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Control Engineering - January 2018 (R) 'I'

Revista Control Engineering

Vol. 65 Number 1 JANUARY

Vol. 65 Number 1 JANUARY 2018 ® 17 | ANSWERS 18 COVER IMAGE, TOP: A compounding control center houses an extrusion system’s electrical and control infrastructure, including a programmable logic controller (PLC), ac drives, and solid-state relays. Courtesy: Rockwell Automation 05 | INSIGHTS 06 | 2017 VSD/VFD survey findings 08 | Using software to provide IIoT value NEWS 12 | Automation sales achieve highest levels of growth in 2017; Manufacturing index closes 2017 with strong surge 13 | Digital technologies, connected enterprises at industry forum; Online articles 16 | Think Again: Hot topics in 2017 Get credit for your learning RIGHT: Controllers may use tight integration and open IEC 61131 programming. Courtesy: B&R Automation CFE Edu: https://cfeedu.cfemedia.com/catalog (PLCs, IIoT, arc flash and more) Webcasts: www.controleng.com/webcasts (HMIs, sensors, IIoT, and more) 24 CFETM Edu 18 | Modular control system design approach 22 | How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application 24 | Selecting an automation controller 27 | CNCs and PLCs in the future factory 29 | Make an interconnected enterprise 31 | Understand Ethernet cabling 32 | System integrators, customers, skills gap 33 | Drives get smarter 35 | Four trends in VFD management INSIDE PROCESS P1 | Bluetooth connectivity makes VFDs safer, easier to use P3 | Three Major VFD trends 40 | INNOVATIONS PRODUCT EXCLUSIVE 41 | Multi-connectivity IoT gateway NEW PRODUCTS FOR ENGINEERS 42-45 | Sensors, HMI, data management, industrial computers, networking, electrical protection, and more BACK TO BASICS 64 | Ten control system programming tips CONTROL ENGINEERING (ISSN 0010-8049, Vol. 65, No. 1, GST #123397457) is published 12x per year, Monthly by CFE Media, LLC, 3010 Highland Parkway, Suite #325 Downers Grove, IL 60515. Jim Langhenry, Group Publisher/Co-Founder; Steve Rourke CEO/COO/Co-Founder. CONTROL ENGINEERING copyright 2018 by CFE Media, LLC. All rights reserved. CONTROL ENGINEERING is a registered trademark of CFE Media, LLC used under license. Periodicals postage paid at Downers Grove, IL 60515 and additional mailing offices. Circulation records are maintained at 3010 Highland Parkway, Suite #325 Downers Grove, IL 60515. Telephone: 630/571-4070. E-mail: customerservice@cfemedia.com. Postmaster: send address changes to CONTROL ENGINEERING, 3010 Highland Parkway, Suite #325 Downers Grove, IL 60515. Publications Mail Agreement No. 40685520. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: 3010 Highland Parkway, Suite #325 Downers Grove, IL 60515. Email: customerservice@cfemedia.com. Rates for nonqualified subscriptions, including all issues: USA, $ 150/yr; Canada/Mexico, $180/yr (includes 7% GST, GST#123397457); International air delivery $325/yr. Except for special issues where price changes are indicated, single copies are available for $30 US and $35 foreign. Please address all subscription mail to CONTROL ENGINEERING, 3010 Highland Parkway, Suite #325 Downers Grove, IL 60515. Printed in the USA. CFE Media, LLC does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in the material contained herein, regardless of whether such errors result from negligence, accident or any other cause whatsoever. www.controleng.com CONTROL ENGINEERING January 2018 • 3

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