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Ladder Logic: Auto cycles and safety routines
Ladder Logic: Auto cycles and safety routines

The auto cycle command in ladder logic allows the auto cycle to start in auto mode if no faults are present and for the cycle to stop only when the auto sequence has not been started.Read More

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Robots solve assembly line production challenges
Robots solve assembly line production challenges

Inside Machines: An electronics manufacturer with double-digit product rejection rates used a collaborative robot that was controlled and monitored in a cloud-connected system to handle soldering,... Read More

What’s next for motor efficiency?
What’s next for motor efficiency?

Motors and motor efficiency: Standards efforts continue to shift from looking at motor efficiency to measuring power use; attention to the system in the application is very important when optimizing... 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Outdated or insufficient automation systems and components can compromise competitiveness — yet many manufacturers fear the modernization process.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.
Machinery production market projected to improve over next several years
Machinery production market projected to improve over next several years

IHS Markit predicts that global machinery production revenues will grow 2.2% in Q2 2017 as a result of broad-based improvements for most industries and that this trend will continue over the next... Read More

Collaborative robotics' benefits for manufacturing startup
Collaborative robotics' benefits for manufacturing startup

The productivity and low cost provided by collaborative robots allow startup companies to scale production quickly without a major upfront investment. 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 August issue of Control Engineering includes stories on open- and closed-loop control, robots and Industrie 4.0, and augmented reality.
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Meet the smallest Industrial PC from Beckhoff
Ideally suited for automation and IIoT applications, the multi-core C6015 Industrial PC measures just 82 x 82 x 40 mm. Learn more.
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When is the best time to move ERP to the cloud?
The time has come, it is said, for small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) to move their ERP systems to the cloud. But why they should do so now, and what it will mean for users, are two very good questions. Companies make the move to save money, to streamline upgrades and guarantee future flexibility. This webcast will look at the benefits, challenges and trade-offs for SMEs that want infrastructure and enterprise applications to support the business without straining non-essential resources.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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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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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.