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Key drivers and benefits of edge computing for smart manufacturing

Edge computing means faster response times, increased reliability and security. Five edge computing... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 12-18: Shop floor device networks, system integrator success, Engineers' Choice winners, more

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Reducing the human attack surface

Humans are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity and have a wide potential attack surface... » more

Embedded software program for device manufacturers announced

Inductive Automation announced the creation of its Ignition Onboard program, which involves device... » more

Control system for capital projects, plant operations launched

Emerson is expanding its Plantweb digital ecosystem with the launch of DeltaV version 14, a... » more

Wireless networks enable automation product design

Matching industrial wireless technologies to the application and seeking wireless simplicity are... » more

Artificial intelligence market is rapidly accelerating and consolidating 

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have the ability to dramatically enhance... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 29 to February 4: The IoT and manufacturing, three VFD trends, 2018 technology trends, more

Articles about the IoT and manufacturing, three VFD trends, 2018 technology trends, robotic... » more

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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: Technology Review

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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