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
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
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 11, 2019

The significance of industrial networking for the IIoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) focuses on the role of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in industrial networking.

By Dr. Michael Hilgner
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Access to accurate, real-time plant floor data enables companies to improve processes, drive productivity, and make better decisions. Courtesy: PTC
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

By Philip Bard and Sam Elsner
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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
Figure 1: According to a survey by the Eclipse Foundation, messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) is the most-used messaging protocol for an IoT solution. Courtesy: Eclipse Foundation Inc.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 21, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 14-20

Articles about MQTT's role as an IoT message transport, industrial controller selection, hot Control Engineering topics for 2018, improving industrial network communications, and IIoT software's future were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 14-20. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Cybersecurity January 20, 2019

Next-gen IoT security project being developed

Researchers have received a $750,000 grant to develop and commercialize a next-generation cryptosystem capable of protecting IoT devices from cybersecurity attacks through advanced authentication procedures.

By Gregory Hale
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Sensors, Vision January 19, 2019

Machine vision use growing in food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry has been an early adopter of machine vision technology, which has inspired some companies to develop technology that meets stricter industry standards.

Courtesy: CFE Media
Hydraulics January 18, 2019

Benefits of multiple relief valves in a hydraulic system

Multiple relief valves for a hydraulic system can help prevent major safety incidents and keep operations running smoothly.

By Paul Badowski
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Robotics January 16, 2019

Vacuum gripper benefits for collaborative robots

Vacuum grippers can be beneficial for collaborative robots, but the type of application and the potential costs associated with them need to be considered.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)