Friday, June 12, 2015 Most-clicked Top 5 www.controleng.com articles of the last 30 days (posted in the last 60 days, as of June 11) 
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Control Engineering salary and career survey, 2015
Control Engineering salary and career survey, 2015

Control Engineering research: While slightly less is expected for salary and significantly more for bonuses in 2015 compared to 2014, concerns about shortages of skilled workers remained highest on the list of challenges. This online report has additional graphics and details, with links to past research and related...Read More

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A dual split-range control strategy for pressure and flow processes
A dual split-range control strategy for pressure and flow processes

Maintaining setpoint for two-mode or wide-range operations can be much easier when there are two control devices. Split-range control has been widely used in industrial processes for controlling... Read More

10 years later: BP Texas City and the inevitable cost of an incident
10 years later: BP Texas City and the inevitable cost of an incident

This unfortunate incident from 2005 is familiar to many working in process industries and especially in the U.S., where an extensive investigation and its associated report have been used to... Read More

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7 benefits of integrating human-machine interfaces, historians
7 benefits of integrating human-machine interfaces, historians

Cover story: Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and historians differ but need to be tightly integrated to provide company operations with optimal value. Big data has little value without analysis and... Read More

Best practices for energy-efficient machines
Best practices for energy-efficient machines

Machine control designs are changing to integrate best practices in energy management. These steps include measurement and monitoring of energy use and control and optimization to minimize energy... Read More

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2016 System Integrator of the Year
For the 10th System Integrator of the Year program, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business to feature on the cover of the Global System Integrator Report in December 2015. Winners are then inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
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Integrated Drive Systems Ensures Reliability for Your Application

Presenters Dave Hernandez and Sumit Singhal from Siemens will talk about how electric motor systems with variable frequency drives (VFDs) are becoming more common in large industrial systems because VFDs provide higher system efficiency, greater operational flexibility, and improved reliability with reduced carbon footprint.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Controller for safety-related automation tasks
Controller for safety-related automation tasks

Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related... Read More

Connector series, hood components for larger diameter cables
Connector series, hood components for larger diameter cables

Harting's Han 3A size connectors now can be assembled with cable diameters as large as M25, which... Read More

Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications
Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of... Read More

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking
Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize... Read More

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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program, which recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Nominations close June 24, 2015.