Robotics March 21, 2019

Robot developed to open doors and pull on heavy objects

Researchers have developed small flying robots outfitted with advanced gripping technologies that can pull objects up to 40 times their weight. See video.

By Taylor Kubota
Industrial PCs March 11, 2019

Gaining the edge in automation

Edge computing advances give users more options for architecting automation systems as well as flexible communication and programming choices.

By Benson Hougland
Data Acquisition, DAQ March 12, 2019

Connecting quality data to process data

Using advanced analytics can help assure product quality and overall operational efficiencies. See case study example.

By Edwin van Dijk
Industrial PCs March 6, 2019

Hardware capabilities impact edge computing success

Industrial PCs offer a range of processing capabilities, form factors, and certifications that engineers must consider when implementing edge computing strategies in new applications or legacy systems.

By Eric Reiner
Arc Flash March 7, 2019

IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

By Ed McConnell, PE
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More than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) were shipped in 2018 according to Interact Analysis, which is double the number sold in 2017. Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics March 22, 2019

Autonomous mobile robot shipments achieve record high in 2018

More than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) were shipped in 2018 according to Interact Analysis, which is double the number sold in 2017.

By Interact Analysis
MIT researchers have developed an efficient algorithm that could provide a “push-button” solution for automatically designing fast-running neural networks on specific hardware. Courtesy: Chelsea Turner, MIT
AI and Machine Learning March 22, 2019

Algorithm developed to improve machine-learning models

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods.

By Rob Matheson
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics March 22, 2019

Four extreme applications robots are used for

Industrial robots can operate in extreme conditions humans cannot and are being increasingly used for extreme heat and cold environments as well as hazardous ones.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
AutomationDirect's AcuAMP Solid Core current transformers are instrumentation grade and feature different window openings and two mounting styles along with numerous secondary ratios are available to meet most applications. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Electrical, Power March 21, 2019

Current transformer series

AutomationDirect's AcuAMP Solid Core current transformers are instrumentation grade and feature different window openings and two mounting styles along with numerous secondary ratios are available to meet most applications.

By AutomationDirect
Industrial PCs March 21, 2019

Supercomputer developed to explore science and engineering breakthroughs

Argonne National Laboratory’s exascale computer, Aurora, will launch in 2021 and will support machine learning and data science workloads alongside traditional modeling and simulation workloads.

By Argonne National Laboratory
Courtesy: CFE Media
System Integrators March 21, 2019

Steps to take for a successful integration project

A successful system integration project should have clear goals and solve problems that will benefit companies in the short- and long-term, but not every project applies. See tips for when integration does and doesn’t make sense for a project.

By Tyler Whitaker
Manufacturing IT, MES March 20, 2019

Realizing the potential and benefits of an MES

Companies with a manufacturing execution system (MES) often generate a good initial return on investment (ROI), but there is a great deal of potential companies don't realize.

By Conrad Leiva