Events and Awards September 12, 2019

Manufacturing, automation leaders inspire, mentor

Achievements in manufacturing and communities inspire mentors and younger engineers seeking to create greater efficiency, optimization and a brighter future.

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Process Manufacturing September 11, 2019

Shift in control system technologies, design

Project execution using a process control system highly integrated virtual environment melds software and networking to uncouple control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical I/O. This reduces capital cost by shifting from customization to standardization and eliminating some non-value-added work.

By Jason Urso
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 13, 2019

Future of industrial automation: discern the possibilities, potential

Industrial automation is on the threshold of a new revolution, moving through rapid technology changes, adoption of new systems and networking architectures and looking toward interoperability of devices and systems.

By Dr. Keshab Panda
Robotics September 13, 2019

Keep workers safe, costs low

Why Ameren Missouri is leveraging the power of robotics.

By Kristi Martindale
Webcasts September 9, 2019

Sensor data deliver insights that reduce waste and energy consumption

A veteran industrial information-technology (IT) consultant helps his clients make real-time closed-loop processes visible to all interested parties within a plant. By collecting data from individual sensors, clients were able to configure dashboards that could be shared across the organization.

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Develop an industrial robotic specification by using this checklist

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Mainland China in 2018 surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest sub-regional market for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), with estimated revenue of $1.7 billion in 2018. Courtesy IHS Markit | Technology
PLCs, PACs September 16, 2019

China leads global PLC market according to report

Mainland China in 2018 surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest sub-regional market for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), with estimated revenue of $1.7 billion in 2018, though the PLC market overall is slumping after reaching highs in 2017.

By Rita Liu
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics September 16, 2019

Research looking to give robots a second impression

Cornell University researchers, along with MIT, are studying how humans form and update impressions of robots with the goal of creating a computational model allowing robots to adjust their nonverbal behavior accordingly.

By Melanie Lefkowitz
Up to four communication protocols, including leading IT protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP and FTP, can be used simultaneously with high-performance HMIs. Courtesy: IDEC
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 16, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 9-15

Articles about control system connectivity, vulnerable cloud servers, making things work with the IIoT, IIoT security, and succeeding with the AIoT were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
HMI servers should support multi-client, multi-server and multi-runtime concepts, providing options for local or cloud-based servers and secure communication protocols, such as OPC Unified Architecture, Automation Device Specification or ADS over MQTT (message queuing telemetry transport). Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
HMI, OI September 16, 2019

New mobile HMI designs respond to user, device requirements

HMI software should mix elements of web design and controls engineering to create effective operator interfaces for industrial displays and mobile devices of all sizes.

By Daymon Thompson
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 14, 2019

Industry 4.0, automation advance smelter technology

Inside Process: Industry 4.0, robotics and other automation technologies are helping Sohar Aluminium advance its competitiveness among aluminum smelting companies.

By Dana Geadah
Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Process Manufacturing September 13, 2019

Leonard W. Moore, founder of Moore Industries-International passes away at 85

Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85.

By Mark T. Hoske