PLCs, PACs

IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 7, 2021

Let IIoT do the dirty work: automating sewage treatment

Sewage treatment case study tracks early success, including accuracy and reliability

By Caitlyn Caggia
Courtesy: Avanceon
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 5, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 29 – April 4, 2021

Articles about the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, practical and value-based Industry 4.0, and more Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 29 - April 4, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives April 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2021 included stories on the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, free PLC programming software for education, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Silicon Valley Robotics (SVR)
Robotics March 29, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 22-28, 2021

Articles about the top top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, 2021 engineers' choice awards, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Emerson
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing March 22, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 15-21, 2021

Articles about the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolving control systems, free PLC programming software for education, more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 15-21, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Automation, Controls March 18, 2021

Machine control for more complex processes

Machine control needs to evolve to handle ever more complex processes as operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems converge.

By Mark Yeeles
Courtesy: VIPA ControlsAmerica and New Products for Engineers' Database
PLCs, PACs March 4, 2021

Three signs it might be time to upgrade a PLC

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed to last a long time, but even they have a shelf life. Three tips for knowing when to upgrade are highlighted as well as a cautionary tale.

By Brad Smith
Courtesy: Idec Corporation
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing March 3, 2021

Expanding edge control

Edge control can take many forms to access stranded data, with modern programmable logic controllers (PLCs) often the preferred alternative.

By Don Pham
Courtesy: SICK, New Products for Engineers Database
Maintenance February 27, 2021

Taking the time out of function blocks

Software tools are speeding up the creation of IO-Link function blocks to enable the capture of more valuable process data from machine controllers. 

By Charlie Walker
Courtesy: Seeq
Motors, Drives February 8, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 1-7, 2021

Articles about the 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 3 data analysis tips, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay