Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Data Acquisition October 17, 2018

Filter out the noise: strategies to avoid excessive data and spikes

New software and input/output (I/O) devices can help users eliminate useless data through effective diagnostics, error localization and filter designs to extract accurate figures.

By Andy Garrido, Beckhoff Automation
Data Acquisition October 5, 2018

Five data acquisition strategies for success

Did you just see something extraordinary in the recorded data or was it a data anomaly in measurement, communications, or data aggregation? Data collection should help us learn, not confuse. Heed these five strategies for better industrial data.

By Allen Tubbs and Benjamin Menz, Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Data Acquisition August 1, 2018

Integrating IIoT equipment into manufacturing systems

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturing systems to optimize facility and system operations. Think you’re using IIoT technologies? Are you adding sensors in 12 steps or 6 steps?

By Jeff Miller, InSource Solutions
Data Acquisition October 2, 2017

Distributed controls, smart IO

With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. With the increased controller capabilities, higher speed/more open communication protocols and more powerful, lower cost microprocessors, more distributed and autonomous systems seems likely.

By Frank Lamb, Automation Consulting LLC
Watlow's D4T with Intuition is a data logger that features field removable input/output (I/O) modules for design flexibility. Courtesy: Watlow
Data Acquisition November 21, 2016

Data logger with field removable IO modules

Watlow's D4T with Intuition is a data logger that features field removable input/output (I/O) modules for design flexibility.

By Watlow
AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line includes discrete and analog input and output modules. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Data Acquisition November 4, 2016

Discrete and analog IO modules

AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line includes discrete and analog input and output modules.

By AutomationDirect
Data Acquisition October 13, 2016

2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Data Acquisition September 12, 2016

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 5-11: Ladder logic, safer process facilities, stepper motors, more

Articles about ladder logic, safer process facilities, stepper motors and closed-loop technology, small-scale automation projects, and SCADA cybersecurity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 5-11. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The two frames on the right have specific alarm indicators, which makes it easy to differentiate between them, regardless of whether color or grayscale is used. Courtesy: Elipse Software
Data Acquisition July 13, 2016

Developing high-performance HMIs: Enhancing interface effectiveness

Inside Process: This two-part series examines the development of high-performance, human-machine interface (HMI) methodology. Part 1 covered HMI evolution, security, improving usability, and consistent use of color. Part 2 focuses on accuracy versus context, accessibility, visual hierarchy, animation versus static indication, and 2-D versus 3-D screens.

By Helcker Goetz