Automation February 22, 2019

Help for automation design, selection, implementation

Automation product design, system integration, and application advice follows from some of the 2019 Engineers’ Choice winners.

By Mark T. Hoske
Automation February 17, 2019

Open architecture adds advantages to automation designs

Manufacturers should consider open architectures when designing new automation products for greater flexibility, innovation, and greater competitiveness.

By Mike Wolfe and Alex Harvey
Research February 21, 2019

DMDII receives Defense Dept. funding to strengthen research

Grants totaling $30 million over next five years will fund advanced manufacturing projects.

By Bob Vavra
Business of Engineering February 20, 2019

How to write compelling engineering job descriptions

When it comes to finding qualified candidates for a job, it all starts with a job description that draws people to your position. Below are the top five ways to attract the best talent in the industry.

By Evan McDowell, Austin Nichols Technical Search, Kansas City, Mo.
Safety February 21, 2019

Fast rotor repair also improves efficiency

An Indonesian geothermal power plant opted for a quick rotor repair for their steam turbine, which was reinstalled with immediate improvement on performance.

By Claudia Proeger
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Sensors, Vision February 23, 2019

Embedded vision’s future role in manufacturing and automation

The manufacturing sector is moving towards greater and greater levels of automation as they strive for higher levels of productivity, safety, and low-cost production and embedded vision will a key role in the future.

Webcasts February 22, 2019

This year’s IIoT/Cloud webcast series offers up to 4 learning units

Attendees can earn up to four (4) Certified Professional Development Hours (PDHs) if you attend all four webcasts in the series

By Elena Moeller-Younger
Siemens Simatic Automation Tool, Software to Manage Automation Components in Commissioning, Maintenance, and Service won a 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Software - Control design category. Courtesy: Siemens
Automation February 20, 2019

Software can automate devices and systems

Machine manufacturers benefit from software that allows them to stay operational with their many automation devices while cutting costs and staying independent of an engineering framework.

By Jana Kocianova
The AutomationDirect series of Contrinex DW inductive proximity sensors now includes additional harsh duty sensors and standard duty sensors with quadruple sensing ranges. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Sensors, Vision February 20, 2019

Inductive proximity sensor series

The AutomationDirect series of Contrinex DW inductive proximity sensors now includes additional harsh duty sensors and standard duty sensors with quadruple sensing ranges.

By AutomationDirect
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Cybersecurity February 19, 2019

The human aspect of cyber-physical systems

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are exploring and developing the human aspect of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), which are going to have a larger role in society.

By Gregory Hale
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Educational February 19, 2019

University hosting STEM leadership event for women

Stony Brook University's Women in STEM Leadership Program in April 2019 as the demand for qualified professionals in the STEM fields remains high and the focus on greater parity for women in these professions increases.

By Stony Brook University
Siemens Simatic Industrial Thin Client V3 Pro won a 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Hardware - HMI, operator interface, thin-client category. The Simatic Industrial PC product line can help with control and monitoring of control room processes using Rack PCs and a multi-monitor configuration, providing fast and reliable data transfer using a maintenance-free Box PC as a compact gateway to the enterprise cloud and Edge applications. IP65-protected PRO solution and expansion modules permit flexible operation mounted on a support bracket or stand. Various models can meet special ruggedness, security, or hygiene requirements. Courtesy: Siemens
Industrial PCs February 19, 2019

Digitalization, Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as market drivers

With the drive to digitalization, and trends such as Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), industries face challenges such as improving production flexibility and reducing changeover time between production runs.

By Alessandra Da Silva