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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...
When using a servo motor, one should consider torque, speed, and other applications for a specific ...
A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to save money by reducing energy consumption in...
In the information age, data centers are one of the most critical components of a facility. If the ...
In the information age, data centers are one of the most critical components of a facility. If the ...
Echelon’s Varun Nagaraj answers one-on-one questions, explaining how the Internet of Things can and...
Next generation HMIs create an environment where operators and technicians can move at speed of man...
According to a report from IHS Inc., tablets are single-handedly driving the global market for LCD ...
Application Update: Olmsted County increased the energy processed at its waste-to-energy facility b...
Tuning a PID controller correctly can bring the setpoint closer to the constraint with reduced vari...
Follow these 10 steps to create a successful sequence of operation, one of the most important desig...
VFD configuration for permanent magnet alternating current (PMAC) motors and other considerations c...
A basic understanding of frame construction can help minimize motor vibration.
Consider how a PD controller would work, without an integral function. Would you ever want to use t...
TSA manufacturing upgraded the speed controls for their thread roller by adding a variable speed dr...
Automatic retry can double the noise immunity of real-time industrial Ethernet-based motion network...
An analysis on an office building in Milwaukee shows a dramatic difference in chiller operating cos...
Scotty’s “Captain, I’m giving you all she’s got,” tells Kirk that he’s reached maximum output. The ...
When migrating or upgrading your automation system, don’t forget to examine this group of areas out...
Further investigation needed before making a decision on motor repair
PLCs have come a long way since the late 1960s and their applications in engineering are both innov...
Inside Machines: To properly select the appropriate servo motor for a motion control application, f...
Engineering and IT Insight: Proper infrastructure, policies, and procedures for manufacturing IT ar...
You’ve see the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 2: Addi...
Calculating your efficiency will point the way to the right decision
You’ve seen the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 1: The...
Sports arenas and entertainment facilities involve complex engineering solutions. Five consulting e...
Market growth will return in 2013, driven by the growing number of applications which will be more ...
Revenue for MCCs and soft starters used for oil and gas extraction, manufacturing and transportatio...
Understanding a particularly conservative PID controller design technique.
Sometimes we need to think about an individual control loop. Other times we need to consider the la...
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for new motor control Ethernet nodes is projected to be the ...
As system integration strategies become more complex, the need for improved building automation sys...
Engineering and IT Insight: Embedded systems are often mechanically connected to other systems, and...
Successful projects follow performance standards from project start to end.