Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers
Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), USB, and MicroSD cards to improve price/performance ratios, shrink form factors, and add new features.Read More

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Innovations in electric motor technology: the first 100 years
Innovations in electric motor technology: the first 100 years

Variable frequency drive (VFD) and other motor advancements that help manufacturers originated from experiments and developments in the 19th century with electric coils and the three-phase induction... Read More

Robust vision inspection in 5 steps
Robust vision inspection in 5 steps

Inside Machines: When performing a machine vision inspection, users should assess the application, optics, lighting, setup, and runtime considerations.Read More

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2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation
2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

The 31st annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 26 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2017 as... Read More

Robots learning to manipulate new objects through prediction, foresight
Robots learning to manipulate new objects through prediction, foresight

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing visual technology that allows robots to imagine the future of their actions to manipulate objects they've never encountered... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The February issue of Control Engineering includes stories on DCS visibility, alarm management, automation product design, and the 2018 Engineers' Choice winners.
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IIoT: Machines, Equipment & Asset Management Digital Report
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies including easier real-time sensor data access via tablets, cybersecurity, how to get data more easily from maintenance software, and easier industrial connectivity. Learn more.
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New Products for Engineers Database
CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers Database, YOUR source for new products in the manufacturing, commercial construction, and manufacturing control industries. Find information on products such as rotary position sensors and brushless motors.
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Robot controller family for digital factory applications
Robot controller family for digital factory applications

ABB's OmniCore robot controller family is designed to provide flexibility for integrating robots... Read More

PLC family for machine and control systems
PLC family for machine and control systems

FactoryMation's XGB programmable logic controller (PLC) family from LS Industrial is designed to... Read More

Modular system solution with safe power distribution
Modular system solution with safe power distribution

Woehner's CrossBoard is a modular system solution with which safe power distribution up to 100 A... Read More

Motor for general purpose manufacturing markets
Motor for general purpose manufacturing markets

Siemens' SIMOTICS AboveNEMA MV449 frame is designed for general purpose markets and features a... Read More

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