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
System Integration December 10, 2018

E-Technologies Group, West Chester, Ohio

E-Technologies Group is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. Co-founders Steve Veldhuis and Doug Fagaly shares some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

Polytron Inc., Duluth, Ga.

Polytron Inc. is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Mid-Sized System Integrator Category. CEO Ron Rich shares some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

NorthWind Technical Services, Sabetha, Kansas

NorthWind Technical Services is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. President Mike Bosworth shares some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

The SI as your partner

Developing a long-term relationship delivers better solutions across multiple projects. Six critical criteria are highlighted.

By Michael Prosser
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Figure 2: Safety professionals need to know all the details of a process, explained Jeff Pratt, Crown Equipment, senior corporate EHS Engineer (and vice-chair of the RIA R15.08 committee), and César Reyes Núñez, Crown Mexico, EHS coordinator, at the International Robot Safety Conference. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Robotics December 10, 2018

Industrial robot safety requires industrial risk management

Five ways to lower robotic system risks: Industrial safety, while a widely used term, is a misnomer; nothing is without risk. When something is declared safe in an industrial setting, those involved should think again about risk assessment and determine if the risk is acceptable.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Process Manufacturing December 9, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 3-9

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, leveraging process simulation, implementing a linear motion application, getting stronger process readings, and AR and VR were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 3-9, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Cybersecurity December 9, 2018

Playing catch-up with cybersecurity

Cybersecurity risks need help from contracts and insurance beyond technologies, policies, and people. Pretending cybersecurity risks aren’t there isn’t on any list of best practices.

By Mark Voigtmann
Cybersecurity December 8, 2018

Digital transformation needs a solid cybersecurity plan

Companies looking to perform digital transformation need to tackle cybersecurity and they need everyone–not just IT–to take responsibility to make it work.

By Gregory Hale
Stanford University researchers have developed technology that makes it possible for robots to touch a delicate berry or handle a pingpong ball without squashing them. Courtesy: Bao Lab
Robotics December 8, 2018

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Researchers have developed an electronic glove with sensors that mimic human skin, giving robotic hands achieve some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. See video.

By Tom Abate
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Automation December 8, 2018

Enhancing automation systems

Automation can be enhanced in a number of ways whether its through improving process instrumentation or unlocking the power of the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Jack Smith
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Robotics December 7, 2018

Six reasons why programming and maintenance are beneficial to a collaborative robot

Good programming and maintenance for a collaborative robot can provide manufacturers many benefits such as better return on investment (ROI), lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and more.