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Webcast teaches power system harmonics and best practices for harmonics mitigation and their relati...
Inside Machines: More answers regarding servo system tuning follow the April 15 webcast on force co...
Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to vo...
Direct-drive servomotors are becoming more common as range and availability expands for use in many...
Testing a direct drive and geared rotary servomotor shows there are some significant differences be...
While each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable freque...
A geared servomotor can be useful for rotary motion technology, but there are challenges and limita...
Motor circuit protection involves understanding the National Electrical Code and equipment nameplat...
The debate has been long — and shall continue — whether automation replaces humans or increases pro...
Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the m...
A properly maintained variable frequency drive (VFD) can provide decades and cost-effective service...
Webcast presenters answer questions on troubleshooting techniques for ac induction motors
Engineers should understand variable frequency drive technologies, and the key considerations for d...
How year-round automation eliminated inconsistencies on stock products and boosted output by cuttin...
Motor drive advice was offered in a write-in question in the Control Engineering motor drive resear...
For automating machines that require only two to three axes of electric actuators, pulse outputs ma...
Automotive industries are addressing competitive challenges with automation-related upgrades. A rev...
Power factors, harmonics, fluctuations, and outages examined.
Trap filters are a common solution for managing drive harmonics, but matrix drives can provide addi...
Ethernet cable not only can be used to transmit data and communication, but also power for low-powe...
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are growing together, and several manufacturing applicati...
Using simulation for ladder logic allows users to test advanced situations that otherwise wouldn't ...
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturi...
Know the factors to consider when working to maximize integration of electrical and HVAC system des...
A number of reasons can cause an electric motor to fail. Six reasons are discussed.
Modern HVAC systems present both new challenges and new opportunities when integrating with electri...
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have many benefits and it’s critical to explore strategies to achi...
Nine considerations when selecting a programming language. Ladder logic is favored by manufacturers...
Recent EASA research studies provide new insights on repair vs. replace.
Industry 5.0 will revolve around the interactions between man and machine and collaboration between...
By using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway, or a remotely-controlled PC, critical how...
Industrial dryers are overcoming unique challenges and making improvements in energy efficiency, pr...
Collaborative robots are intended to share workspaces with human workers and are built to be safer ...
When designing and building a small controls project, aspects such as ordering and specifying parts...
The industrial Ethernet market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $20 billio...
Control system benefits on mobile machine include improved machine and equipment performance, quick...
Cover story: It’s critical to implement an in-depth cybersecurity plan to help protect industrial c...
A targeted attack on a safety system has made it clear the manufacturing industry as a whole needs ...
Understanding the proper applications of motor service factor (SF) to maximize a motor’s life expec...
Prior to the advent of the transistor, electrical loads were linear: their consumption of current r...
Two faults happening at the same time in ladder logic is extremely unlikely, but there are differen...
Short-circuit current ratings is a number you need to heed.
Motors should be weighed by the same standard of total cost of ownership by which other assets in t...
There are many aspects to consider when choosing an ac induction motor such as supply voltage, hors...
A complete line of 400-volt servo motors and amplifiers includes a completely new amplifier design ...
Collaborative robot sales are projected to increase dramatically and account for over a third of al...
In ladder logic, faults are used to capture abnormal circumstances and each cell or station in a pr...
The wireless revolution continues to impact sensors.
Variable frequency drive (VFD) development is shifting focus away from general-purpose motor contro...
Standards-based IP used over low-power link technologies.
Ways and means for achieving the free flow of information.
Virtualization technology beliefs are debunked, proving to be very beneficial for critical, industr...
The venerable proportional-integral-derivative (PID) algorithm can solve a variety of feedback cont...
IHS Markit predicts that global machinery production revenues will grow 2.2% in Q2 2017 as a result...
The Control Engineering RCEP webcast, “Choosing sensors for the application,” resulted in more ques...
Companies can reduce their electric bill by avoiding energy expenditure spikes, monitoring their en...
Respondents to the 2017 IIoT for Engineers study identified eight key findings regarding familiarit...
Open-loop controls and closed-loop controls each have unique situations where they are needed and t...
Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or closed-lo...
Manufacturers looking to find answers quickly to complex problems within factories, buildings, and ...
Thermal imaging has opened the door to entirely new applications that previously may not have seeme...
Key trends in variable-speed, servo and/or stepper, and medium-voltage drives from buying and speci...
Closing the control loop provides insight into the behavior of the process.
Tutorial: Which factors should be considered to determine whether an open-loop or a closed-loop con...
Cover Story: Get help for programmable logic controller (PLC) programming from Control Engineering ...
Using a standardized methodology to define project quality ensures deliverables fit customer specif...
Data centers have become increasingly important under the Industrial Internet of Things revolution....
Inside Machines: Industrial matrix drives were used for a transporter system retrofit to reduce ene...
Adaptive motion controllers can be modified to a controlled process behavior, among other controlle...
Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and proj...
The packaging and processing industry is becoming more automated with more companies being bought o...
Manufacturing automation provides companies many benefits such as improved safety, lower costs, and...
Knowing how magnetism and electromagnetic induction work are crucial to understanding how an ac ind...
For the first time in the history of industrial controls, industrial control system (ICS) programmi...
The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many engineere...