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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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
Courtesy: CFE Media
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
Energy, Power December 15, 2018

Researchers use thermal transistor to protect electronic devices from overheating

A Stanford-led engineering team has developed a way to not only manage heat produced by electronic devices with a thermal transistor, which can conduct heat away from electronic components and insulate them against its damaging effects.

By Andrew Myers
Courtesy: CSIA
System Integration December 14, 2018

It’s busy today, but don’t lose sight of tomorrow

While the economy for system integrators is good, the future remains unclear as companies struggle to hire and retain young talent.

By Jose Rivera
Applied Motion Products' HX56-100 hazardous location stepper motor is certified for use in hazardous locations such as oil, gas, printing, and paint finishing applications. Courtesy: Applied Motion
Motors, Drives December 13, 2018

Stepper motor certified for hazardous locations

Applied Motion Products' HX56-100 hazardous location stepper motor is certified for use in hazardous locations such as oil, gas, printing, and paint finishing applications.

By Applied Motion
According to the Advantech presentation “Next Era of Globalization – Globalization 3.0,” the future of manufacturing will move closer to the intended market to create a balance of activity and job opportunities. Courtesy: Advantech
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 12, 2018

The next era of global manufacturing

Manufacturers are changing the way they do business as globalization is changing the nature of business. Technology and information are working hand-in-hand to make these changes possible.

By Chris Vavra