Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Safety March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell
The Open Process Automation Forum timeline moves from 2016 prototype to test beds and commercial deployment in 2025 to 2026 timeframe, according to Dominic (Nick) Clausi, vice president of engineering, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in a 2021 ARC Forum presentation. Courtesy: ExxonMobil, ARC Advisory Group
DCS, SCADA, Controllers March 8, 2021

Moving toward automation interoperability

More than 30 organizations were involved in the next version of the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS). A secure, standard and interoperable process control system architecture is the goal.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: SAP
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 8, 2021

Five digital transformation trends in manufacturing for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has supercharged the demand for digital offerings and Industry 4.0 technology

By Julia Quintel and Johannes Papst
Courtesy: Idec Corporation

Expanding edge control

March 3, 2021
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Automation March 7, 2021

Six steps for supporting an automation system

There’s nothing revolutionary in this six-step process; however, it is a workable model for helping to find, analyze and correct system issues.

By Ed Miller
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Researchers have developed a data transfer system that pairs high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin a strand of hair. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Info Management March 4, 2021

Data transfer system connects silicon chips

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: Resiliant
Cybersecurity March 5, 2021

Six reasons why cybersecurity doesn’t deliver value to OT

By Resiliant
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Electrical February 18, 2021

Annual electromechanical expo theme focused on industry growth

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)