Control Systems - PLCs, PACs

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

How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application

How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application

Picking the right hardware is critical, but users also need to make sure they include controller... » more

Role of CNCs and PLCs in the factory of the future

Role of CNCs and PLCs in the factory of the future

As automation in manufacturing increases, industrial controllers and control systems are becoming... » more

PLC software benefits for industrial manufacturers

PLC software benefits for industrial manufacturers

Software-based programmable logic controllers (PLC) present numerous advantages over traditional... » more

Collect, optimize data

Collect, optimize data

Use automation to collect pertinent operations data in the right format for worthwhile outcomes.... » more

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 How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application Role of CNCs and PLCs in the factory of the future PLC software benefits for industrial manufacturers Collect, optimize data
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