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Using wireless for closed-loop applications
Using wireless for closed-loop applications

When considering wireless for control applications, including it in the system design early can prevent surprises during or after installation.Read More

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Rethink lockout/tagout to improve safety, productivity
Rethink lockout/tagout to improve safety, productivity

Inside Machines: Alternatives to traditional lockout/tagout procedures can improve productivity and reduce incentives to bypass this time-consuming process, improving machine safety and throughput.Read More

The three R’s: Repair, replace, or retrofit
The three R’s: Repair, replace, or retrofit

Deciding whether to repair, replace, or retrofit an asset within a plant depends on business goals and operation and maintenance requirements of each asset in a facility.Read More

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Mobile robotics expected to fuel industry growth in robotics market
Mobile robotics expected to fuel industry growth in robotics market

Rapid growth in mobile robotics is expected to fuel the robotics industry as a whole according to an IDTechEx Research report, with the market projected to exceed $120 billion by 2026.Read More

Tracking HMI advances
Tracking HMI advances

In addition to holding on to past advances, HMIs continue to evolve. Advancements include higher resolution, wider screens, multi-touch, integrated programming, cloud connectivity, higher efficiency,... Read More

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Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The January issue of Control Engineering includes stories on intelligent PLC programming, three stories about the cloud and its applications, and two stories exclusive to the digital edition.
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IIoT Webcast Series 2016, Part One: Effective Change Management
Presenter Stan Schneider will discuss how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is designed to bring greater clarity to what’s happening inside a manufacturing plant on any line at any point in the day, and to deliver better information to workers.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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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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