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Companies with a cross-disciplined approach to design and production in controls and automation can qualify for the R&D tax credit, which brings in an estimated $10 billion annually for U.S. businesses, provided that the companies can take advantage of the break. Courtesy: Alliantgroup
Process Manufacturing February 11, 2019

How the R&D tax credit can benefit control system and process engineers

The research and development tax credit can help control systems and process engineers offset the mounting costs from product and service enhancements.

By Tracy Lustyan
Upgraded devices, systems, and software can bring more data for better decision-making. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 11, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 4-10

Articles about upgrading hardware and software, the 2019 Engineers' Choice awards, DCS migration challenges, cybersecurity for IIoT robots, and the System Integration Giants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Sensors, Vision February 10, 2019

Machine vision industry growth expected in 2019

The machine vision industry, coming off a strong 2018, will see continued growth throughout 2019 as major changes, largely driven by technology and economic advances.

Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics February 9, 2019

Robotics as a service gaining traction in manufacturing

Robotics as a Service (RaaS), which allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of industrial and collaborative robots in their facility without having to buy them, is becoming popular.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: CFE Media
Hydraulics February 9, 2019

Choosing between electronic or manual control for hydrostatic pumps

More hydrostatic pumps are being fitted with electronic controls. While this does provide higher upfront costs in the short term, the long-term benefits are greater.

By Zek Grantham
Figure 2: A coil probe is shown around the wire its measuring. Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives February 9, 2019

Selecting a scope for a variable frequency drive

Select the right oscilloscope to fit a variable frequency drive (VFD) application. Consider scope types, probe, voltage, software, and harmonics.

By Robert Bonczar

5 ways to achieve machine safety without sacrificing performance

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