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Micro-controllers versus PLCs: Which one belongs in your plant?
Micro-controllers versus PLCs: Which one belongs in your plant?

Cover Story: Single-board computers and micro-controllers offer opportunities for automation applications, but they may not be the best option for critical production applications. Read More

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Machine vision systems pushing automotive industry towards full autonomy
Machine vision systems pushing automotive industry towards full autonomy

Automotive companies are turning to machine vision companies to help them master deep learning algorithms that help autonomous cars safely navigate public roadways while handling the heavy processing... Read More

Dick Morley remembered as 'Father of the PLC'
Dick Morley remembered as 'Father of the PLC'

Electrical engineer best known for his work on the programmable logic controller (PLC) dies at 84.Read More

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Robots paired with VR for smart manufacturing
Robots paired with VR for smart manufacturing

Engineers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a smarter and safer manufacturing tool using telepresence robotics and virtual reality.Read More

Organization to study safety, health implications of occupational robots
Organization to study safety, health implications of occupational robots

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research, which will assess potential benefits and risks of robot workers and develop... 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 October issue of Control Engineering includes stories on the Engineers' Choice finalists, HMI advances, system integrator advice, and a new, redesigned look for our readers.
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Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety. Intelligent motion control helps manufacturing end users, machine builders, and system integrators who work on these projects, in addition to the final customers who benefit from higher quality and reliability, and lower cost. Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
Motors and drives—working together efficiently
This webcast on motor and drive technologies and selection criteria aims to help users decide what technologies to choose. It addresses the efficiency standards that apply to ac induction motors and the systems in which they operate, load issues, applications, relative cost of operation, and harmonic mitigation.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsors: Bosch Rexroth, Nidec Control Techniques
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Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO
Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

AutomationDirect's Click Series of stackable micro brick programmable logic controllers (PLCs)... Read More

Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments
Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments

Micronor's MR386 fiber optic microswitch paired with a MR380 series controller is designed to be... Read More

Programmable controller for industrial automation projects
Programmable controller for industrial automation projects

AutomationDirect's Productivity1000 programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to provide... Read More

4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes
4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes

Denso Robotics' HSR series of four-axis SCARA robots uses advanced vibration control, a rigid... Read More

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