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Planning algorithms for automatic contingency planning
Planning algorithms for automatic contingency planning

Researchers at MIT and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a planning algorithm that also generates contingency plans for logistics and control applications that can help guide autonomous robots and determine control policies for the power grid.Read More

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PC-based control drives global adoption of Industrie 4.0, IIoT concepts
PC-based control drives global adoption of Industrie 4.0, IIoT concepts

PC-based control systems are at the front lines of automation technology and information technology convergence (AT/IT) as businesses find ways to funnel data into a useful, actionable form designed... Read More

Creating a universal robot controller for Industrie 4.0
Creating a universal robot controller for Industrie 4.0

Control Engineering International: A controller designed for independent robot developers aims to help the Chinese robot market to continue to grow rapidly, according to Control Engineering China.Read More

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Bosch Rexroth’s free Advancing Factory Automation Kit provides a special collection of useful automation case studies, technical papers, videos and links to Rexroth online resources—tools and insight to help you advance your automation solutions. Learn more.
Ladder logic 104: Memory organization
Ladder logic 104: Memory organization

Memory allocation varies from platform to platform. All platforms have input and output (I/O) memory and it is assigned and labeled in different ways depending on the platform.Read More

Five ways to increase the implementation of collaborative robotics in automation
Five ways to increase the implementation of collaborative robotics in automation

Collaborative robots have received increased awareness in recent years and implementing them on the factory floor can be done more quickly when using the five tips highlighted below.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 integrating a servo system and all of the winners of the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards.
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Engineers' Choice Winners
A total of 27 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering's print and digital audience. The 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 21, 2016, in Chicago.
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Upcoming Webcast
Replacing Legacy Networking Protocols with Ethernet
Presenters John F. Boyd and Nicholas Hitchcock will discuss how companies considering an Ethernet network upgrade can gain improved network connectivity along with hardware flexibility and availability. They will also discuss the process, including how users can manage the process for a smooth transition. Two actual implementations, representing process and discrete manufacturing plants, will be examined in detail.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Moxa
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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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