Control Systems - PLCs, PACs

The role of monitoring in industrial automation

In a world driven by data, the industrial marketplace now demands full automation systems rather... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, January 9 to February 8: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, SI Giants, process models, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 System Integrator Giants, process models and... » more

PLCs can improve wind turbine performance

Installing non-OEM programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on wind turbines improves performance and... » more

Distributed control system upgrades for process control systems

There are many reasons to upgrade a distributed control system (DCS) for a process control system,... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 11-17: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, 2015 SI Giants, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, and... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, December 12 to January 11: SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, more

Articles about the 2015 System Integrator Giants, overcoming flow measurement challenges, choosing... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 4-10: Flow measurement, heat exchanger strategies, more

Articles about flow measurement challenges, heat exchanger control strategies, PLC and DCSs for... » more

Top Control Engineering articles of 2015

Think Again: Salary survey and career advice, variable frequency drive help, process control... » more

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2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories. » more

Automation system software upgrade for safety-related applications

Pilz's Release 13 for the PSS 4000 automation system features a non-persistent online change function that allows individual changes to be transferred to the control systems for safety-related applications. » more

Modular switch range for complex industrial applications

EAO's Series 61 are modular switch ranges designed for applications with high temperature variations or mechanically demanding environments. » more

Pushbuttons and selector switches for wiring applications with narrow space

AutomationDirect's Fuji Electric 22mm devices include AR22-series pushbuttons, selector switches and joysticks as well as pilot lights and buzzers. They can be wired in horizontal and vertical directions making wiring in narrow... » more

IO measurement and control solution for utility, industrial applications

The SEL Axion is a modular, scalable, and distributed I/O measurement and control solution that is capable of serving up to 64 phasor quantities at 60 measurements per second, which makes it suitable for small to large power... » more

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Six things to consider for industrial CCTV coax cable...

Selecting the incorrect coaxial cable for a closed circuit television... » more

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Pump Control: Introduction

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

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Covers equipment and methods used to measure and manipulate the conditions of continuous and batch processes.

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