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Figure 2: One-cable technology (OCT) minimizes cabling concerns by providing power and signal for HMI hardware, servo systems and other field components through a variety of connector types. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
I/O Systems, I/O Modules December 7, 2018

The best cable management strategy is foresight in selecting components

Reduce or eliminate unnecessary cables through pluggable I/O terminals and one-cable strategies in control cabinets and machines.

By Sree Potluri
I/O Systems, I/O Modules November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Festo's CPX-FB36 is designed to provide analytics for devices with valve terminal health and diagnostic details and provides pneumatic response of a system when combined with an intelligent energy efficiency module. Courtesy: Festo
I/O Systems, I/O Modules November 6, 2018

Module for providing valve terminal health and diagnostics

Festo's CPX-FB36 is designed to provide analytics for devices with valve terminal health and diagnostic details and provides pneumatic response of a system when combined with an intelligent energy efficiency module.

By Festo Corporation
Opto 22's groov serial I/O module, the GRV-CSERI-4, is designed to plug into a groov EPIC chassis alongside the groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC) and discrete and analog I/O modules. Courtesy: Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules November 6, 2018

Four-port serial communication module

Opto 22's groov serial I/O module, the GRV-CSERI-4, is designed to plug into a groov EPIC chassis alongside the groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC) and discrete and analog I/O modules.

By Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules September 6, 2018

How much control goes to the cloud?

Cloud computing is gaining ground as industrial plants become more efficient, but it’s important to recognize where computing is needed and where it should be taking place.

By Bob McIlvride, Skkynet Cloud Systems Inc.
I/O Systems, I/O Modules August 15, 2018

Ladder Logic 306: Simulation

Using simulation for ladder logic allows users to test advanced situations that otherwise wouldn't be possible, reducing potential costs and hazards for users.

By Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
I/O Systems, I/O Modules August 13, 2018

Benefits of DCS for Hybrid Industries versus Conventional PLC Approach: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Jerry Espy, Frank Prendergast, and Jerry Bartlemay answered questions about topics such as cybersecurity risk, the emergency of the IIoT, and component and module integration.

By Jerry Espy, Frank Prendergast, Jerry Bartlemay, Schneider Electric
I/O Systems, I/O Modules August 8, 2018

How to choose an industrial automation controller

Choosing the most effective controller requires careful evaluation of multiple requirements.

By Jeff Payne, AutomationDirect
I/O Systems, I/O Modules August 1, 2018

Integrating IIoT equipment into manufacturing systems

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturing systems to optimize facility and system operations. Think you’re using IIoT technologies? Are you adding sensors in 12 steps or 6 steps?

By Jeff Miller, InSource Solutions
I/O Systems, I/O Modules February 3, 2018

In pursuit of best practices

The February issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on best practices from a variety of perspectives to show how it is a constant in manufacturing.

By Jack Smith