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Planning algorithms for automatic contingency planning
Planning algorithms for automatic contingency planning

Researchers at MIT and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a planning algorithm that also generates contingency plans for logistics and control applications that can help guide autonomous robots and determine control policies for the power grid.Read More

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PC-based control drives global adoption of Industrie 4.0, IIoT concepts
PC-based control drives global adoption of Industrie 4.0, IIoT concepts

PC-based control systems are at the front lines of automation technology and information technology convergence (AT/IT) as businesses find ways to funnel data into a useful, actionable form designed... Read More

Creating a universal robot controller for Industrie 4.0
Creating a universal robot controller for Industrie 4.0

Control Engineering International: A controller designed for independent robot developers aims to help the Chinese robot market to continue to grow rapidly, according to Control Engineering China.Read More

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Bosch Rexroth’s free Advancing Factory Automation Kit provides a special collection of useful automation case studies, technical papers, videos and links to Rexroth online resources—tools and insight to help you advance your automation solutions. Learn more.
Ladder logic 104: Memory organization
Ladder logic 104: Memory organization

Memory allocation varies from platform to platform. All platforms have input and output (I/O) memory and it is assigned and labeled in different ways depending on the platform.Read More

Five ways to increase the implementation of collaborative robotics in automation
Five ways to increase the implementation of collaborative robotics in automation

Collaborative robots have received increased awareness in recent years and implementing them on the factory floor can be done more quickly when using the five tips highlighted below.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 February issue of Control Engineering includes stories on integrating a servo system and all of the winners of the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards.
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Engineers' Choice Winners
A total of 27 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering's print and digital audience. The 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 21, 2016, in Chicago.
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Upcoming Webcast
Replacing Legacy Networking Protocols with Ethernet
Presenters John F. Boyd and Nicholas Hitchcock will discuss how companies considering an Ethernet network upgrade can gain improved network connectivity along with hardware flexibility and availability. They will also discuss the process, including how users can manage the process for a smooth transition. Two actual implementations, representing process and discrete manufacturing plants, will be examined in detail.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Moxa
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Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring
Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user... Read More

Network-based control system update for oil, chemical applications
Network-based control system update for oil, chemical applications

Yokogawa's updated Stardom network-based control system supports Microsoft Windows 10 and has been... Read More

Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier
Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec is designed for automation applications that require the control of only one... Read More

Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items
Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items

Hardy Process Solutions' Dynamic Checkweigher is a fully automated system designed to weigh items... Read More

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