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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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One strategy for the passing of Windows XP
One strategy for the passing of Windows XP

Cyber security expert offers advice for finding one silver lining in the passing of support for Microsoft Windows XP. It might get companies to face larger realities.Read More

Goodbye Windows XP; Hello IsXP?
Goodbye Windows XP; Hello IsXP?

Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 8. What happens April 9? Three things to remember. NEW: Updated with answers to reader feedback on April 14.Read More

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Big plans for small nuclear reactors
Big plans for small nuclear reactors

Cover story: U.S. nuclear power plant outlook: new designs, safety, plant openings are part of the nuclear energy spotlight in 2014. Speakers at a recent American Nuclear Society meeting discussed... Read More

Google Glass meets control systems
Google Glass meets control systems

Technology Update: New visualization technologies offer opportunities for hands-free computer displays, potentially useful in manufacturing, control system programming, warehousing, process... Read More

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The Future is Now!
Are you a leader under 40? The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions.
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PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication
PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers... Read More

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production data
PLC data logger for collecting historical, production data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... Read More

Three-phase energy loggers for monitoring energy waste sources
Three-phase energy loggers for monitoring energy waste sources

The Fluke 1732 and 1734 three-phase energy loggers are designed to identify sources of electrical... Read More

Linear drives with fine stroke option
Linear drives with fine stroke option

Amacoil's Model RG linear drives feature a fine stroke option for fine adjustment of maximum travel... Read More

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