Control Systems

Awards October 8, 2020

2021 Engineers’ Choice Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform at www.controleng.com/NP4E.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Justin Hudgens, 39, Engineering Manager, Automationnth, LaVergne, Tenn., BS Engineering Technology, Electro Mechanical Systems, Middle Tennessee State University
Events and Awards September 17, 2020

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Justin Hudgens, 39

Engineering Manager, Automationnth, LaVergne, Tenn., BS Engineering Technology, Electro Mechanical Systems, Middle Tennessee State University

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: Iconics, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 24, 2020

Using SCADA software as a tool for Industry 4.0 integration

The role of SCADA software in smart factories and hardware-independent software is essential for making the transition to Industry 4.0.

By Martyn Williams
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing August 25, 2020

Patching embedded systems aids cybersecurity efforts

Improving the process of patching code in vulnerable embedded systems is a major cybersecurity concern because much of the code currently running is vulnerable to hackers.

By Kelsey Schnieders Lefever
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: APC Performance LLC
Process Manufacturing October 31, 2020

Changes in store for advanced process control

In advanced process control (APC), closed-loop multivariable control brings the inherent benefits of greater timeliness and consistency, fewer alarms and constraint violations and more effective process optimization. Multivariable control is core to most process operations. See “What is ‘real-time’ optimization?”

By Allan Kern
Automation, Controls October 9, 2020

Insights on DCS migration and mobility

Many software and hardware technologies have been developed that allow companies the means to remotely monitor and control business processes from anywhere, via any device, at any time.

By Jack Smith