PLCs, PACs

Courtesy: Iconics, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 24, 2020

Using SCADA software as a tool for Industry 4.0 integration

The role of SCADA software in smart factories and hardware-independent software is essential for making the transition to Industry 4.0.

By Martyn Williams
Courtesy: Advantech/New Products for Engineers Database
PLCs, PACs October 18, 2020

The rise of the PAC

A programmable automation controller (PAC) is an open control platform that supports and integrates multiple automation disciplines, typically logic and motion control, but also other functions.

By David Humphrey
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics October 1, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, September 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in September 2020 included stories about the younger workforce leading manufacturing, programmable logic controllers, multivariable controls, wastewater treatment, robotics and COVID-19, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
PLCs, PACs September 28, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 21-27, 2020

Articles about engineering leaders under 40, the younger workforce leading manufacturing, programmable logic controllers, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 21-27, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: PI North America
Automation September 25, 2020

Automated container terminal streamlines U.S. supply chain

The TraPac San Pedro Bay facility in Los Angeles is the first automated container terminal in North America, bringing more goods through the same footprint, with faster truck turn times and a 90% reduction in emissions

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation, New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Vision September 11, 2020

Benefits of scalable machine vision systems

The challenge for machine vision systems remains the ease of configuration and processing, which affects scalability. This needs to improve as the technology becomes more common.

By Stephen Hayes
Courtesy: Lavoro Technologies
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing September 9, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, August 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2020 included stories about edge computing and IIoT, PLCs, digital transformation, COVID-19 developments, personal protective equipment, automation, SCADA, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
HMI, OI September 8, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020

Articles about mulitvariable control, PLCs, robots remotely assisting in health care, HMI's, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Honeywell Intelligrated
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 31, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 24-30, 2020

Articles about smart thermometers, predictive maintenance, edge computing and IIoT, PLC's, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug.18-30, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CFE Media & Technology
Research August 17, 2020

Hot topics in Control Engineering

Research: For 2021, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), control system integration, instrumentation, industrial wireless, industrial PCs, industrial Ethernet, and advanced process control are among hot topics; 18 topics are in the top 10; 62 are in the top 20.

By Mark T. Hoske