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2024 Trade Show Report: A3 Business Forum

A3 is North America’s largest automation trade association representing more than 1,200 organizations involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors and related automation technologies. What can you expect in this Trade Show Report? Exhibitor Analysis: Insightful coverage of exhibitor booths, highlighting innovative products, interactions with exhibitors, and company profiles. […]

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AppliedAutomation

AppliedAutomation is the premier title serving manufacturing and utilities. This eBook demonstrates how automation, instrumentation and control techniques are applied to increase capacity, enhance design and production, improve efficiency, increase profitability and meet regulatory requirements. Featured articles includes PLCs power industrial data integration, Automation Fair 2023: Sustainability efforts require measuring and control tools, system integration, […]

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Dataforth
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IIoT Cloud

Learn how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the cloud are changing manufacturing in this helpful eBook. Featured content includes connected worker platforms can help factory automation thrive, improve, automation Fair 2023: Building the future of industrial operations, 7 ways SCADA software can advance IIoT implementations, if you do it right  so much more […]

Sponsored by WAGO
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System Integration

System integration is a crucial aspect of manufacturing for control engineers and they are involved in many different aspects and industries. They help companies become more efficient, streamlined and smarter in their day-to-day operations. Featured articles include system integrators apply technology to very human endeavors, MTP standard accelerates DCS and PLC integration, innovative integration extended […]

Sponsored by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Grantek, Red Lion
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Enclosures & Cut-to-length Wire

Enclosures and cut-to-length wires are a constant in an engineer’s day-to-day activity. They provide electrical protection for engineers and help prevent serious injuries and other hazards. Featured articles in this helpful eBook include how to select an industrial enclosure, energy efficiency gamifying market expected to reach almost $20 billion by 2033, NFPA 70B codification is […]

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Vision Systems

Featured articles in this eBook include machine vision’s role in augmenting, enhancing AI in manufacturing, choosing between discrete, continuous position sensors for an application, how sensors enable smart factories and more efficient manufacturing and so much more in this 25-page eBook!

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure is more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks than ever. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are merging together and manufacturing systems are vulnerable. Featured content in this eBook include the riskiest OT and ICS devices across critical infrastructure industries, how listed companies like Clorox can establish cybersecurity good governance in 2023, how NotPetya […]

Sponsored by Industrial Defender
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Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a hot buzzword in manufacturing today, but what does it mean? What does it mean for manufacturers and what effect will it have for the present and future? This helpful eBook offers several examples of the many digital transformation is taking hold in manufacturing. Featured articles include how digital transformation and AI […]

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric
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Enterprise Asset Management

Asset management helps plant-floor engineers make more informed and better decisions. Featured articles include using data to improve fleet and asset management systems, establishing a centralized asset performance system for increased efficiency, reliability, smart connected asset and operations market expected to double in next decade and so much more!

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SCADA & HMI

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are a mainstay for engineers and allow them to better perform their tasks in a variety of industries. This eBook features articles on ICS network integration benefits for a connected plant, efficiency, asset management benefits for valves and actuators and so much more in […]

Sponsored by Siemens, Strongarm, Trihedral
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Robotics

Robotics are one of the fastest-growing industries and their impact can be felt on many manufacturing floors. There’s more to the robot, however, than what you see on the plant floor. This helpful eBook includes logistics, robotics advances at the heart of improving automation, collaborative robot market has strong long-term future and so much more in this […]

Sponsored by Igus, Mitsubishi Electric
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PLCs

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been at the heart of manufacturing facilities for decades. The rise in new technologies is making them even more important. Featured articles include benefits of plug-and-play PLC migration, more answers on PLC projects, programming best practices and so much more in this 28-page eBook!

Sponsored by AutomationDirect
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IT/OT Convergence

IT and OT must work together to secure systems, protect information and ensure safety. This eBook includes the U.S. government impact on OT cyber risk, the most wonderful time of year for hackers: Why industrial cybersecurity matters more than ever during the holidays and so much more in this 34-page eBook!

Sponsored by Red Lion
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Pain Points & Solutions in Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete manufacturing covers many different industries, but they do have common challenges and issues they need to overcome. Featured articles in this eBook include superconductivity switches on and off in magic-angle graphene, benefits of using automation in high-mix and low-volume manufacturing and custom algorithm used to solve challenges with robotic layer forming and de-tray system.

Sponsored by iBASEt
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Material Handling & Automation

The modern supply chain must run at warp speed, and the tools available—from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders—have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change. Featured articles include bulk handling system cuts dust, improves accuracy at graphite plant, best practices to overcome bulk solids material handling challenges and […]

Sponsored by Encoder
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Motors & Drives

Maintaining motors and drives and keeping them cost-effective is crucial. It often requires knowledge of many different types of motors, drives and the standards behind them. Successful maintenance, repair and knowledge of these standards help keep manufacturing plants running safely and efficiently. Featured articles include creating greater VFD efficiencies while reducing carbon emissions and maintenance […]

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Beckhoff, SEW Eurodrive
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PID Tuning

Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning is a key aspect of control systems and process manufacturing. Proper tuning and knowledge is a must for success and it requires precision and know-how. Featured articles in this eBook include stories on understanding PID control and loop tuning fundamentals and advanced strategies to implement for modern process control.

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Cybersecurity in Smart Factories

Manufacturing facilities and factories are becoming smarter and more sophisticated and can do things that weren’t thought to be possible before. That possibility, however, is tempered because they are more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. A strong smart factory will have a robust cybersecurity program in place. Featured articles in this eBook include stories on operational […]

Sponsored by Tenable
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Control Systems

Control systems are the heart of a manufacturing facility and come in many different forms. Each control system, whether it’s a programmable logic controller (PLC) or a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, requires expertise and knowledge that goes beyond what’s being displayed. Featured articles in this eBook include stories on how model predictive […]

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Process Instrumentation & Sensors

Process instrumentation and process sensors are used to monitor temperature, flow and more in process manufacturing facilities. They play a key role in ensuring these facilities, which include oil and gas and chemical manufacturing, operate safely. Featured stories in this eBook include tips on sensor selection, temperature sensors: Make the right choice, RTD vs. TC, […]

Sponsored by Minebea Intec
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Industrial Networking

Industrial networking refers to the use of networking technologies and protocols to connect industrial devices and systems, such as sensors, controllers and other equipment, to facilitate communication and data exchange. Featured articles in this eBook include introduction to artificial neural networks in control applications, understanding fiber-optic network technology for SCADA, HART-IP simplifies Ethernet-APL transition and […]

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Throwback Attacks

What is a Throwback Attack? It’s an examination of a historical cyberattack on the industrial sector, determining what it meant for the industry and looking at lessons learned. Featured articles in this eBook includes how NotPetya accidentally took down global shipping giant Maersk, hackers take advantage of the holidays to hit oil giant Saudi Aramco, […]

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AI & Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming crucial to manufacturing’s success. How a machine and an industrial network learn and adapt to their surroundings is as important for them as it is for humans. Featured articles in this eBook include Bridging the Gap series: The challenges of AI integration in industrial automation, how artificial […]

Sponsored by TwinThread
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Defending your organization from ransomware

Ransomware is a constant and growing threat in the world of manufacturing. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) devices becomes interconnected, which has a great deal of potential, but risk, as well. Featured articles in this eBook include dairy giant forced to halt production because of ransomware, new approach allows for faster ransomware detection, […]

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Securing the IIoT

The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers manufacturers a great deal of potential because it connects many devices to the internet that could not before. That connectivity, however, comes with a potential drawback because it also makes devices more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Featured articles in this eBook include how to mitigate cloud security threats, […]

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Applying Industrial Analytics

Analytics are designed to give the user precise information in a synthesized format they can use to make better and more informed decisions. This is critical for engineers, who deal with more information daily. Making the right decision at the right moment can make an enormous difference. Featured articles in this eBook include four analytics […]

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Control Systems

A control system makes decisions about how a discrete, continuous or hybrid processes function, generally ensuring processes operate within appropriate parameters, safely, at an appropriate rate and within required quality. Control systems also help factories and facilities produce quality goods safely and efficiently. Featured articles include advice on removing advanced process control roadblocks and heat […]

Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth
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Supply Chain Attacks

The supply chain is more vulnerable than ever as integrating information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT) makes it more susceptible to cyber attacks. Featured articles in this eBook include NERC CIP standards, supply chain forecasting and demand planning, steps to minimize cybersecurity risk in manufacturing and takeaways from Black Hat USA 2021.

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Product of the Year Winners 2023

Download this eBook to learn about the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners in each of the 14 categories — including the Most Valuable Product — 42 winners in total.

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Industrial Automation Cable Solutions

Industrial automation is the use of technologies such as computer software and robotics to control machinery and processes which replace human beings in performing specific functions. The functions are primarily centered on manufacturing, quality control and material handling processes. Featured articles in this eBook include design considerations for dynamic applications, UL approved data cables, industrial […]

Sponsored by Helukabel
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Get More Value from Your VFD

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become an essential component for success in today’s new world of technological innovation and possibilities. This eBook will introduce you to: The benefits of dynamically varying the speed and torque of electric motors. Why VFDs with built-in PLCs provide advanced capabilities for a range of complex applications. Industry examples of […]

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric
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Product of the Year Nominees 2023

Download this eBook to see which products are nominees in the 14 categories. Cast your votes before March 14, 2023 to make sure that your favorites have a chance to take home the gold.

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How to Hire an Industrial Robot

When “hiring” an industrial robot, you need to find the one with the right qualifications for the job. Your robot should also be safe and easy to program, and industrial robots from Mitsubishi Electric come with a comprehensive three-year warranty. Download our free eBook, How to Hire an Industrial Robot, to learn about the capabilities […]

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric
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Big thinking on miniature circuit breakers

Miniature circuit breakers are used in many different manufacturing applications and require knowledge about electrical codes and safety standards to keep operations humming. This 62-page custom eBook by Control Engineering features articles on stories such as circuit protection in electrical/power systems, NEC 2017 changes and understanding SCCR.

Sponsored by c3controls
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Measurement Matters eBook

Intelligent, integrated solutions and accurate measurements help operators in the oil & gas industry minimize cost, schedule, and risk. This 38-page eBook from ABB and Oil & Gas Engineering provides information to help make oil and gas operations more precise and safer  for everyone.

Sponsored by ABB
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Edge Computing Trend Report

The introduction of edge computing is the most significant plant floor advancement in industrial computing since the introduction of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) 30 years ago. This next wave of digital transformation offers tremendous potential to those who respond early and capitalize on the improvements that can be brought to their operators. Edge […]

Sponsored by Stratus
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Midstream Asset Management

The midstream is going through major developments in artificial intelligence, engine monitoring, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to name a few, and all of them are making the oil & gas industry more efficient and safer. This helpful eBook from Control Engineering and Oil & Gas Engineering will help readers learn about topics including fixing corrosion with predictive […]

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Plant and Personnel Safety

Safety systems have identifiable stages and involve different specialized functions; know how each can help reduce risk in this eBook. Featured articles include process safety and compliance advice, determining safety integrity level for a process application, and four overlooked aspects of risk management and safety.

Sponsored by Honeywell
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Data Center Design

Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry. Data centers have high-level power demands, customized climate and cooling needs, unique enclosure systems-and all of this must operate without interruption.

Sponsored by Rittal
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IIoT: Machines, Equipment & Asset Management

Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies. These include easier real-time sensor data access via tablets, PC-based control, data analytics, smarter machines, cybersecurity, how to get data more easily from maintenance software, human machine interfaces and controllers, along with easier industrial connectivity.

Sponsored by Infor
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Edge Computing

Today's technologies heap benefits onto an edge-computing architecture. These benefits include faster computing, better networking, more memory, smarter analytics, cloud-based intelligence and applications, tighter security with more access, easier setup, and lower costs.

Sponsored by Advantech, Stratus
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Machine Vision

Machine vision isn't a cure-all, but applications are many more than they used to be, and vision systems and devices are a lot easier and more cost effective to buy and specify, implement, integrate, and use than before. That's because of advancements in vision system designs, computing power, algorithms, optics, and communications.

Sponsored by Integro Technologies
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Digital Report: PLCs

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) represent the logic (decision) part of the control loop of sense, decide, and actuate. As we know, PLCs aren't the only option for making decisions in a control loop, but they are likely why you're here. Featured articles in this digital report compare PLCs and programmable automation controllers (PACs), industrial PCs, and robotic controllers.

Sponsored by EZAutomation, Honeywell
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Digital Report: HMIs

Automation and controls continue to help HMI hardware and software advance. As computing capabilities progress (smaller, faster, more capacity, for less or equal price), hardware has become more rugged with less maintenance required, with wider environmental capabilities, and integrated input/output (I/O) connections.

Sponsored by Maple Systems, Pepperl+Fuchs
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IIoT: Operations & IT

This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years. Among the topics covered are how to use IIoT to improve operations, how to do a better job of data analysis by using new technologies and new software, and how manufacturers are already using IIoT to affect changes in their operation.

Sponsored by Kepware, Rittal
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Industrial Networking eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the Industrial Networking eGuide sponsored by GarrettCom Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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GarrettCom eGuide

Thank You for Registering Thank you for registering for the GarrettCom eGuide on Cyber Security.    Please click on the following link to download the eGuide PDF.   If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Machine Vision eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the Machine Vision eGuide sponsored by Dalsa. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide” sponsored by Dalsa. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Invensys eGuide

Thank You for Registering Thank you for your interest in the “Are You Prepared? New 49 CFR Requirements Mean New Strategies for Pipeline Control Room Management” sponsored by Invensys. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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PAC or PLC?  Controller Selection Considerations eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the PAC or PLC?  Controller Selection Considerations eGuide sponsored by AutomationDirect. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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eGuide: Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet

  eGuide: Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet   Today, automation control systems are expected to provide greater operational visibility of manufacturing processes throughout the organization, from field sites to the control room, so as to reduce the cost of operations, maximize return, and ensure operator safety.  However, manufacturers who try to deploy an […]

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Control Engineering eGuide, Human Factors and the Impact on Plant Safety

    Control Engineering eGuide, Human Factors and the Impact on Plant Safety Indications are that human beings are responsible for up to half the abnormal situations in process plants.  Moreover, those studies suggest that process industries in the U.S. lose more than $20 billion annually as a result.  In spite of these statistics, most process […]

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Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide sponsored by Dalsa

Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide If you haven’t integrated machine vision on an automation line ,or machines recently, you could be missing some powerful and cost-effective solutions. Ease-of-use, performance, and flexibility are required to meet the diverse requirements of industrial applications. Over the last few years, Control Engineering has published dozens of articles, case […]

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Is Your Safety System Compliant with Today’s Safety Standards eGuide

Control Engineering eGuide: Is Your Safety System Compliant with Today’s Safety Standards Financial benefits, reduced operating costs, and safer operations can all be realized through safety system compliance. However, operational aspects of safety systems are under increased scrutiny throughout process manufacturing facilities due to evolving standards. Follow this link to register and learn how changes […]

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DCS Migration: Breaking the Last Bonds of Old Technology eGuide sponsored by Invensys

DCS Migration: Breaking the Last Bonds of Old Technology eGuide Retiring that old control system platform can be a major step in modernizing your HMI, improving connectivity, and adding important functionality. One of the well-known facts related to process industries is that many plants, if not the majority of plants, are being controlled by platforms […]

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Integrated Safety eGuide sponsored by ABB

Integrated Safety eGuide Process industries are inherently hazardous, and maintaining safety in processes and operations has become increasingly complex and costly. But too often, companies have difficulty demonstrating a clear return on investment in their safety activities. With both safety and financial concerns being a high priority, those in the process industry sometimes struggle to […]

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How to Reduce Wiring Costs and Improve Panel Efficiencies eGuide sponsored by ABB

How to Reduce Wiring Costs and Improve Panel Efficiencies eGuide Building with Lean processes isn’t enough; there’s big savings in the way the control is designed. Lean Manufacturing has been adopted by more manufacturers as a source of increased competitiveness than any other improvement meth­odology, according to The MPI Group, which maintains an extensive database […]

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ABB Is Your Safety System Compliant eGuide

Control Engineering eGuide: “Is Your Safety System Compliant with Today’s Safety Standards.”Financial benefits, reduced operating costs, and safer operations can all be realized through safety system compliance. However, operational aspects of safety systems are under increased scrutiny throughout process manufacturing facilities due to evolving standards.  Learn how changes in safety standards are affecting legacy systems […]

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ABB Integrated Safety

Control Engineering eGuide: Low Voltage Energy Efficient Drives   

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ABB Low Voltage Energy Efficient Drives

Control Engineering eGuide:  Integrated SafetyProcess industries are inherently hazardous, and maintaining safety in processes and operations has become increasingly complex and costly. But too often, companies have difficulty demonstrating a clear return on investment in their safety activities. With both safety and financial concerns being a high priority, those in the process industry sometimes struggle […]

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How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision eGuide ” sponsored by Teledyne Dalsa. Please click this link to download the eGuide. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Director of Operations pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Optimize Automation with Lifecycle Management eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Optimize Automation with Lifecycle Management eGuide” sponsored by Eaton. Please click this link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Director of Operations pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Adding industrial toughness and reliability to the internet eGuide” sponsored by Moxa. Please click on this link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Director of Operations pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Industrial Ethernet Implementation eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Industrial Ethernet Implementation eGuide” sponsored by B&B Electronics. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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REDESIGN_2012_Moxa Industrial Ethernet eGuide Thank You Page

Thank you for registering for the “Industrial Ethernet Best Practices” eGuide sponsored by Moxa. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch(at)cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Practical Defense eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Practical Defense:  Protecting your Production from Cyber Crime“ eGuide sponsored by United Electric. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Moxa Industrial Ethernet eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Industrial Ethernet Best Practices” eGuide sponsored by Moxa. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Optimizing Drive Solutions for Energy Efficiency eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Optimizing Drive Solutions for Energy Efficiency” eGuide sponsored by Lenze. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide” sponsored by Dalsa. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Beyond HMI eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Beyond HMI – Evolved solutions bring significant new rewards” sponsored by Invensys. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Oscilloscopes eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Oscilloscopes–Multi-functionality for Optimal Performance” sponsored by Fluke. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Is Your Safety System Compliant with Today’s Safety Standards eGuide

Control Engineering eGuide: Is Your Safety System Compliant with Today’s Safety Standards Financial benefits, reduced operating costs, and safer operations can all be realized through safety system compliance. However, operational aspects of safety systems are under increased scrutiny throughout process manufacturing facilities due to evolving standards. Follow this link to register and learn how changes […]

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System Designs eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “System Designs to Optimize Energy Efficiency eGuide” sponsored by SEW. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Group Production Manager pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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PAC or PLC? Controller Selection Considerations eGuide sponsored by AutomationDirect

PAC or PLC? Controller Selection Considerations eGuide Controller-based applications face a divergence when selecting a controller: Simplicity and ruggedness, or openness and functionality? In math, that’s called indeterminacy, but in automation, the engineer should know what controller feature set is best for the application, no matter what you call the logic device. Click here to […]

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eGuide: Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines

      Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide This eGuide illustrates how machine safety is serious business and should be at the forefront of any machine builder’s design process. Register below for this eGuide exploring safety, summarizing the key steps necessary to lower risk, and highlighting how integrated safety components can simplify machine design. Click […]

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How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision eGuide ” sponsored by Teledyne Dalsa. Please click this link to download the eGuide. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Director of Operations pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Industrial Ethernet Best Practices eGuide sponsored by Moxa

Industrial Ethernet Best Practices eGuide    If your device has to be able to communicate using more than one industrial Ethernet protocol, the number of options is growing and there are many things to consider. Why use EtherNet/IP Ethernet protocol? Is it a new or upgrade installation? Will you be doing the work without IT? […]

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Practical Defense eGuide sponsored by United Electric

Practical Defense:  Protecting your Production from Cyber Crime eGuide  Cyber security is war. You have to defend your systems from all sorts of outside attackers, and if one that’s skilled and determined gets you in his sights, defending yourself may be tougher than you think. Once an attacker breaks through a hardened perimeter, moving around […]

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Digital Report: OPC UA and PC-Based Technology

OPC UA and PC-based Control Technology for Enterprise Level Communication Digital Report   “OPC UA and PC-based Control Technology for Enterprise Level Communication” is a digital report about tools used to integrate information to and from plant floor and enterprise systems as part of the fourth industrial revolution. Sponsored by Beckhoff. Click here to download the […]

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Digital Report: Motion Control

Motion Control Digital Report Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety. Intelligent motion control helps manufacturing end users, machine builders, and system integrators who work on these projects, in addition to the final customers who benefit from higher quality […]

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Digital Report: PID Tuning Best Practices

PID Tuning Best Practices Digital Report   “This most-recent PID article collection contains five of the most-referenced Control Engineering articles delivering practical advice on improving the use of PID, examining the important third factor in PID, and helps with matching the control technique to process. Sponsored by Control Station. Click here to download the Digital Report

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eGuide: Optimize Automation with Lifecycle Management

  Optimize Automation with Lifecycle Management Global pressures and decreased time-to-market challenge manufacturers to embrace lean concepts and optimize automation with lifecycle management. In this Control Engineering eGuide learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.  Click here to register and download the […]

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Digital Report: Industrial Analytics

Digital Report: A Q&A on Industrial Analytics Plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) use Seeq to analyze and improve production outcomes. Seeq’s support for time series data and its challenges—connecting, displaying, interpolating, cleansing, and contextualization as examples—relieves engineers of hours and days of futility spent finding insights in process manufacturing data. Seeq enables engineers […]

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Digital Reports

Edge Computing Digital Report Today’s technologies heap benefits onto an edge-computing architecture. These benefits include faster computing, better networking, more memory, smarter analytics, cloud-based intelligence and applications, tighter security with more access, easier setup, and lower costs. Click here to download the digital report. Sponsored by: PLC Digital Report Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) represent the […]

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eGuide: How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision

      How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision eGuide This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.  Vision systems are a primary consideration for any manufacturer who is looking to improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match your application and ownership requirements can […]

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Wireless Reliability in Harsh Environments eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Wireless Reliability in Harsh Environments eGuide” sponsored by Moxa. Please click this link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Director of Operations pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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Industrial Networking eGuide

Lessons Learned: Making Industrial Networking Better You’ve installed state-of the-art security equipment on your control system to keep out the bad guys. But do your people leave the front door open?  What are lessons to be learned from highly regulated industries such as the power industry?  Over the last few years, Control Engineering has led […]

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Cyber Security eGuide

Cyber Security eGuide   Download Control Engineering’s eGuide on Cyber Security by registering below:   Cyber Security is growing in importance as a result of security incidents and expanding government regulation. Over the last few years, Control Engineering has led the industry discussion in relating security to industrial and wireless networks.  Follow the discussion and […]

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Invensys Migration eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the Invensys Migration eGuide sponsored by Invensys. Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Safety Instrumentation eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the Safety Instrumentation eGuide sponsored by United Electric Controls Please click on the following link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. Please click on the following link to download the hi-res version eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Patrick Lynch Project Manager plynch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2210

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Optimizing Drive Solutions for Energy Efficiency eGuide sponsored by Lenze

Optimizing Drive Solutions for Energy Efficiency eGuide  Almost half of the electric energy produced in the world is used by the industry sector. And, electric drives are responsible for approximately two thirds of this power consumption.  In the face of economic uncertainties and increasing environmental concerns, many businesses are trying to make their operations more […]

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Are you prepared? 49 CFR Requirements Mean New Strategies for Pipeline Control Room Management eGuide sponsored by Invensys

Are You Prepared? New 49 CFR Requirements Mean New Strategies for Pipeline Control Room Management. Integrated tools and a centralized SCADA system help facilities meet new DOT regulations but compliance is only one of many benefits. Change is coming to pipeline control room management. Recent amendments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations significantly […]

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Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide…

Machine Vision for Factory Automation eGuide Measurement and control of product color is critical in many industries including food, pharmaceutical, and packaging.  In addition, ease-of-use, performance, and flexibility are required to meet the diverse requirements of industrial applications. Over the last few years, Control Engineering has published dozens of articles, case studies, technology trend articles, […]

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Red Lion Networking Product Guide

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Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide

Thank you for your interest in the “Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide” sponsored by Festo. Please click this link to download the web-ready eGuide PDF. If you have any questions please contact: Paul Brouch Director of Operations pbrouch@cfemedia.com 630-571-4070 x2208

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eGuide: Wireless Reliability in Harsh Environments 2

      eGuide:  Wireless Reliability in Harsh Environments Wireless failures at home or in the office will be an inconvenience until a replacement device is installed. Wireless network failures in industrial applications, however, jeopardize the safety of onsite personnel and damage expensive machinery/equipment.  In this Control Engineering eGuide learn how to increase device reliability […]

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Safety Instrumentation eGuide

Simplifying Plant Safety Instrumentation eGuide There are sensors scattered throughout a plant’s production units that are there to trigger a shutdown if they move into an unsafe condition. Such devices can operate for months and years without needing to perform their function. If push comes to shove, how do you know they will do their […]

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