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The PMI Index dropped 5.2 percentage points in December to a 2-year low. Courtesy: CFE Media.
Business of Engineering January 3, 2019

PMI plunges in December over manufacturing slowdown concerns

Index drops almost 10% to 2-year low as production, new orders slump.

By Bob Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
System Integration January 3, 2019

Negotiate better payment terms for automation, integration contracts

Legalities: Payment cycle provisions are common in automation and integration contracts. Four strategies can help your company’s cash flow.

By Brian Clifford
Power Partners’ PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies are designed for use in either medical or information technology equipment (ITE) applications. Courtesy: Power Partners
Energy, Power January 3, 2019

Medical and ITE power supply

Power Partners’ PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies are designed for use in either medical or information technology equipment (ITE) applications.

By Power Partners, Inc.
Figure 2: Fundamental front end (FFE). Courtesy: Yaskawa
Energy Efficiency January 2, 2019

Regenerative solutions

Make the right choice to drive electrical efficiency.

By Christopher Jaszczolt
Figure 1: Dynamic human-machine interface (HMI) content such as scalable vector graphics (SVG) makes it easier to visualize complex manufacturing processes. Courtesy: B&R Automation
Automation January 2, 2019

Automation programming advances enhance communication, programming capabilities

Automation software and hardware advances reduce programming tasks and provide more built-in configurability, scalability, background communication among software components, simulation/digital twin capability, and usability.

By John Kowal
In addition to various RTD and thermocouple sensors, different sensor construction types also are available: standard solid sheathed elements (top and middle) or a flexible trim-to-length sensor with a shorter sensor capsule (below), designed for quicker response times and better resiliency to vibration, such as the Worm from Moore Industries. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Process Manufacturing January 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, December 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in December 2018 included stories about the 2019 System Integrator Giants, Engineers' Choice Finalists, SIY winners, temperature measurement for process applications, leveraging process simulation, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Omron Automation Americas’ Sysmac AI Controller handles several key steps in the data-driven decision process for predictive maintenance applications. Courtesy: Omron
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2019

AI controller with machine learning functionality

Omron Automation Americas’ Sysmac AI Controller handles several key steps in the data-driven decision process for predictive maintenance applications.

By Omron Automation Americas