Control Systems - PLCs, PACs

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

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

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

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

Selecting an automation controller

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

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

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

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

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

PLC software benefits for industrial manufacturers

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

Collect, optimize data

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

Drives and machines are getting smarter in the Industrie 4.0 era

Intelligent drive systems play a large role in optimizing machine configuration and performance and... » more

CFE Edu launches PLCs and analog signals training course

CFE Edu has launched a course that dives into the basics of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)... » more

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