Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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How to select a controller
How to select a controller

Think Again: Applications and controller options vary widely. Take care in selection, especially in the overlapping areas. Functionality matters more than a name. Do you need a programmable logic controller (PLC), programmable automation controller (PAC), industrial personal computer (IPC), or distributed control...Read More

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CAN FD: From theory to practice
CAN FD: From theory to practice

The international standardization of CAN Flexible-Data Rate (FD) is settled. The next step is the development of recommendations and specifications, or how to design CAN FD networks.Read More

Support-focused enterprise controls: Control logic fundamentals
Support-focused enterprise controls: Control logic fundamentals

Controller manufacturers have made significant enhancements to controller programming environments. Today, programmers are using generic tag names to describe ladder logic instructions, simplifying... Read More

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CMOS camera series with GigE interface for control applications Sony’s 2.3 MP CMOS sensor IMX249 delivers 41 fps (full res: 1920 x 1200 px) with extraordinarily low-noise performance, even under low-light conditions e.g. for control applications. Combined with IDS’ GigE camera UI-5260CP, it is a cost-effective solution, providing excellent image quality. Learn more.
Mechatronics simplifies machine design
Mechatronics simplifies machine design

Mechatronics reduces inefficiency, errors, and unnecessary expense by breaking down traditional engineering silos.Read More

Last meter to the Internet of Things
Last meter to the Internet of Things

Device networks can serve as a cost-effective extension in the last meter that connects industrial devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). Improve IP connectivity in the last meter from the... Read More

Rise of the service robots; comparison to industrial robots
Rise of the service robots; comparison to industrial robots

The market for service robotics is growing. Service robots have been employed in industrial settings for many years. During the past five years, more than 100,000 service robots for professional use... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The November issue of Control Engineering includes several stories on controllers and three stories exclusive to the digital edition.
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This most-recent PID article collection contains five of the most-referenced Control Engineering articles delivering practical advice on improving the use of PID, examining the important third factor in PID, and helps with matching the control technique to process. Click here to download the PID Tuning Best Practices Digital Report today.
Upcoming Webcast
Control Engineering Information Integration Webcast
Speakers Dennis Brandl and Mark Hoske will discuss how information integration ensures that the right information gets to the right persons, automated systems and devices in time to make the right decisions. Implementers of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 platforms understand that effective information integration is required for intelligent and highly competitive manufacturing. The webcast will also include key findings related to IIoT, Industry 4.0, and information integration, according to Control Engineering research.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. CDT/2 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by: Siemens
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Robot for coating, painting applications
Robot for coating, painting applications

Yaskawa's six-axis MPX3500 robot is designed for painting and coating applications including... Read More

Variable frequency drive for control, multi-axis coordinated motion applications
Variable frequency drive for control, multi-axis coordinated motion applications

Mitsubishi Electric's FR-A800 Series variable frequency drive (VFD) is designed for simple tasks... Read More

Shaft sensor for harsh conditions
Shaft sensor for harsh conditions

Piher Sensors & Controls' hollow shaft PST-360 is designed for maintaining accurate pedal or brake... Read More

Customizable angle sensor series for industrial, medical applications
Customizable angle sensor series for industrial, medical applications

Novotechnik's Vert-X 2800 Series of sensors are designed to measure angular position and are... Read More

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