System Integration December 10, 2018

System Integrator of the Year award winners announced

Integrator companies E-Technologies Group, Polytron, and Northwind Technical Services are recognized for their outstanding achievements. See video of a roundtable discussion with the winners.

By CFE Media
CNC Motion Control December 13, 2018

Controls upgrade boosts machine productivity 40%

Machine running speed nearly doubled with greater product control, quick ROI.

By Chuck Dillard
Events and Awards December 11, 2018

System Integrator Giants 2019

CFE Media announces the 2019 System Integrator Giants

By Bob Vavra
Sensors, Actuators December 11, 2018

Temperature measurement with RTDs, thermocouples

Process sensing: The most common process sensor measurement is temperature and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and thermocouples are the most widely used sensors for industrial temperature measurements. See 11 summary tips for temperature sensor selection.

By Gary Prentiss
Safety December 12, 2018

Shifting safety to a profit center

Cost avoidance, better networks make better financial sense.

By Steve Elliott
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Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics December 17, 2018

As robotics industry grows, so do system needs

Solidifying best practices becomes the key to successful integration.

Workforce Development December 17, 2018

Study finds Skills Gap worsening, impacting production and growth

Report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute points to digital skills needed for the future.

By Bob Vavra
Business of Engineering December 17, 2018

ABB to realign around digital industries

Four divisions focus on robotics, electrification, industrial automation, and motion.

By Bob Vavra
The system upgrade now allows for automated reports tied to a SCADA system. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
System Integration December 17, 2018

Clean water more than a pipe dream

California SI project delivers an efficient control system to provide clean and safe water for its customers.

By Annette Burak
Figure 1. The network architecture supports groups of field instruments and actuators using mesh communication to support reliable data transfer. Each device acts as a data originator and potential relay point. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
System Integration December 17, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 10-16

Articles about the 2019 System Integrator Giants, the System Integrator winners, AR and VR, and bringing IIoT to process plants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 10-16, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Automation December 16, 2018

System repairs: 6 steps to find the root cause

Automation systems will eventually need to be repaired. Following a regular procedure while troubleshooting to find the root cause can be a big help.

By Ed Miller
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System Integration December 15, 2018

CSIA Best Practices provide business value

Best practices for integrators can create a great deal of improvement for a company's business performance and their clients' satisfaction.

By Jeff Miller, PMP