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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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Identifying power quality issues
Identifying power quality issues

Is your automation problem really a power quality problem in disguise?Read More

The future of wireless: 5G, small cell networks, and the impact on society
The future of wireless: 5G, small cell networks, and the impact on society

Dr. Ian C. Wong spoke about the future data networks, its impact on society, what is beyond the 4G wireless communication system, and how better communications can improve machine to machine... Read More

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Top 5 Control Engineering articles, October 6-12: The first PLC, the PLC’s future, electrical power measurement, more
Top 5 Control Engineering articles, October 6-12: The first PLC, the PLC’s future, electrical power measurement, more

Articles about the first PLC, the PLC’s future, electrical power measurement on 3-phase motors, automating automation, and open- vs. closed-loop control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked... Read More

Architecture of the Industrial IoT: Questions and Answers
Architecture of the Industrial IoT: Questions and Answers

The Architecture of the Industrial IoT webcast with Mike Fahrion, B&B Electronics director IoT product and strategy, had extra questions beyond those answered verbally and recorded in the... 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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Robot grippers designed for collaborative robots
Robot grippers designed for collaborative robots

On Robot's two-finger RG2 grippers—available in both single and dual versions—are designed to mount... Read More

Motors for robotic, medical applications
Motors for robotic, medical applications

TQ Systems' RoboDrive motors are compact and feature strong dynamics and precision and can be used... Read More

Inverter with advanced integration
Inverter with advanced integration

Fuji's Frenic-Ace is a versatile drive with advanced integration capabilities such as applied power... Read More

Ventilator kits for electrical enclosure applications
Ventilator kits for electrical enclosure applications

Allied Moulded has expanded its line of premium enclosure accessories with NEMA 4X ventilator kits... Read More

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