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DCS migrations: Opportunity for improvement, or operational disaster

When planning a distributed control system (DCS) migration, some of the old can be retained, but... » more

Migration gone bad

Starting up a process unit is tricky, but with inadequate training on a complex system, the result... » more

Implementing high-performance HMIs

Many companies are looking to Abnormal Situation Management (ASM)-based and other high-performance... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, June 11 to July 11: Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 4-10: Skills gap, process control systems, storyboarding and software design, more

Articles about the oil and gas skills gap, process control systems, storyboarding and software... » more

Control and automation systems for facilities

In smaller facilities up to a handful of people might be in charge of the process control system.... » more

Integrating multiple control systems

Control system integration: Very few plants have one monolithic controller running everything.... » more

Updating process control systems

When legacy control systems are replaced with new technology there is a great opportunity to... » more

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Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS Series miniature proportional joystick and is ideal for controlling unmanned vehicles, robotics and other remote controlled... » more

Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC

Pilz's Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control is an operator terminal equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. » more

Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics

Siemens' Simatic AFDiSD active field distributor features extended Fieldbus diagnostics that can be installed and allow users to access the latest information about their Fieldbus installation for information such as power,... » more

Control units designed for CANopen protocol slave devices

ICP DAS USA's CAN-8823 control units have 8 slots for I/O expansion and work with most digital remote I/O modules. » more

Explosion-proof momentary push button switch

Larson Electronics' EPS-2XPB-SG-MS is designed for controlling machinery or process in industrial and commercial applications and is explosion-proof. » more

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Storyboarding as the first step in high-performance...

The first step in migrating to a high-performance human-machine... » more

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Pump Control Video Series

Pump Control: Introduction

The U.S. alone has 32 million motors and about...

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Poll of the Week

Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
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Modbus TCP
Powerlink
Profinet
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