Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Six ways VFDs can improve motion control applications
Six ways VFDs can improve motion control applications

Inverter and variable motor control technologies are being used to solve application challenges and improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in unexpected ways.Read More

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Three elements of a modern HMI for improved operations
Three elements of a modern HMI for improved operations

Cover Story: Advancements in human-machine interfaces (HMIs) lead to increased productivity, simplified graphics configuration, and mobility.Read More

Control Engineering hot topics, September 2017
Control Engineering hot topics, September 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in September 2017 included stories about PID, ladder logic, differential pressure flowmeters, cloud computing, and process sensors. Miss something? You can... Read More

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Machine vision in food and beverage industry seeing growth, challenges
Machine vision in food and beverage industry seeing growth, challenges

Machine vision has been helping the food and beverage industry improve accuracy and safety for several years, though there are a few segments that show hesitance toward the technology due to... Read More

Robots designed with collaborative, traditional traits for improved efficiency, safety
Robots designed with collaborative, traditional traits for improved efficiency, safety

Cooperative robots interact with operators, but do not necessarily work alongside them and are designed to offer the performance advantages of traditional industrial robots without the need for 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 September issue of Control Engineering includes stories on the Engineering Leaders Under 40, women in engineering, PID benefits and drawbacks, ladder logic, and cloud computing.
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Machine vision isn’t a cure-all, but applications are many more than they used to be, and vision systems and devices are a lot easier and more cost effective to buy and specify, implement, integrate, and use than before. That’s because of advancements in vision system designs, computing power, algorithms, optics, and communications. Learn more.
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IIoT Webcast Four: Preventive maintenance: technologies, applications and business models
What IIoT-based predictive maintenance and services means is that an equipment supplier can assume greater responsibility for the condition of its equipment in the field, and a plant manager can monitor key points in production for integration with enterprise systems. The knowledge gained allows convenient scheduling of corrective maintenance that prevents unexpected equipment failures. Real-time data, connectivity and analytics use supports business models that increasingly rely on 3rd-party services rather than in-house resources.

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Digital discrete output module
Digital discrete output module

Opto 22's GRC-OAC-12 digital output module can switch up to 12 separate ac loads of 12 to 250 Vac... Read More

Controller for remote monitoring and control applications
Controller for remote monitoring and control applications

Bedrock Automation's OSA Remote controller combines PLC, RTU, and edge control as well as intrinsic... Read More

Vision measuring system series for inspection applications
Vision measuring system series for inspection applications

Mitutoyo America Corporation's Vision Measuring System product offerings for users to meet their... Read More

Wireless vibration and shock sensor
Wireless vibration and shock sensor

LORD Sensing's G-Link-200-OEM sensor is an embedded wireless vibration/shock solution designed to... Read More

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