Friday, November 14, 2014 - Most-clicked Top 5 www.controleng.com articles of the last 30 days (posted in the last 60 days, as of Nov. 13) 
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Automating automation: Why do smart devices have to be configured manually?
Automating automation: Why do smart devices have to be configured manually?

While smart instrumentation and field devices have highly sophisticated capabilities, configuration is still a mostly manual process. Users want to know why they still have to perform this action (and many others) the hard way. This is the Control Engineering October 2014 cover story for the print and digital edition.Read More

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Tuning PID loops for level control
Tuning PID loops for level control

One-in-four control loops are regulating level, but techniques for tuning PID controllers in these integrating processes are not widely understood.Read More

How many people will be running your plant?
How many people will be running your plant?

Process manufacturers have to deal with basic head count challenges. The answer may be fewer people than you think, but how do you find the right number?Read More

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Support-focused enterprise controls series
Support-focused enterprise controls series

This article is the introduction for a series of five articles that explore the critical components of a support-focused controls system. Read More

Optimizing servo control with an adaptive nonlinear algorithm
Optimizing servo control with an adaptive nonlinear algorithm

Servo control software improves applications requiring accurate path tracking and low settling time, such as CNC and cutting, conveyor tracking, pick-and-place operations, PCB mounting, welding, as... Read More

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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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