Control Systems

Automation May 6, 2021

Automation built for resiliency

Resilient automation products and practices are a necessity for most industrial applications using sensors, wiring, power distribution, controllers, networks, actuators and software integrated into an automation system.

By Bill Dehner
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Cybersecurity April 27, 2021

Keeping OT environments cybersecure

What can engineers do to protect their processes and plants from cyberattack? Consider these best practices from cybersecurity and manufacturing experts.

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
Robotics May 4, 2021

Benefits of PLC-controlled robots

PLC-controlled robots, companies were given the opportunity to manage a robotic automation solution with a single, unified point-of-control between industrial robots and controllers.

By Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
Courtesy: CDM Smith
DCS, SCADA, Controllers May 3, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 26 to May 2, 2021

Articles SCADA master plan frameworks, control system evolution, edge computing, OT cybersecurity and IIoT automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 26 to May 2, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Emerson
PLCs, PACs May 5, 2020

Should I use an edge controller, PLC, or PAC?

Industrial automation end users are finding edge control technologies excel at familiar programmable logic controller (PLC) and programmable automation controller (PAC) applications while delivering future-proof computing and communication options.

By Darrell Halterman
Courtesy: Control Engineering, MIT
PID, APC May 5, 2021

Control loops benefit more than control systems

The world is filled with missing feedback loops that could improve performance if those loops were closed. Learn how your automation knowledge can help others.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
PID, APC May 3, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, April 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in April 2021 included stories on control loop tuning, control system evolution, Engineers' Choice winners, COVID-19 refining tests and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra