Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Inside the competition for the first PLC
Inside the competition for the first PLC

The race to develop the first programmable logic controllers was underway inside General Motors’ Hydra-Matic Transmission Division in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1970. Three finalists had very different architectures.Read More

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2020: Future automation
2020: Future automation

Engineering future: Ambition to change the world is essential as automation spreads into areas beyond industrial applications. See three key technology advances expected by 2020 and a sampling of... Read More

Wi-Fi standards
Wi-Fi standards

Industrial wireless tutorials: Understand the IEEE Wi-Fi standards, what each standard provides, benefits of standardization, and Wi-Fi Alliance device certification.Read More

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Top 5 Control Engineering articles, August 25-31: Future of the PLC, the first PLC, System Integrator Giants, more
Top 5 Control Engineering articles, August 25-31: Future of the PLC, the first PLC, System Integrator Giants, more

Articles about the PLC’s future, the competition for the first PLC, the System Integrator Giants of 2014, writing a process operating description document, and developing good coding habits were... Read More

PMI Index hits three-year high
PMI Index hits three-year high

“Awesome” results from manufacturing as benchmark climbs to 59.0%Read More

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Engineers’ Choice Nominations
The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers.
Nominations close Sept. 5
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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
On Sept. 10, the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit 2014 at Industrial Automation North America and IMTS will focus on industrial automation, mobility and modern maintenance practices. Speakers will share their expertise to help end-users increase their productivity and to meet their current and future manufacturing challenges.
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Controller and engineering package for streamlining language programs
Controller and engineering package for streamlining language programs

Siemens' CPU 1518 ODK advanced controller and Simatic ODK 1500S engineering package are designed to... Read More

Data acquisition and control system modules for industrial applications
Data acquisition and control system modules for industrial applications

Dataforth’s MAQ-DIV20/MAQ-DIVC20 and the MAQ20-DODC20SK data acquisition and control system modules... Read More

How do I get Control Engineering product coverage?
How do I get Control Engineering product coverage?

Ask Control Engineering: CFE Media New Products for Engineers Database serves up products to... Read More

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

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