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Changes in automation software licenses, upgrades
Changes in automation software licenses, upgrades

Software upgrades: Industrial software users should take advantage of new features and innovations without subscribing to costly annual software maintenance contracts or paying for each individual software version release. With less expense and hassle, software manufacturers can increase customer satisfaction and...Read More

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What kind of fieldbus is needed for Industry 4.0?
What kind of fieldbus is needed for Industry 4.0?

High connectivity and powerful communication capacity are necessary between equipment and servers to realize the dream of connecting smart manufacturing with all things. Fieldbus foundations are... Read More

How to update an HMI
How to update an HMI

Upgrading human-machine interface (HMI) hardware, software, and applications can be an efficient process with limited required development time if these recommendations are followed. See before and... Read More

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Journey to the center of the plant: SCADA systems and the big picture
Journey to the center of the plant: SCADA systems and the big picture

Part 1: Having a clear understanding of how process information is flowing through an automation system managed by SCADA is a key skill for every instrumentation and control specialist whether they... Read More

Industrial PCs and tablets: A new intersection of form and function
Industrial PCs and tablets: A new intersection of form and function

High performance graphics, advanced embedded processors, and evolving ruggedization requirements are transforming the look, feel, and functionality of industrial PCs.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 September issue of Control Engineering includes the 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40 and nine stories that are exclusive to the digital edition.
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“OPC UA and PC-based Control Technology for Enterprise Level Communication” is a digital report about tools used to integrate information to and from plant floor and enterprise systems as part of the fourth industrial revolution. Sponsored by Beckhoff. View now.
Upcoming Webcast
Increasing Plant-level Awareness of the Industrial Network
Presenter Michael Vermeer will review how Ethernet networks are becoming a critical link between manufacturing and automation systems and business systems and the growing number of interconnected devices, which is expected to reach 50 billion by 2020, because of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Panduit
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Arc welding robot for high-density layouts
Arc welding robot for high-density layouts

Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist... Read More

Adjustable long-range read/write head
Adjustable long-range read/write head

Pepperl+Fuchs' long-range F192 reader is designed for reading tags at distances of more than 15 ft.... Read More

Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications
Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications

Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling,... Read More

Drive solution for constant pressure hydraulic systems
Drive solution for constant pressure hydraulic systems

Bosch Rexroth's Sytronix FcP (frequency controlled pump drive) is an energy-efficient... Read More

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