Sensors, Actuators January 17, 2019

Verifying primary and secondary flow measurement performance

This article discusses a novel method to analyze the performance of the primary and secondary flow measurements by separating repeatability and accuracy (bias shift) without having to assume the PM is always accurate and repeatable and identifies whether the issue is with the PM or with the SM.

By Joseph Amalraj and Babar Shehzad
Other Networks January 21, 2019

The Benefits of a Standardized Communications Layer: Your Questions Answered

Webcast presenters Sam Elsner and Philip Bard answered questions about topics such as data acquisition reliability, communication layers and cybersecurity, and more.

By Philip Bard and Sam Elsner
Educational January 14, 2019

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2018

Think Again: Engineering salaries and career tips, neural network advances, ladder logic, cybersecurity, and autotuning were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website in 2018.

By Mark T. Hoske
Robotics January 15, 2019

Cybersecurity required for safe IIoT robots

For a robot to be safe, it must also be secure from cyberattacks in the age of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Everyone in the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) departments are responsible for ensuring this happens.

By Tanya M. Anandan
PLCs, PACs January 10, 2019

Industrial controller selection: Look beyond the basics

Factory automation controllers: When specifying controllers for industrial automation applications, consider capabilities such as data handling, communications, and high-speed control.

By Winn Paulk
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Sensors, Vision January 23, 2019

Four machine vision software advances

Advances in deep learning, 3-D imaging, and optical character recognition (OCR) software are among the major machine vision developments happening right now.

FDT 2.0 technology has been approved by the International Society of Automation (ISA) for the American market. Courtesy: FDT Group/International Society of Automation
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 23, 2019

Standard for integration fieldbuses and devices approved for American market

FDT 2.0 technology, which enables enterprise-wide client/server integration and application of fieldbuses and devices, has been approved by the International Society of Automation (ISA) for the American market.

By FDT Group
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Robotics January 23, 2019

Collaborative and mobile robots will enhance productivity

Collaborative robots and mobile robots can enhance automation and productivity on the plant floor when their attributes are combined.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Sensors, Vision January 22, 2019

Embedded vision’s role in augmented and virtual reality advances

Embedded vision technology is an essential component for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) environments and allows headsets to capture the world around them in an extremely compact space.

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Automation January 22, 2019

Automation standard seminar for newcomers and experts

CAN in Automation (CiA) is hosting a pair of seminars in March 2019 to explain CANopen benefits for beginners and experienced users.

By CAN in Automation
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Cybersecurity January 22, 2019

Combining IT, OT with a security operations center

Companies can help prevent cyberattacks by forming a security operations center (SOC) to get the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) on the same page with the same goals.

By Heather MacKenzie
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Sensors, Vision January 21, 2019

Four machine vision industry trends for 2019

Industry trends impacting the machine vision industry include embedded vision growth, deep learning technology, and global economic uncertainty.

By Winn Hardin