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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
Figure 3: This diagram shows controller design processing layers. Courtesy: Mario Torre
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 October 20, 2014

EC: PSR-MXF safety relay

Safety — Machine Safety: Phoenix Contact's new PSR-MXF multifunctional safety relay can connect three dual-channel safety sensors in a compact 22.5-mm design. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice award winner.

By Control Engineering
The new controller adds improved reliability, more sophisticated display capabilities, and streamlined wiring. Courtesy: CAD Control Systems
Dedicated Controls July 8, 2014

Advanced control technology puts performance, safety above all

CAD Control Systems and Siemens Industry partner to bring continuous improvement to the oil exploration industry, adding reliability and efficiency to existing blow-out preventer control systems.

By Colm Gavin
Sponsored White Paper Dedicated Controls April 25, 2014

Logic Solvers for Overpressure Protection

The white paper explores some of the possibilities available to the SIS designer of an overpressure protection system for the logic solver and to show examples of straightforward system topologies and their associated safety integrity level (SIL) calculations.

By CFE Media
The next-gen Invensys Foxboro Evo process automation system features a high-speed controller, field device management tools, and intuitive interfaces while reducing operating risk and enable greater visualization. Courtesy: Invensys
Dedicated Controls January 17, 2014

Schneider Electric completes acquisition of Invensys

Schneider Electric announced today that it completed its acquisition of Invensys PLC, a global automation player with a large installed base and a strong software presence. The deal previously was reported to be a $5 billion transaction.

By Jordan M. Schultz
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 September 13, 2013

Industrial automation equipment poised to grow stronger in second half

IHS reports that the industrial automation equipment market is expected to grow 6.2 percent in 2013 thanks to progress in China, Europe, and the United States.

By IHS Inc.
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 30, 2013

Products used in unified robotics platform for packaging

Rockwell Automation programmable automation controllers (PACs), I/O modules, motors, servo drives, ac drives, and operator interfaces help packaging systems provider Cama Group standardize its robotics automation.

By Mike Wagner