Friday, December 11, 2015 Most-clicked Top 5 www.controleng.com articles of the last 30 days (posted in the last 60 days, as of Dec. 10) 
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2016 Engineers' Choice Finalists
2016 Engineers' Choice Finalists

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PLC vs. PAC vs. IPCs
PLC vs. PAC vs. IPCs

Know the features, limits, and compatibilities to select the right controller: programmable logic controller (PLC), programmable automation controller (PAC), or industrial PC (IPC). Choosing the... Read More

Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries
Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries

Cover story on controllers: Learn how to choose between PLC and DCS. Though PLC and DCS technologies were invented to serve different industrial processes, the last 15 years have seen a massive... Read More

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This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems. Vision systems are a primary consideration for any manufacturer who is looking to improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match your application and ownership requirements can be confusing. Learn more.
Fixing PID, Part 3
Fixing PID, Part 3

PID: Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect. Consider how deadtime affects integral action.Read More

Critical decisions for selecting pressure transmitters
Critical decisions for selecting pressure transmitters

There are many considerations when it comes to selecting a pressure transmitter, and few are examined in school. Here’s advice to avoid tough lessons as you learn on the job.Read More

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Web server for drive control
Web server for drive control

Siemens' Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module is designed to mount directly onto the drive,... Read More

Connectivity software upgrade for IIoT solutions
Connectivity software upgrade for IIoT solutions

Kepware's KEPServerEX Version 6.1 connectivity software is designed to strengthen the industrial... Read More

Data logger for profiling painted, powder-coated products
Data logger for profiling painted, powder-coated products

Fluke's Datapaq EasyTrack 3 system is a data logger designed to make profiling oven cure of painted... Read More

Software package for schematic generation
Software package for schematic generation

EPLAN's Cogineer is software package that generates schematics automatically for occasional users... Read More

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