Networking & Security - Other Networks

Controller for safety-related automation tasks

Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related... » more

Junction blocks for harsh manufacturing conditions

Mencom's Junction Blocks feature a wide range of circuit configurations and are designed to endure...

IIoT security requires a holistic approach !

Enhanced intelligence and fast delivery are key drivers for further investment in IIoT, but as the... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 9-15: Control panel design, choosing a control system platform, choose the best controller, more

Articles about good control panel design, choosing the right control system platform, choosing the... » more

IoT technology market expected to take over M2M

Mobile Experts released a report that analyzed the migration of the M2M market to the Internet of... » more

Open-source robotics provides users with more freedom

Robotics are moving to the Internet of Things (IoT) through open-source robotics, which allows... » more

Automotive company to test self-driving cars in Europe in 2017

Ford announced they will be testing self-driving cars across Europen in 2017 as a recent survey by... » more

Companies form IIoT solution cooperation

Hilscher has formed an IIoT solutions marketing cooperation with middleware-vendor Cirrus Link... » 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

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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Poll of the Week

How many types of robotic programming software do you use at your site? (See December cover stories on robotics.)
One, from the robot manufacturer
One, open-source software
One, third-party software
2-4 types
5 or more types
We don't have robots yet


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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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