directional inductive coupler is designed to enable transfer of power... » more

Logger for multi-channel applications

Delphin Technology's Expert Logger 300 is designed to handle any multi-channel requirement and is... » more

IO measurement and control solution for utility, industrial applications

The SEL Axion is a modular, scalable, and distributed I/O measurement and control solution that is... » more

EtherCAT IO controller for automation systems

Galil Motion Control's RIO-574x0 EtherCAT slave I/O controller is packed with digital and analog... » more

Separate HMI and I/O systems are more flexible

HMI and I/O systems offer more options when purchased separately, rather than in an all-in-one... » 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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Avoid the worst control system ever

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