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Automation system retrofit transforms 175-ton hydraulic forming press
Automation system retrofit transforms 175-ton hydraulic forming press

In 2012, lightning struck Southern Manufacturing Group’s facilities, causing electrical damage to the automotive-component and industrial valve maker’s 175-ton hydraulic forming press and its automation system, in particular. Purchasing a new hydraulic forming press would have been prohibitively expensive, in the... Read More

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Five key considerations for improving HMI graphics during a control system migration
Five key considerations for improving HMI graphics during a control system migration

Control system migration projects are complex and filled with elements that can derail the scope, schedule, and budget when not handled properly. One of the highest risk areas is making a successful... Read More

Developments to watch: Google gallops into robotics
Developments to watch: Google gallops into robotics

Google has purchased eight physical robotic companies (as opposed to software “bots”), according to various sources. The New York Times said in a Dec. 4, 2013, article that Andy Rubin, who built... Read More

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Managing the DCS upgrade
Managing the DCS upgrade

As distributed control system manufacturers evolved and their products and solutions became less attractive due to their proprietary nature, cost, and most importantly, lack of support and... Read More

CFE Media's 2014 ARC Industry Forum coverage
CFE Media's 2014 ARC Industry Forum coverage

Here we'll update with our daily coverage of the 2014 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla. Experts are presenting on the Internet of Things, predictive analytics, additive manufacturing, 3D... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of Control Engineering is released every month? It includes interactive links and exclusive content not shown in print.

Stories exclusive to the January digital edition include the top Control Engineering stories of 2013, gigabit industrial Ethernet networks and tunneling processes, and strategies for secure automation and Ethernet networks.
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Gantry handling system for assembly and medical automation
Gantry handling system for assembly and medical automation

Festo's EXCM mini-H gantry is a handling system designed for small parts assembly and... Read More

Desktop robot for focused plasma treatment
Desktop robot for focused plasma treatment

The JOT400 Plasma Cell by JOT Automation is a desktop robot designed for focused plasma... Read More

Stationary panel computers have 21.5 inch screens, multitouch, IP66 rating
Stationary panel computers have 21.5 inch screens, multitouch, IP66 rating

Advantech's SPC-2140WP is a 21.5 in. widescreen multitouch panel PC designed to provide easier... Read More

Control design toolbox has additional control algorithms
Control design toolbox has additional control algorithms

Maplesoft's MapleSim Control Design Toolbox allows engineers to take advantage of the... Read More

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