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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

'The age of the control engineer is just dawning’
'The age of the control engineer is just dawning’

Dr. Peter Martin of Schneider Electric talked about opportunities to apply control engineering skills beyond efficiency at the Schneider Electric Global Automation Conference.Read More

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Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line
Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line

Allen Pennington, president of Pigs Unlimited International located in Tomball, Texas, shared his industry insights about the challenges related to pipeline cleaning.Read More

Inspecting instruments installed in hazardous locations
Inspecting instruments installed in hazardous locations

A difficult, time-consuming, and expensive task is made much simpler with wireless instruments to relay information from flow, pressure, temperature, level, and other field transmitters.Read More

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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 webcast: Overview and practical advice for today

Presenters Dr. Richard Soley, executive director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and an Industrie 4.0 group speaker will talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 and provide practical advice that manufacturers can implement today to realize productivity gains sooner rather than later.

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Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for programming and work floor applications
Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for programming and work floor applications

Motors and drives mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE... Read More

Converters for surface mount applications
Converters for surface mount applications

XP Power's surface mount (SMD) dc-dc converters, the ISB, ISC, and ISW series, are rated at 1, 3... Read More

Workcell for welding applications
Workcell for welding applications

Yaskawa Motoman's ArcWorld C-30 workcell is designed for welding of small- to medium-sized parts... Read More

Contactor series for military, commercial aircraft applications
Contactor series for military, commercial aircraft applications

TE Connectivity's (TE) Hartman KD400 series contactor is designed for 28 Vdc power systems in... Read More

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