Courtesy: MAVERICK Technologies
COVID-19 September 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, August 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2021 included stories on control system design, IEC 61131-3 structuring tips, scalable IIoT networks, programming standardization and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast: Effective process control system migration
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 17, 2021

Effective process control system migration, Part 3: Poll results, answers

Those who delay a DCS migration risk loss of uptime and reliability and have difficulty applying incremental improvements. Also, related controls and instrumentation upgrades incompatible with legacy equipment.

By Don Bartusiak and Lynn Njaa
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 9, 2021

Great smart manufacturing initiatives deserve great funding

Calculating financial benefits and proving the return on investment (ROI) is critical when developing a smart manufacturing project.

By Sam Russem
Sensors, Actuators September 9, 2021

New hydraulic actuator designs offer zero emission options

Compressor stations often employ automated valves activated using pressurized natural gas, requiring improved actuator designs to eliminate emissions.

By John Carroll
Courtesy: Endress+Hauser

Flowmeter sensors

September 2, 2021
Figure 1: NEMA motors offer a wide range of enclosures such as open-drip proof (ODP) motors used in many compressor and fan applications. NEMA motors are defined in inch units and are made with the finned cast frames and rolled steel frame housings. Courtesy: ABB Motors and Mechanical
Motors, Drives September 17, 2021

Differences between NEMA and IEC electric motors

By John Malinowski
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation, New Products for Engineers Database
Industrial PCs August 19, 2021

The IPC requirements of complex control

By Stephen Hayes
Courtesy: CC-Link
Other Networks September 15, 2021

Digital manufacturing needs TSN

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
System Integrators September 8, 2021

Unlocking smart manufacturing ROI

By Prabhakar Shetty
Courtesy: Verve Industrial Protection
Cybersecurity September 3, 2021

Four key steps to help your organization achieve IT-OT convergence

By John Livingston
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Workforce Development August 29, 2021

Investing in automation: Strategies manufacturing companies need to know

By John Felix