Think Again: Control Engineering Secrets

If there were a state of Control Engineering, everything in that state would be top secret. Here’s why.

06/13/2012


CFE Media celebrates 2 yearsEffective applications of control engineering, automation, or instrumentation technologies produce results so startling that, even if the end user or machine builder is willing to talk about the project at all, we very often hear: “We don’t want our name mentioned because we don’t want our competitors to find out.” If there were a state of Control Engineering, everything in that state would be classified as top secret.

 If I had a dime for every time someone didn’t want to associate a customer name with a particular project, I’d be rich. You can be rich, too, in the knowledge that controls, automation, and instrumentation technologies, and specifically the control loop (measure, decide, actuate, and repeat), are the keys to manufacturing productivity.

Control Engineering is here to inform you: Extreme returns on investment are not a state secret. We have advised about innovations in automation and control productivity since 1954 at Control Engineering, and since 2010 as a part of CFE Media. CFE stands for Content for Engineers. We “Inspire engineering interaction” with the monthly print and digital edition (see our special anniversary cover explanation on this page), and with ever-greater frequency online, througMark T. Hoske is content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Mediah a more than a dozen e-mail newsletters monthly, videos, webcasts, research, and, most recently, through mobile and online software, CFE Media Apps for Engineers, and ContentStream content syndication software.

Great part is, none of these are secret either, and we have an ever-growing contingent of experts contributing to Content for Engineers.

Think again; it’s no secret.

Share your knowledge today at http://www.controleng.com/contribute. 



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