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Dedicated Controls

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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
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
Dedicated Controls June 17, 2017

Industrial motor control system

Striatech's switched reluctance (SR) motor and dedicated control combination is designed for industrial applications such as large conveyors for steady operation.

By Striatech
Awards February 9, 2017

2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Figure 3: The new control platform can be deployed as a PLC, DCS, SCADA, or RTU, which allowed Clarksville to simplify and standardize on a secure control environment across all of its departments. Courtesy: Brown Engineers LLC
Dedicated Controls February 2, 2017

What controller fits your application?

Controllers available for modern applications include programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs), distributed control systems (DCS), industrial PCs (IPCs) or PC-based control, and embedded (board-level) controllers. What criteria should be used to choose among them and why?

By Dee Brown, PE, Brown Engineers LLC
Dedicated Controls December 13, 2016

Top 10 Control Engineering articles November 12 to December 12: Engineers’ Choice finalists, PID velocity, PLC programming benefits, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, six action items for aging DCS/PLCs, process automation system understanding, easier and safer robotic programming, and PID and digital control efficiencies were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 12 to December 12. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Awards October 13, 2016

2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Awards February 11, 2016

2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione
The SEL Axion is a modular, scalable, and distributed I/O measurement and control solution that is capable of serving up to 64 phasor quantities at 60 measurements per second, which makes it suitable for small to large power management units. Courtesy: Sc
Dedicated Controls January 4, 2016

IO measurement and control solution for utility, industrial applications

The SEL Axion is a modular, scalable, and distributed I/O measurement and control solution that is capable of serving up to 64 phasor quantities at 60 measurements per second, which makes it suitable for small to large power management units (PMUs).

By Schweitzer Engineering Labs (SEL)
Events and Awards October 15, 2015

2016 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.

By Amanda Pelliccione