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How Do We Synchronize Motor Speeds?

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Can AC Motors and DC Motors Run at the Same Pace?

Design for Maintainability

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Take a Technician's Point of View to Minimize Risks, Costs, and Production Losses Due to Service and Repairs

Warm and Fuzzy Binary Logic

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A Heater Control Application Helps Demonstrate Its Effectiveness

Learn to Trust Safety PLCs

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Programmable Controllers Still Scare Some Safety System Designers. Learn How a Safety PLC Differs From a Standard PLC and How Reliable They Can Be

Reliable Safety PLC Software

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What Safety PLC Suppliers Have To Do To Ensure Software Performs Correctly Every Time

Motor drives hunt for success

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Industrial Factory Automation: Machine builders seeking new and advanced motor drives and motion control systems that conform to some — any! — sort of standard may be frustrated by the lack of new products available.

A peek at tomorrow's machine vision

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Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert puts forth the idea that future vision systems should be organic, invisible parts of the control loop and operation of the machine, and not just an add-on at a later time.

One network to rule them all

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Industrial Factory Automation: Digital safety buses feature the same advantages as digital buses used for control, and these advantages will spur widespread use.

Reliability in Control Software

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Can You Count on Your Mission-Critical Software? Operator Safety, Product Quality Depend on It

Spotlight on Motion Control Devices

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Machine Builders Look to Simplify Their Products With New Hardware, Software and Standalone Devices

Good migrations

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Industrial Factory Automation: Machine control upgrading can be a tough journey. But the trail can lead to improved ROI for you and your customers.

Standards aren't the end-all

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Industrial Factory Automation: Manufacuring cell controls designer Jason Christopher counsels colleagues to look beyond standards for the sake of your customers and your company in this edition of OEM Insight.

En Route to a Safe Network

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How Real Is Real-Time Once Communications Protocols are Introduced Into the Real-Time Process Environment?

Vision enhances accuracy

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Industrial Factory Automation: Customer expectations led a forward-thinking machine builder for the packaging and converting industry to embed vision systems in its motor-based modular design.

Mesh Networks Hit the Mark

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Technicians Target Advanced Wireless Sensing Technologies

Texas Radio

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High-Frequency Industrial Radio Networks Help Oil-Patch Producers Ride Herd Over Far-Flung SCADA Control Systems

Industrial Machine Design: Leap of Faith?

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Technology trends don't always lead to better machine design, but CONTROL DESIGN's Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert found a few that could help you break away from the crowd.

Machine Controls Go All In

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Despite the many risks that accompany new technology deployment, the time to move forward is now. Find a new competitive advantage for your customers and you'll have the justification and confidence to bet big on new machine controls.

Control Your Programming Language

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IEC 61131-3 Is Intended to Create Commonality in the Programming of Industrial Controllers by 'Harmonizing' the Programming Interface

Deterministic networking on Ethernet

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If Ethernet has any hope of becoming an automation control standard, time-deterministic control must coexist within a single message format with non-real-time data.

EDDL Decoded

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DD Technology Shared by Fieldbus Foundation, HART Foundation, Profibus Trade Organization Is the Most Widely Used Method to Describe Configuration Capabilities of Their Devices

Machine Controls: It's All About Platform

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Factory Automation Systems: Which hardware and software platforms do you use for your machine controls? The results of Control Design's recent Reader Survey make it clear that you choose machine control that fits you best.

Signal Conversion or Signal Perversion?

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How Do We Integrate the Vast Amount of Data These Systems Provide and Convert It Into Information?

In search of better search engines

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Technical search engines for specifying and choosing automation components and systems for your machine control applications.

Proactive machine safety assessment pays off

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The benefits of a safety control assessment go far beyond just machine operation. But if we don't embrace a safety strategy when designing machines for our customers, we may lose out to foreign competition.

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