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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
Dedicated Controls January 8, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, December 9 to January 8: PID loop tuning advice, control engineers and management, System Integrators of the Year, more

Articles about learning PID loop turning from an expert, 7 things control engineers should know about management, the 2015 System Integrators of the Year, support-focused enterprise controls, and PLC and DCS programming were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 9 to January 8.

By Chris Vavra
Dedicated Controls October 23, 2014

Designing real-time process controllers

The most important constraint in a real-time system is that the time it takes to process an input and produce an output must be well known.

By Mario Torre, Halliburton
Dedicated Controls December 25, 2013

Outdoor-ready connectors

Harting's Han-Eco Outdoor and Han-Yellock connectors are designed to resist harsh environmental conditions while the Han-M has UV resistant seals and the Han HPR is used for demanding environments and wet areas.

Dedicated Controls July 8, 2013

Optical bypass relay

The OBR40 optical bypass relay by Belden is designed for harsh environments and both ring and bus topologies as well as an IP30 protection rating.

Dedicated Controls April 9, 2013

The loop, the whole loop, and nothing but the loop

Sometimes we need to think about an individual control loop. Other times we need to consider the larger control system. You should be able to do either when appropriate.

By Bruce Brandt, PE
Dedicated Controls March 13, 2013

Do-it-yourself model-based control

When regulatory control can’t do the job, and you can’t find an off-the-shelf APC package, your only option may be to build your own. It’s not easy, but it can be done and good ones can make a world of difference.

By Peter Welander
Dedicated Controls February 26, 2013

Advancing control

Concepts of APC can be implemented a little bit at a time but still make big steps toward getting your process running better.

By Bruce Brandt, PE
Dedicated Controls February 19, 2013

The benefits of reusing control logic

Don’t think it’s lazy—reusing effective control system strategy and programming can help you identify problems.

By Matt Dougherty
Dedicated Controls February 4, 2013

PLC vs. PAC

These technologies continue to evolve, making differences harder to distinguish. Here are some thoughts on what does what, and how to choose between a PLC and a PAC for your next application.

By Jeff Payne