Friday, June 13, 2014 - Most-clicked Top 5 www.controleng.com articles of the last 30 days (posted in the last 60 days, as of June 12) 
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7 things noncontrol people should know about control engineers
7 things noncontrol people should know about control engineers

A few basic differences between control engineers and others in the plant can hinder progress toward optimization. Start a conversation to improve communications and controls. See examples and career advice. Send a link to these seven things other people should know about control engineers, so they understand.Read More

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Fixing PID, Part 2
Fixing PID, Part 2

Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect.Read More

Control Engineering salary and career survey, 2014
Control Engineering salary and career survey, 2014

Control Engineering research: While slightly more is expected for salary and slightly less for bonuses in 2014 compared to 2013, concerns about shortages of skilled workers increased significantly,... Read More

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Programming PLCs: Keep the documentation clear and simple
Programming PLCs: Keep the documentation clear and simple

Poor programmable logic controller documentation and housekeeping can lead to unnecessary troubleshooting and downtime. Keep it simple in order to avoid the possible risks and confusion.Read More

Smart I/O systems vs. fieldbus networks
Smart I/O systems vs. fieldbus networks

New configurable I/O systems bring greater flexibility to conventional instrumentation. How do they stand up to fieldbus networking for capabilities and convenience?Read More

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Trace moisture transmitters for measuring contamination

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Thermal imaging camera for process control, monitoring applications
Thermal imaging camera for process control, monitoring applications

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

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Connector series, hood components for larger diameter cables

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