Networking & Security - I/O Systems, Modules

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles November 12 to December 12: Engineers' Choice finalists, PID velocity, PLC programming benefits, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, six action items for aging DCS/PLCs, process... » more

IO platform for improved connectivity in hazardous areas

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform is designed to allow users to... » more

Remote IO modules with EtherNet/IP

Moxa's ioLogik E1200 line of remote input/output (I/O) modules features support for EtherNet/IP and... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles August 13 to September 12: PID control, ladder logic, tablet-based augmented reality, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, ladder logic, tablet-based augmented... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 5-11: Ladder logic, safer process facilities, stepper motors, more

Articles about ladder logic, safer process facilities, stepper motors and closed-loop technology,... » more

Modular subracks and components for plugging different sized boards

Pixus Technologies' modular subracks and components are designed for plugging various sized boards... » more

Multi-conductor terminal blocks with push-in connection technology

Phoenix Contact's PT 2,5/S-Quattro four-position terminal blocks are designed to provide a high... » more

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Industrial Networking Video Series

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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Cyber Security Research

2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Poll of the Week

How many types of robotic programming software do you use at your site? (See December cover stories on robotics.)
One, from the robot manufacturer
One, open-source software
One, third-party software
2-4 types
5 or more types
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Avoid the worst control system ever

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