CE Site Update: Nov.'02 Control Engineering print edition

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Oak Brook, IL—Control Engineering Online updated its site Nov. 15 with the November 2002 Control Engineering print edition.


[This "Site Update" series helps update readers find major monthly additions to Control Engineering Online in areas of the site separate from "Daily News."]

Oak Brook, IL— Control Engineering Online Control Engineering print edition, located /index.asp?layout=issueTOC&pubdate=11/01/02 , which www.controleng.com/index.asp ,

Items in this edition include:

Cover story
Industrial Robots: Fast, Nimble at 30
In the 30 years since their invention, SCARA robots and the well-known heavy welding and painting robots are still producing. PC-based technologies, communications like FireWire and Ethernet, and sophisticated components give designers new options for developing solutions. The article includes exclusive sidebar on related signal-conditioner product and links to four other recent robotics items.

Medium-Voltage Motors Ease Limits on Current Capacity and Power
AC induction motors and synchronous motors operating at medium voltage widen the load capacity of processing plants, especially larger facilities located far from electric power sources. (Online extra to come.)

`Product Focus' research
Handheld Instruments Minimize the Legwork! (Expanded version online)


Up Front

  • USDATA replaces president and ceo, board chairman

  • Entivity partners with Phoenix Contact; saves steel firm $6.25 million

  • Entry-level CANopen implementation introduced

  • Draper helps automate International Space Station

  • Rockwell provides In.Site continuous support

Software Review

  • Get technical math support and plenty of help to go with it

Market Update

Integrator Update

  • RFID tags improve tracking, quality on Ford line in Mexico


  • Like being there

Back to Basics

  • Connectors tie networks together


  • GE Fanuc buying Intellution from Emerson

  • ISA 2002: Process, protocols, and products

  • ODVA Global Networks 2002: DeviceNet solutions highlighted

  • Metso Minerals closing 12 production units; laying off 1,800

  • ABB melds four divisions into two

  • Correction


  • Lighted nameplates

  • Cellular weighing

  • Load cell/electronics combo

  • Data acquisition included free

  • 4th-generation drives more for less cost

  • See through metal walls

  • DC-powered servo alternative to ac drives

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Control Engineering Daily news Desk
Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief

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