Friday, September 12, 2014 - Most-clicked Top 5 www.controleng.com articles of the last 30 days (posted in the last 60 days, as of Sept. 11) 
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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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How to write a good process operation description document
How to write a good process operation description document

Back to Basics: Describe your process to preserve the process engineer knowledge for the future. To program the process controller, programmable logic controller (PLC), or distributed control system... Read More

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

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Presenter William Finley from Siemens will explain that with modern industrial systems, there is a large advantage in total cost of ownership when driven equipment, adjustable frequency drives (AFD), motors, and gearboxes are matched and driven at ratings appropriate for these components.

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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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