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Dedicated Controls January 22, 2013

The importance of client reviews

A few simple discussions with and demonstrations for your client at strategic times can prevent a world of problems and keep your project on track.

By MAVERICK Technologies control system engineering team
Do you use electrical PPE when working on non-high-voltage problems (such as programming an ac variable frequency drive)?
Dedicated Controls January 14, 2013

Top Control Engineering articles for 2012

Think Again: Control strategies, optimization, safety and security, and system integration were among top Control Engineering articles for 2012, based on online traffic. What advice here will help your 2013 be more productive?

By Mark T. Hoske
Dedicated Controls January 8, 2013

Encapsulated data in automation programming

Using an element of object oriented programming can keep data organized and simplify writing code.

By Jeff Monforton
Sponsored White Paper Dedicated Controls December 13, 2012

Introduction to PID Control

This White Paper explains how PID controllers are used in automatic process control applications.

By CFE Media
Dedicated Controls December 9, 2012

Decentralizing process control and information management

The “D” in DCS has always stood for distributed. While the technological drivers behind this networking strategy may have changed, do the basic concepts of distributed intelligence still apply?

By Peter Welander, Control Engineering
The IntelliCenter Integration Assistant and IntelliCenter Energy by Rockwell Automation are designed to seamlessly integrate MCCs and improve productivity. Courtesy: Rockwell Automation
Dedicated Controls December 3, 2012

Software additions to simplify controller integration, energy management

The IntelliCenter Integration Assistant and IntelliCenter Energy by Rockwell Automation are designed to seamlessly integrate MCCs and improve productivity.

Dedicated Controls November 30, 2012

Fixing PID

Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect.

By Vance VanDoren, PhD, PE for Control Engineering
The BAS motor controls from Cerus Industrial accept dry voltage inputs and include other options like auto run and predictive calibration. A single model accepts up to 600VAC and motor loads up to 40A. Courtesy: Cerus Industrial
Dedicated Controls November 27, 2012

BAS motor controls with auto run, predictive calibration

The BAS motor controls from Cerus Industrial accept dry voltage inputs and include other options like auto run and predictive calibration. One model accepts up to 600 V AC and motor loads up to 40 A.

Dedicated Controls November 12, 2012

EC: EZ TouchPLC Jr.

Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers: The EZTouchPLC Jr. is the smallest TFT color touch panel HMI with a built-in programmable logic controller and I/O used for automation of electromechanical processes, such as control of machinery at a factory. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.

By Control Engineering
Dedicated Controls November 12, 2012

EC: Simatic S7-1215C

Machine and Embedded Control - PLCs: The Simatic S7-1215C has four times the capacity of existing modules while adding a second Profinet interface, two analog outputs and fast outputs for controlling up to four stepper motors. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention.

By Control Engineering