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PLCs, PACs July 13, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 6-12, 2020

Articles about drawing electrical schematics, manufacturer management during COVID-19, process safety, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 6-July 12, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Discrete Manufacturing July 10, 2020

Benefits of learning ladder logic for industrial programming

Ladder logic is challenging for industrial programming, but it is a valuable skill for engineers looking to enhance their skill set.

By David Breen
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Wireless July 9, 2020

What is radio frequency identification? What can RFID products do?

RFID wireless communication technologies enable many applications across industries include identification and access; people, asset and product tracking; safety and machine tools, among others.

By Mark T. Hoske
R. Graham Cooks is working on making mass spectrometers into a smaller, more portable system. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue University
Sensors, Actuators July 12, 2020

Enhancing a mass spectrometer’s utility by making it smaller

Purude University researcher R. Graham Cooks is working on making mass spectrometers into a smaller, more portable system so its uses can be enhanced in the field.

By Sarah Olson Michel
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Industrial PCs July 8, 2020

Portable system boosts laser precision for quantum computing

By Jennifer Chu
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Energy Efficiency July 11, 2020

Computational model developed to build better capacitors

By Matt Shipman