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Railroad axle manufacturing retrofit
Railroad axle manufacturing retrofit

Remanufacturing and updating a three-stage lathe was more beneficial than purchasing a new modern machine. Everything was already in place; it just needed updated drives, and hydraulic systems.Read More

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How to best design an HMI system
How to best design an HMI system

A proper interface between a machine and its human operator greatly impacts efficiency and ease of use and should promote a harmonized connection between the two. This tutorial provides guidance on... Read More

Understanding automation selection criteria
Understanding automation selection criteria

Understanding how the programmable logic controller (PLC) has evolved and how it relates to more modern incarnations like the PAC as well as understanding servo system criteria will help a great deal... Read More

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New BOA2 Vision Systems
Designed for applications that require higher image resolution and performance, BOA2 brings a new dimension to smart cameras offering 5M resolution imaging, 1.5 GHz dual core processing and easy-to-use embedded software. View Resource Guide.
The role of RFID in the smart factory
The role of RFID in the smart factory

Control Engineering International: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology will have a big role to play in the smart factory of the future, enabling things to communicate in real-time with... Read More

Controller selection criteria
Controller selection criteria

Selecting a controller for an industrial application can be increasingly difficult with all the options available. These 11 selection criteria can help when deciding among relays, timers, analog... Read More

Vision standards update: nine criteria help with standard selection
Vision standards update: nine criteria help with standard selection

Inside Machines: Machine vision standards advance at the spring G3 meeting of the EMVA, AIA, JIIA, and VDMA machine vision associations; nine criteria help with selecting standards.Read More

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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program, which recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Deadline extended to July 1, 2015.
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Upcoming Webcast
Integrated Drive Systems Ensures Reliability for Your Application

Presenters Dave Hernandez and Sumit Singhal will talk about how electric motor systems with variable frequency drives (VFDs) are becoming more common in large industrial systems because VFDs provide higher system efficiency, greater operational flexibility, and improved reliability with reduced carbon footprint.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Vortex flow transmitter for heat exchange systems
Vortex flow transmitter for heat exchange systems

Clark Solution's Huba 210 Series Vortex Flow Transmitter is designed for water and water/glycol... Read More

Robot monitoring system for collaboration between robots and factory workers
Robot monitoring system for collaboration between robots and factory workers

ABB's SafeMove2 includes a host of safety functions, including safe speed limits, safe standstill... Read More

Inline vortex mass flowmeter for steam, liquid, and gas applications
Inline vortex mass flowmeter for steam, liquid, and gas applications

Spirax Sarco's VLM20 utilizes a multivariable transmitter with integral temperature and pressure... Read More

Flush tip pressure transmitter for process, testing applications
Flush tip pressure transmitter for process, testing applications

Viatran's Model 386 flush tip pressure transmitter features a flush tip-zero cavity design that is... Read More

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For the 10th System Integrator of the Year program, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business to feature on the cover of the Global System Integrator Report in December 2015. Winners are then inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame. Enter by August 7.