PLCs, PACs

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Sensors, Actuators January 5, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, December 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in December 2020 included stories about 5 VFD parameter changes explained, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), 2021 System Integrator of the Year, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 4, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Articles about programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the top 5 VFD parameter changes, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, using diamond as a metallic conductor, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Tesco Controls
PLCs, PACs December 21, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 14-20, 2020

Articles about migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware, system integrators reducing maintenance costs, flowmeter testing and calibrating challenges, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 14-20 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Info Management December 19, 2020

Benefits of an alarm management philosophy

Giving operators on the manufacturing floor a simple and clear-cut philosophy for alarm management with a simple and clear-cut system can help reduce downtime and improve overall automation and efficiency.

By Martyn Hilbers
Courtesy: Tesco Controls
PLCs, PACs December 12, 2020

Migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware

Zero downtime is a requirement for many water/wastewater processes, often necessitating upgrading legacy automation by migrating existing code

By Raju Nair
Courtesy: Quantum Automation
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 1, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, November 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in November 2020 included stories about SCADA, HMI and MES projects, VFD parameter changes, advanced process control, how integrators can help with IIoT applications, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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