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Control Engineering will be covering the following topics in October:

WEBCAST*: lloT series: Network integration, cybersecurity
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Engineers' Choice Award Finalists 2018
Finalists are named in this issue and voting begins for the Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards, which highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Survey respondents are asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Voting starts with this announcement and runs into December for adequate review of these outstanding set of products. The Engineers' Choice Grand Award 2018 will be announced at the award ceremony in 2018; it's the product receiving the largest number of qualified votes from subscribers.

Test equipment for automation
What troubleshooting tools help with diagnostics and maintenance of automation? What test equipment is used to improve automation designs? As automation advances, so have the test tools, in power and flexibility.

Human-machine interface hardware
Computers, monitors, flatscreens, and touchscreens along with their processing and communications capabilities have increased dramatically, benefiting from advances in commercially available technology.

Distributed controls, smart I/O
With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. What applications are conducive to today's smart I/O options, and when should the control function be distributed closer to the process?

Motion control: VFD selection
Variable frequency drives offer more options and flexibility, better diagnostics, greater energy savings, smaller form factors, application-specific software options, and easier programming. Should these advanced functions factor into the accelerating retirement of existing drives?

Roundtable, Part 3: 2017 System Integrator of the Year winners
Leaders from the firms that won the 2017 System Integrator of the Year Awards will provide advice on topics based on their experiences, applying automation, controls, and instrumentation.

Inside Machines and Machine Vision
Technologies used inside machines, including machine vision, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials.

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Control Engineering October ad close: September 21, 2017
Control Engineering October ad material due: September 27, 2017

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