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Safety: Is it the Sixth ‘S’ in a 5S system?
Safety: Is it the Sixth ‘S’ in a 5S system?

As plants work toward meeting financial goals and maintaining compliance with safety regulations, it's often thought that productivity is compromised. Safety doesn't have to compromise productivity. On the contrary, safety and productivity complement each other. According to research, manufacturers that emphasize... Read More

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Top 5 Control Engineering articles: Microsoft Windows XP
Top 5 Control Engineering articles: Microsoft Windows XP

The end of Microsoft Windows XP support on April 8 had Control Engineering readers seeking information and advice on staying safe and secure with machines and control systems still using the... Read More

Terahertz imaging on the cheap
Terahertz imaging on the cheap

Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications—from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or... Read More

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Improper relay logic threatens your electrical assets and investments
Improper relay logic threatens your electrical assets and investments

In the event of an electrical system fault, the protective relay system isolates the affected components while maintaining stability within the rest of the grid distribution system. Many utilities... Read More

Resources for boiler codes and standards
Resources for boiler codes and standards

Perhaps the most widely accepted boiler and pressure code in the world is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. This is an internationally recognized... Read More

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System Integrator Giants
The 2014 Control Engineering System Integrator Giants program recognizes the top system integrators from the industrial automation marketplace. The 2014 System Integrator Giants program will be featured in the August edition of Control Engineering magazine. Deadline for entries is June 6.
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Wireless mobility Q&A session
Harry Forbes, who co-presented the Control Engineering Webcast "Wireless mobility," took time to answer some follow-up questions on the subject from webcast viewers. Learn what he had to say on managing on maintaining a wide variety of mobile device types, customers using DCS/SCADA/PLC control via smart devices, and whether mobile device manufacturers should focus on enterprise systems as a turnkey solution.
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Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016
Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016

The standard ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity. I barely... Read More

Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog
Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Sony, and other "big... Read More

Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?
Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?

First of all, is everyone familiar with “B” level and “C” level machine safety standards? Secondly,... Read More

Machine Safety: Can one channel mitigate a Cat 3/PLd functional requirement?
Machine Safety: Can one channel mitigate a Cat 3/PLd functional requirement?

Category 3 and 4 architectures typically call for a control reliable (that is, redundant)... Read More

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