Friday, October 10, 2014 - Most-clicked Top 5 www.controleng.com articles of the last 30 days (posted in the last 60 days, as of Oct. 9) 
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Inside the competition for the first PLC
Inside the competition for the first PLC

The race to develop the first programmable logic controllers was underway inside General Motors’ Hydra-Matic Transmission Division in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1970. Three finalists had very different architectures.Read More

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Future of the PLC
Future of the PLC

PLCs are evolving and continue to be the best option for a variety of industrial automation applications. Greater programming flexibility and ease, scalability, more memory, smaller sizes, very... Read More

System Integrator Giants of 2014
System Integrator Giants of 2014

The 2014 System Integrator Giants boast a $396 million increase in system integration revenue, a greater concern for the economy’s impact on the automation integrator market, and a strong belief in... Read More

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Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide
This eGuide illustrates how machine safety is serious business and should be at the forefront of any machine builder’s design process as well as the key steps necessary to lower risk and it highlights how integrated safety components can simplify machine design.
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Fundamentals of cascade control
Fundamentals of cascade control

Sometimes two controllers can do a better job of keeping one process variable where you want it.Read More

Open- vs. closed-loop control
Open- vs. closed-loop control

Automatic control operations can be described as either open-loop or closed-loop. The difference is feedback.Read More

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Leaders Under 40 Winners
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering have announced the recipients of the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40 award. 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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Design and Deployment Best Practices for Reliable Industrial Ethernet Network Copper Connectivity

Presenters Robert D. Elliot and Michael Vermeer from Panduit will explain physical layer best practices and copper cabling infrastructure methodology using TIA-1005-A (and related ISA95) to help avoid network sprawl and accommodate the growth in nodes found on the factory floor.

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Arc welding robot for high-density layouts
Arc welding robot for high-density layouts

Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist... Read More

Adjustable long-range read/write head
Adjustable long-range read/write head

Pepperl+Fuchs' long-range F192 reader is designed for reading tags at distances of more than 15 ft.... Read More

Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications
Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications

Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling,... Read More

Drive solution for constant pressure hydraulic systems
Drive solution for constant pressure hydraulic systems

Bosch Rexroth's Sytronix FcP (frequency controlled pump drive) is an energy-efficient... Read More

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