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Engineers must understand how the components in the HVAC systems they design use power and how they...
The global market for centrifugal pumps is expected to grow to over $40 billion in 2019, but the oi...
The Motion Control and Motor Association outlined several motion trends for 2016 including the Indu...
Ask Control Engineering: How can variable speed drives increase efficiency? Links to resources on v...
High radio frequency (RF) leakage currents in drive-powered systems can be eliminated by using spec...
Sophisticated, vacuum-compatible motion devices are increasingly being used by product designers an...
Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 HVAC and Building Automation Systems (BAS) S...
Key findings from The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Research.
Here are some best practices for designing building automation systems (BAS) and controls for HVAC ...
The ability to program and control robots, servos, and drives with one software package is availabl...
EASA AR100 details steps to take to clean, repair, and test equipment.
In a typical wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers are the largest single consumer of energy...
Inside Machines: In low- and medium-voltages, three-phase induction motors are the most widely used...
How product innovations are revolutionizing pump monitoring and process control management.
Companies are considering upgrades for primary process control systems, but upgrades for secondary ...
Upgrade your next machine design with servo motors to decrease downtime, decrease footprint, increa...
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...