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Migrating industrial networks

Sooner or later, that legacy plant-floor network must be upgraded. When that time comes, control... » more

Vote now for the Engineers' Choice Finalists

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

Process safety: Shutdown failures

Incidents are typically the result of multiple failures to address hazards effectively—represented... » more

Industrial IoT gateway for cloud, industrial applications

Advantech's UNO-1252G industrial computer is designed to act as a gateway for industrial... » more

Wireless intrusion detection and protection systems

Keeping your wireless network safe from attack requires vigilance—and the right software strategy. » more

Windows 10: Upgrade or not?

Microsoft introduced Windows 10, but should industrial institutions consider an upgrade? Here is a... » more

Taking the human element out of big data analysis

MIT researchers are working on taking the human element out of big data analysis with the Data... » more

Automation Fair promotes connected enterprise

The keynote presentation by Kris Dornan at the Rockwell Automation Fair stressed the connected... » more


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Industrial Networking Video Series

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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 Video Series

Cyber Security: Technology Review

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

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Poll of the Week

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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26-50% more
51-75% more
76-100% more
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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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