Control Systems - PLCs, PACs

Origins of the programmable controller and its potential future

The programmable logic controller (PLC) went through a lot of trial-and-error in its early... » more

PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers... » more

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... » more

Six key differences between PLCs and computers

On the surface, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers are similar, but PLCs can... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 30 to February 5: IIoT advice, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller, more

Articles about the IIoT and manufacturing, matrix VFD technology, choosing the best controller for... » more

What controller fits your application?

Controllers available for modern applications include programmable logic controllers (PLCs),... » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

Chemical manufacturer tames alarm management

Even after an input/output (I/O) migration, and installing a new distributed control system (DCS)... » more

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Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items

Hardy Process Solutions' Dynamic Checkweigher is a fully automated system designed to weigh items automatically in-motion and automated control is done with an embedded programmable logic controller (PLC). » more

PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series. » more

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that collects historical and production data and can operate as a mass storage device. » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Batch manufacturing software with mobile production capabilities

Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk Batch View software is designed to provide a scalable, browser-based interface that adapts across smartphones to tablets and PCs and allows users to access real-time information.

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Signaling considerations for control system migrations

Not every analog field instrument can be wired to any given analog... » more

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