Control Systems - PLCs, PACs

Webcast: Benefits of DCS for Hybrid Industries versus Conventional PLC Approach

Webcast: Benefits of DCS for Hybrid Industries versus Conventional PLC Approach

With the evolution of the automation industry, a conventional programmable logic controller (PLC)...

Strategies for upgrading PLC hardware

Strategies for upgrading PLC hardware

As technology advances, hardware needs to be updated for optimal efficiency.  » more

Discrete Sensors 101: Sensor types and best practices

Discrete Sensors 101: Sensor types and best practices

Measuring success: Understand which type of discrete sensors to use for what applications,... » more

Controller for remote monitoring and control applications

Controller for remote monitoring and control applications

Bedrock Automation's OSA Remote controller combines PLC, RTU, and edge control as well as intrinsic...

What is an embedded system?

What is an embedded system?

The meaning of an embedded system varies depending on the application; system integrators, end... » more

Understanding industrial control systems security basics

Understanding industrial control systems security basics

Cover story: It’s critical to implement an in-depth cybersecurity plan to help protect industrial... » more

Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet,... » more

In pursuit of best practices

In pursuit of best practices

The February issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on best practices from a variety of perspectives to... » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2018

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2018 included stories about PID controllers,... » more

Setting internal automation standards

Setting internal automation standards

Industry regulations aren’t specific enough, so internal standards are required to ensure... » more

Selecting an automation controller

Selecting an automation controller

Consider these criteria when selecting an automation controller for motion, robotics, machines, and... » more

Discrete PLC IO modules

Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and...

The benefits of a modular control system design approach

The benefits of a modular control system design approach

Cover Story: A new automotive production facility used a modular controller design to reduce... » more

Webcast: Benefits of DCS for Hybrid Industries versus Conventional PLC Approach Strategies for upgrading PLC hardware Discrete Sensors 101: Sensor types and best practices Controller for remote monitoring and control applications What is an embedded system? Understanding industrial control systems security basics Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers In pursuit of best practices Control Engineering hot topics, January 2018 Setting internal automation standards Selecting an automation controller Discrete PLC IO modules The benefits of a modular control system design approach
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