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System integration: Best practices and technologies to help

Cover story: System integrators are able to provide expert advice and bring value from a financial... » more

Servo motor and amplifiers for designers and end users

The Sigma-7 rotary, linear and direct drive servos and amplifiers from Yaskawa are designed for... » more

Serial EtherNet/IP linking device

HMS Industrial Networks' serial EtherNet/IP linking device allows users to connect any serial... » more

IoT to IoAT: Internet of Autonomous Things devices provides solutions

Future Internet of Autonomous Things (IoAT) devices will utilize knowledge-enhanced electronic... » more

Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for mechanical applications

Mechanical mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media's... » more

Electronic voiceprint technology designed to improve network security

Researchers have developed an approach using an electronic voiceprint to improve network security... » more

Realizing the Internet of Things' potential

With millions of different “connected” devices and massive amounts of data, it can be hard for... » more

Neural networks in process control: Neutral network training, implementation

Neural network technology has been applied in a number of fields with great success. With proper... » 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 Cyber Security Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cyber Security 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

Why use a system integrator for automation system selection? asked the Control Engineering April cover story:
Create buy-in between owner and integrator
More experience with automation system suppliers
Technology evaluation
To spot flaws in supplier offerings
For fixes and workarounds
Better long-term support
All of the above
None of the above


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Avoid the worst control system ever

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