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Machine designers strive to increase throughput, decrease machine costs, and reduce maintenance cos...
Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable freq...
Below are a few key comparisons between small and large engineering firms that specify HVAC and bui...
Voltage fluctuations not only affect performance, it can also put the safety of electrical devices ...
Engineers must understand how the components in the systems they design use power and how they can ...
Harmonics mitigation, filtering voltage spikes are two key issues.
Servo system selection criteria involves more than just wattage and price. Other important servo cr...
A general-purpose test system can be viewed as a research and development tool and a production and...
Cover story: HMI-historian integration cover story: Integration of historians with human-machine in...
Cycling motors on and off could be a way to meet demand; minimize starts, stops, and run time; and ...
A rudimentary understanding of how shaft sizes are determined can be helpful to anyone who works wi...
Multi-phase ac induction motors have traditionally dominated the electric motor industry. The indus...
Advice follows on using proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning for motion control and roboti...
When designing a system and automating it, there are numerous professionals involved with each of t...
Hands-on experience helps accelerate the PID learning curve.
Engineering and IT Insight: Programming and the other associated tasks of design, installation, deb...
Servo control software improves applications requiring accurate path tracking and low settling time...
One-in-four control loops are regulating level, but techniques for tuning PID controllers in these ...
For those who are just getting into writing ladder logic and have maybe taken a few classes or seen...
Correctly setting controls for pumps and circulators is key to achieving energy savings.
Engineering and IT Insight: Lazy?! Great control system programmers spend more time in design so th...
Testing drive-and-motor systems is a three-step process.
There is no “one size fit all” formula for legacy migration of control systems, but assessing the a...
Cross-referencing really can be an art. If successful it can save a company time and money, whereas...
Ask Control Engineering blog links to 60 years of motors, drives, and motion control coverage for t...
Automation tales in motion: Great changes have taken place in motion control systems over the past ...
Motor design and motion control: Earliest electric motor designs reach back 150 years. While motor ...
Compressed air is very common in all industrial facilities and there has been a major push to ident...
Automatic control operations can be described as either open-loop or closed-loop. The difference is...
A college’s decision to use reclaimed water lieu of a cooling tower saves millions of gallons of dr...
Engineering and IT Insight: Good coding habits reduce errors, save time, and can help you become a ...
Taking advantage of technology enhancements - and introducing a level of unwarranted risk - is a fi...
Having the guidelines of ISA-88 hierarchy and equipment structure, how can this basis be used to ma...
While PID control is often used because of its adaptability to a wide range of applications and ope...
New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers.
Engineers must strike the right balance on the centralized/distributed control system design spectr...
Engineering and IT Insight: Control programming is programming, even if it uses ladder logic, seque...
Oversized actuators can add unnecessary costs to the damper if improperly sized
When choosing a tuning strategy for a specific control loop, it is important to match the technique...
Guidance on performance monitoring is featured in a newly published guideline from ASHRAE.
Case study: Automated Industrial Machinery (AIM Inc.) moved from an analog interface to servo ampli...
Historically, the facility management challenge has been to do more with less. System integration p...
Technology Update: Industrial facilities should include a system evaluation, including a harmonic d...
Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with e...
A cost-efficient energy recovery chiller allowed a Wisconsin hospital to achieve higher energy effi...
A few basic differences between control engineers and others in the plant can hinder progress towar...
After receiving the approval for a control system replacement project, how do you decide between ph...
Understand the basics to drive greater efficiency.
Take advantage of a variety of common technologies and systems to help minimize the energy and cost...
Ecolabs designed and now manages the wastewater treatment process for a Northern Californian vineya...