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Cybersecurity March 6, 2020

Understanding ransomware attacks and the people behind it

Ransomware and cyber attacks are increasing against manufacturers. Some are trying to understand more about the people behind them and their motives, which are not always clear.

By Gregory Hale
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Project Management March 1, 2020

Six steps toward eliminating obsolete controls equipment

Replacing obsolete controls equipment is inconvenient, but it is a necessary process and can be made easier with an internal audit that shows what needs to be done.

By Robert Herman
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PLCs, PACs April 1, 2020

The Perfect PLC has been released!

Learn how the Perfect PLC from Breen Machine Automation Services will change the nature of programming forever for manufacturers.

By Jon Breen
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Sensors, Vision March 23, 2020

Convolutional neural networks help embedded vision applications

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have the ability to replicate the human thought process and use embedded vision to automate those processes.

Events and Awards October 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. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
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Process Manufacturing April 4, 2020

Understanding multivariable control: The missing metric

Advanced process control: An improved understanding of the role of multivariable control in industrial process operations will lead to more cost-effective solutions and engage a wider circle of people in the process automation enterprise.

By Allan Kern
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 3, 2020

Know when to migrate a process control system

There’s a big difference between a phased migration and just putting delaying the problem of obsolescence. Those who don’t plan for obsolescence will see options narrow.

By Satnam Bhogal