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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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

PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication
PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers... Read More

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data
PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... Read More

Universal data logger for research, industrial applications
Universal data logger for research, industrial applications

Omega's OM-DAQXL series of portable, handheld data logger is designed for process monitoring and... Read More

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