Business of Engineering February 20, 2019

How to write compelling engineering job descriptions

When it comes to finding qualified candidates for a job, it all starts with a job description that draws people to your position. Below are the top five ways to attract the best talent in the industry.

By Evan McDowell, Austin Nichols Technical Search, Kansas City, Mo.
Automation February 20, 2019

Software can automate devices and systems

Machine manufacturers benefit from software that allows them to stay operational with their many automation devices while cutting costs and staying independent of an engineering framework.

By Jana Kocianova
Robotics February 15, 2019

Core principles of collaborative robots

Robotic design: Built-in collaborative force/torque sensing, safety features, and improved precision enable faster integration in a wider range of future-proofed applications.

By Jürgen Von Hollen
Industrial PCs February 19, 2019

Digitalization, Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as market drivers

With the drive to digitalization, and trends such as Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), industries face challenges such as improving production flexibility and reducing changeover time between production runs.

By Alessandra Da Silva
Events and Awards February 4, 2019

2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione
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Dye penetrant testing was completed to ensure the new rotor had no flaws. Courtesy: Sulzer
Safety February 21, 2019

Fast rotor repair also improves efficiency

An Indonesian geothermal power plant opted for a quick rotor repair for their steam turbine, which was reinstalled with immediate improvement on performance.

Courtesy: CFE Media
Cybersecurity February 19, 2019

The human aspect of cyber-physical systems

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are exploring and developing the human aspect of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), which are going to have a larger role in society.

By Gregory Hale
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Educational February 19, 2019

University hosting STEM leadership event for women

Stony Brook University's Women in STEM Leadership Program in April 2019 as the demand for qualified professionals in the STEM fields remains high and the focus on greater parity for women in these professions increases.

By Stony Brook University
The Siemens mobile Smart Access wireless module with built-in webserver for products is just the tool end-customers have been needing to easily connect, monitor, commission, and restore operation to equipment. Siemens Sinamics G120 Smart Access Wireless Module won the 2019 Engineers’ Choice Grand Award, in the Motion control - Drives category. Courtesy: Siemens Industry
Automation February 18, 2019

Automation needs to be easy to use

Automation advice: Devices and systems should provide a positive customer experience and be easily connect, monitor, commission, and operate. Use the smartphone benchmark.

By Craig Nelson

Capitalizing on the promise of IoT, how to start your connected journey

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Figure 1: Cyber threats are proliferating due to increased information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) integration, along with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and open process automation (OPA) initiatives. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Cybersecurity February 18, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about plant cybersecurity management, the 2019 Engineers' Choice awards, control systems, future plant design, and the System Integration Giants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Cybersecurity February 17, 2019

Cybersecurity needs understanding and communication to work effectively

Communication and understanding between the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) department needs to improve as cyber attacks become more prevalent.

By Gregory Hale