Process Manufacturing - Process Safety

Know when to use open- or closed-loop control

Open-loop controls and closed-loop controls each have unique situations where they are needed and... » more

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety...

Independent motion control solution launched

PLCopen Safe Motion 1.0 is a system independent solution designed to ensure that safety drive... » more

Closing the loop on safety

Bayesian updating is important in the dynamic analysis of a sequence of data.  » more

IIoT and the rise of the cobots

Though traditional robots remain relevant, collaborative robots are starting to emerge more in the... » more

Through next-generation communication protocols such as EtherCAT, modern safety concepts still can be connected with legacy fieldbus systems. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

Safety over industrial communication networks

Industrial Ethernet is becoming easier to use for industrial safety applications. Standards,... » more

Tips for managing common ERP risk factors

Preparation is crucial for an ERP project to combat the many risk factors.  » more

Figure 1: Controllers, networking equipment, and operator interface software are the three most specified or used technologies with use, connect with, or support mobility, Ethernet, or wireless technologies. Safety devices were used by 31% of respondents

ProfiSafe safety layer on top of Profinet and Profibus

Safety network: PI North America, the organization for Profinet and Profibus, explains use of the... » more

Through next-generation communication protocols such as EtherCAT, modern safety concepts still can be connected with legacy fieldbus systems. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation Figure 1: Controllers, networking equipment, and operator interface software are the three most specified or used technologies with use, connect with, or support mobility, Ethernet, or wireless technologies. Safety devices were used by 31% of respondents

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Block and bleed valves for oil and gas applications

Winters Instruments' Block & Bleed (BBV Series) needle valves feature a one-piece corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel or carbon steel body and are ideally suited for severe duty oil and gas installations.

2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Entry deadline extended to Aug. 11

Enter your products today! Entries for the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards close at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017.

PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter

Moore Industries announced the new TMZ Dual (2TPRG) PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter that allows users to increase density and reduce costs. » more

Ultrasonic sensor and mounting kit

Hoffmann-Krippner PiL’s P53 “Steel Head” ultrasonic sensor and mounting kit is an off the shelf, hygienic sensor solution designed for the food and beverage sector and chemical and pharmaceutical industries. » more

Multi-channel data logger

The multi-channel data logger PCE-KD5 by PCE Instruments is used to monitor and control process parameters with approximately 30 mathematical functions and up to 48 analogue or binary inputs and up to 16 outputs.

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More connected than ever: 6 billion new...

The global market for connected devices that allow users to access... » more

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Your orthodontic appliance may have been 3D printed

Creating unique items to satisfy medical... » more

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Process & Advanced Control Newsletter

Covers equipment and methods used to measure and manipulate the conditions of continuous and batch processes.

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