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World’s tallest observation wheel: industrial communications
World’s tallest observation wheel: industrial communications

Case study: The world’s tallest observation wheel, the 55-story High Roller in Las Vegas, leverages industrial wireless and self-healing fiber-optic networking equipment for position tracking and control. No ordinary Ferris wheel, High Roller is part of a $550 million complex and can carry 40 people per cabin in the...Read More

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Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

Control systems engineers work on processes that can be incredibly complex. The interactions of process, operator, environment, and control systems can produce at time a dizzying and bewildering... Read More

Apps for Engineers: Real-time control and data
Apps for Engineers: Real-time control and data

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Android and iOS operating systems, created by various companies. We've organized apps by category,... Read More

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Yes, robots don't need workers' compensation coverage
Yes, robots don't need workers' compensation coverage

Insurance savings typically don’t top the list of return on investment (ROI) justifications for installing automation and controls, but a reengineered insurance program may yield benefits far beyond... Read More

Nano sensors, everywhere
Nano sensors, everywhere

Think Again: Micromachining techniques are shrinking sensors, making devices less expensive with more capabilities. Microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS) will evolve into nanoelectrical... Read More

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HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines
HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines

Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for... Read More

Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications
Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS... Read More

Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC
Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC

Pilz's Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control is an operator terminal equipped with a soft PLC in... Read More

Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics
Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics

Siemens' Simatic AFDiSD active field distributor features extended Fieldbus diagnostics that can be... Read More

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2014 System Integrator Giants
Control Engineering's top 100 System Integrator Giants for 2014 are ranked according to total system integration revenue for the most recently completed fiscal year. The in-depth analysis of these firms reveals what's going on in the industry, and how it has changed over the past few years. Click to learn more.