Control Engineering Digital Edition, September 2010, North American issue

09/01/2010


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September 2010 monthly coverage includes:

Cover: Why choose medium-voltage drives?

PID: In the controller or the PLC?

IMTS seeks to help lead manufacturing rally

Piezoelectric motors help equipment performance

Automation improves productivity 20%-30%, reduces warehouse errors

DEPARTMENTS

Think Again: Control Engineering drivers, techniques
Product Exclusive: Controller integrates drives, pneumatics, I/O
soapbox: Fight counterfeit electrical products
T & Engineering Insight: Seven habits of unsuccessful projects
Advancing Technology: Microchips doing more for motor, motion control
Technology Update: Strategic attributes of wireless technologies
Global Perspectives - Safe acceleration: automating the world’s largest and fastest machine
Mechatronics: Isn’t there enough real inertia around?
Back to basics: Closed-loop stability

NEWS

How do we grow U.S. manufacturing?
CFE Media on press
Job satisfaction poll
Virus attacks industrial control system
Lifecycle safety
NIWeek 2010
Ethernet design advice
Process control and instrumentation provider plans growth
Smart grid options examined for industries
Smart grid and sustainability

NEW PRODUCTS

Signal converters
VFD series
Terminal blocks
Photoelectric sensor
Surge protector
Ring encoder
Robotics controller
Pressure sensors
Graphic programming software
Mobile Ethernet switch
Wireless bridge
Intrinsically safe RTDs

 

 



The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Doubling down on digital manufacturing; Data driving predictive maintenance; Electric motors and generators; Rewarding operational improvement
2017 Lubrication Guide; Software tools; Microgrids and energy strategies; Use robots effectively
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Research team developing Tesla coil designs; Implementing wireless process sensing
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
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