Control Engineering North American edition, April 2010

Click on the cover image to see the table of contents, including the salary survey cover story.



CTL April 2010 Cover
Click on the cover, left, to get to the Control Engineering April 1, 2010, North American digital edition table of contents, with eight feature articles on topics including mechanical engineering career assessment and salary survey, flywheels, sensorless control of a brushless dc motor, visual programming, and protecting intellectual property while migrating process controls. Also see application stories, columns, news, products, and tutorials covering automation, controls, and instrumentation.

You also may site search on an individual story title from the list below.

Control Engineering - April 1, 2010

Cover Story

Mechanical Engineering Career Assessment

While three-quarters of those practicing mechanical engineering are positive about their jobs, there's a need for more application-based education. Control Engineering salary survey respondents also expressed greater appreciation for the business value of good engineering.



  • Departments
    • Mechatronics - Friction Fundamentals and Accelerating Cars
    • Application Update - OEE automation project profile
    • CNC machine gets integrated drive system
    • Diversity linked on a common platform
    • Back to Basics - Linear bearing advantages
    • Editorial- It’s not just about the engineering
    • Global Perspective - Customer-driven quality
    • Insight - Production line remote monitoring
    • Product Exclusive
    • Sealevel 8.4-in. flat panel computer
    • Panasonic FP-X PLC: 2-channel RTD
    • Mitsubishi Electric L Series PLC
    • Yokogawa DAQ, display station
    • Technology Update - An end-user view on wireless instrumentation
    • Think Again - Efficiency, applied




  • News
    • Engineering in Balance
    • Pepperl+Fuchs acquires the proximity sensor business of Siemens
    • ABB robots take the stage with Bon Jovi
    • Academy Award winning image scanner
    • Sick OLM fine positioning sensor
    • Model-based design tools write control software for industrial equipment
    • targets system-on-a-chip capabilities
    • New Porsche Hybrid: Two 60 kW motors, no batteries
    • Cemex USA and Ford receive EPA Energy Star recognition
    • Beckhoff releases new energy-saving panel PCs


  • Products and Software
    • Motor for oil & gas down hole measurement while drilling applications
    • 2-axis motion control card
    • Low vibration motor exceeds IEEE STD 841-2009
    • Infrared emitter measures trace gases for analysis, control
    • EtherNet/IP servo drive
    • Pre-made graphics for use with Wonderware InTouch HMI software, others
    • Managed edge switch for industrial Ethernet networks
    • Small-size, low budget controller
    • Proximity sensors for high-temperature applications
    • Advanced PACs with PID auto-tune functions
    • Data loggers expand communication options
    • Motor monitoring relays with user-adjustable settings
    • Feed through terminal blocks
    • Controller programmable in ladder logic with function block
    • Single channel, thermocouple to USB converter
    • Slim interface relays
    • Machinery vibration monitor for intrinsically safe applications
    • Fixed mount, 1D barcode readers




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