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Feed forwards augment PID control
Feed forwards augment PID control

In closed-loop motion control applications, it is common to multiply the target speed and target acceleration by the velocity and acceleration feed forwards to generate the feed forward’s contribution to the control output. Feed forward augmentation is a prediction technique that estimates the output from a...Read More

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Hacking oil and gas control systems: Understanding the cyber risk
Hacking oil and gas control systems: Understanding the cyber risk

Cyber attacks are growing in number and intensity over the past decade. Companies in the oil and gas industry are high-profile targets and must take measures to protect themselves from hackers.Read More

2015 Engineers' Choice Award Winners Announced
2015 Engineers' Choice Award Winners Announced

A total of 26 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2015 Engineers' Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering's print and digital audience.Read More

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Selecting and applying VFDs
Selecting and applying VFDs

Clear understanding of the application, noise sources, and configuration parameters ensures peak variable frequency drive (VFD) performance, efficiency, and reliability. VFDs also are known as... Read More

Artificial intelligence for control engineering
Artificial intelligence for control engineering

Robotics, cars, and wheelchairs are among artificial intelligence beneficiaries, making control loops smarter, adaptive, and able to change behavior, hopefully for the better. University of... Read More

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Reliable Fiber Optic Networks: Design and Deployment Best Practices

Presenter Robert Elliot will discuss physical layer best practices and understand proper fiber media selection for each physical layer in the EtherNet/IP network. The webcast will also cover design recommendations and considerations to help you successfully deploy a robust and secure plant-wide implementation of EtherNet/IP.

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Motors for robotic, medical applications
Motors for robotic, medical applications

TQ Systems' RoboDrive motors are compact and feature strong dynamics and precision and can be used... Read More

Inverter with advanced integration
Inverter with advanced integration

Fuji's Frenic-Ace is a versatile drive with advanced integration capabilities such as applied power... Read More

Ventilator kits for electrical enclosure applications
Ventilator kits for electrical enclosure applications

Allied Moulded has expanded its line of premium enclosure accessories with NEMA 4X ventilator kits... 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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