Data Acquisition
WISE-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules provide a complete wireless I/O solution which includes RS-485 port, analog, and digital signal models. Courtesy: Advantech
Data Acquisition June 26, 2016

Wireless IO modules with cloud connectivity for environmental and machine monitoring

Advantech's Wise-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules include and RS-485 port, analog, and digital signal models.

By Advantech
Acromag's microBlox uB modules can safely interface a wide variety of voltage, current, temperature, frequency, and other field signals and are designed for embedded or portable applications such as test stands, defense systems, and process control applic
Data Acquisition June 10, 2016

Signal conditioning modules with Bluetooth configuration

Acromag's microBlox uB modules can safely interface a wide variety of voltage, current, temperature, frequency, and other field signals and are designed for embedded or portable applications such as test stands, defense systems, and process control applications.

By Acromag
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's Blaze 600M is a non-contact optical measurement solution designed to provide 3-D data acquisition and actionable data for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering applications.
Data Acquisition June 10, 2016

Optical measurement solution for inspection, reverse engineering applications

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's Blaze 600M is a non-contact optical measurement solution designed to provide 3-D data acquisition and actionable data for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering applications.

By Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Advantech's IIoT iAutomation Group has launched four customizable Open DAQ Starter Kits include components and software so users can quickly create a data acquisition (DAQ) system based on their application needs. Courtesy: Advantech
Data Acquisition June 2, 2016

Data acquisition starter kits for IIoT applications

Advantech's IIoT iAutomation Group has launched four customizable Open DAQ Starter Kits include components and software so users can quickly create a data acquisition (DAQ) system based on their application needs.

By Advantech
Figure 1: Example of a programmable logic controller (PLC) scan with a requested packet interval (RPI). Courtesy: Automation Primer
Data Acquisition May 10, 2016

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, April 9 to May 9: PLC scanning, Engineers’ Choice, data acquisition and analysis, more

Articles about PLC scanning, managing automation upgrades, data manipulation, data acquisition, and neural network training were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 9 to May 9. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Advantech's Wise-4012 wireless Ethernet I/O module is designed to be used without the need for a gateway and has provide a flexible combination of I/Os to acquire different kinds of signals. Courtesy: Advantech
Data Acquisition April 13, 2016

Wireless Ethernet IO module

Advantech's Wise-4012 wireless Ethernet I/O module is designed to be used without the need for a gateway and has provide a flexible combination of I/Os to acquire different kinds of signals.

By Advantech
Data Acquisition March 28, 2016

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 21-27: PC-based control, Engineers’ Choice winners, heat exchanger control strategies, more

Articles about PC-based control, the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners, heat exchanger control strategies, ladder logic and PLC scanning, and data acquisition and analysis were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 21-27. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Example of capturing the signal levels from a signed integer signal from an analog card, unknown resolution. Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Data Acquisition March 22, 2016

Ladder logic 401: Data acquisition and analysis

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to not only provide information on signal levels, but it can also capture data, and it can be analyzed. There are a number of challenges the user faces from a software and logistical standpoint.

By Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Micro-Measurements' System 9000 StrainSmart Data Acquisition System is designed for test and measurement applications in the automotive, aerospace, rail, consumer, and military testing industries. Courtesy: Micro-Measurements
Data Acquisition March 5, 2016

Data acquisition system for test and measurement applications

Micro-Measurements' System 9000 StrainSmart Data Acquisition System is designed for test and measurement applications in the automotive, aerospace, rail, consumer, and military testing industries.

By Micro-Measurements
The intelligent automation pyramid, which consists of five levels: Process equipment, control systems, information, data, and enterprise resource planning, or ERP. Courtesy: Corso Systems
Data Acquisition January 20, 2016

Intelligent automation series part 2: Automation Pyramid’s first two levels

Part 2: This series explains the automation pyramid: A framework for process intelligence and improvement. The first two levels: process equipment/instrumentation and control systems are explained.

By Alex Marcy, Corso Systems