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The benefits of a modular control system design approach
The benefits of a modular control system design approach

Cover Story: A new automotive production facility used a modular controller design to reduce startup challenges and optimize plant operations for Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers (MCPP).Read More

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How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application
How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application

Picking the right hardware is critical, but users also need to make sure they include controller programming software in the evaluation process.Read More

Four trends in VFD management
Four trends in VFD management

Variable frequency drive (VFD) advances enable users to do more with less.Read More

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Outdated or insufficient automation systems and components can compromise competitiveness — yet many manufacturers fear the modernization process. This article can help determine how to modernize using a total systems approach or individual component replacement strategy with minimal disruption. Learn more.
Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2017
Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2017

Think Again: Control Engineering readers choose hot topics of 2017 based on online traffic at the automation industry website. What can you learn from these top Control Engineering articles of 2017?... Read More

Connecting industrial robotics with IIoT on the factory floor
Connecting industrial robotics with IIoT on the factory floor

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents enormous productivity potential for manufacturers, but the true benefits can be difficult to realize for companies trying to be more efficient on the... 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 December issue of Control Engineering includes stories on robotic simulation and virtualization, process building blocks, and discrete sensors.
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) Survey
Control Engineering is conducting a research study on programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and most questions can be quickly answered by just clicking a response. Individual responses are kept confidential and tallied in combination with those of similar respondents. Would you please take take 8 minutes or so to provide your input?
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Soft starter with internal bypass
Soft starter with internal bypass

The Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass from Rockwell Automation is... Read More

Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications
Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications

AutomationDirect's MTR2 series of IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from are available... Read More

Torque brushless motor
Torque brushless motor

The Kollmorgen Torquer Brushless Motor (TBM) Series direct drive frameless motor is designed to be... Read More

Discrete PLC IO modules
Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and... Read More

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