Control Systems
A commercial plane traveling at Mach 6— six times the speed of sound — would get commuters from Washington, D.C., to Denver in 15 minutes. At Mach 9, it can reach Los Angeles in the same amount of time. Courtesy: University of Notre Dame
Control Systems December 6, 2018

Quiet hypersonic test facility capable of Mach 6 speeds launched

The University of Notre Dame has completed development of the country’s largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel, which is funded with support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), which is the first step in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop multiple hypersonic tunnels.

By University of Notre Dame
Changes in the 2018 NFPA’s 70E Standard result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents. Courtesy: Eaton
Control Systems November 30, 2018

NFPA 70E standard changes to reduce electrical incidents

Changes to the NFPA 70E standard will provide a better way to define risk assessment for energized work and reduce potential electrical incidents for workers.

By Dave Durocher
PLCs, PACs
A controls and automation upgrade to this traverse winder included eight Siemens S120 Vector drive systems to uncoil, slit, and recoil copper. Six Siemens S120 Servo drive systems were used for traversing. Courtesy: Electronic Drives & Controls Inc.
PLCs, PACs December 13, 2018

Controls upgrade boosts machine productivity 40%

Machine running speed nearly doubled with greater product control, quick ROI.

By Chuck Dillard
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing
Courtesy: CFE Media
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing December 1, 2018

Embedded vision is changing how people, machines interact

Embedded vision immerses the user in a more natural way by allowing the products to better augment our existing capabilities.

By AIA
Dedicated Controls
Dedicated Controls November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
PID, APC
Figure 1. The network architecture supports groups of field instruments and actuators using mesh communication to support reliable data transfer. Each device acts as a data originator and potential relay point. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
PID, APC December 1, 2018

Control Engineering hot topics, November 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in November 2018 included stories about the Engineers' Choice Finalists, matching motors and drives, designing a wireless IIoT gateway, complex upgrades, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
DCS, SCADA, Controllers
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 7, 2018

System integrators deliver value

System integrators are there to solve automation problems by providing the time, talent, and technology required to turn a plan into a completed project

By Jack Smith