CNC Motion Control June 11, 2019

CNC technology developments help engineers cut corners in all the right ways

Cover Story: Automation technologies continue convergence across platforms and computer numerical control (CNC) technology advances, along with faster control hardware and software, allow engineers to complete more accurate cuts in less time.

By Matt Prellwitz
Data Acquisition, DAQ June 12, 2019

Improve industrial data integration with ETL software

Extract, transform, load (ETL) software can help improve data gathering for operations technology (OT) applications, but there are major challenges with data integration that companies need to overcome.

By John Harrington
Events and Awards June 17, 2019

Leaders Under 40 nominations end June 21

Nominations for the 2019 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program end June 21. Nominate a young engineer today!

Mobility June 13, 2019

Finding common ground between industrial automation and mobile technology

Mobile technologies are challenging traditional data handling practices as they move into the industrial arena.

By Benson Hougland
Business of Engineering June 13, 2019

CFE Media and Technology launches updated version of the New Products for Engineers Database

The New Products for Engineers Database is a unique SaaS platform that provides valuable services to engineering users who are interested in discovering new products, and vendors who would like to promote their new products to engineers.

By CFE Media
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 17, 2019

Organizations struggling to understand, realize potential IoT benefits

A survey by Longview IoT and Informa Engage finds that companies are still struggling to understand the benefits the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide to their company.

By Longview IoT
Image courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics June 17, 2019

Five way service robots can help the agricultural industry

Service robots are becoming common in agriculture to fulfill an ever-expanding number of needs to overcome the labor shortage as well as the rising world population.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Harting to be a collaborative partner in a development project to retrofit legacy protocol plastic injection molding machines with an integrated Industrie 4.0 digital control system that is also linked with its factory-wide MES/ERP system. Courtesy: Harting/Control Engineering Europe
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 17, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 10-16

Articles about the Career and Salary Survey, retrofitting Industrie 4.0, power storage capabilities, alarm management and process safety, and choosing the right HMI were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 10-16. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
An inverted Universal Robots 10 kg payload robot with a two-camera configuration makes a test sweep over an automobile in progress, using machine vision to improve manufacturing quality. Walter LaPlante, advanced manufacturing systems engineer at Ford Motor Co., Redford, Mich., facility explained some Ford machine vision applications at Automate 2019. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
Sensors, Vision June 14, 2019

Envisioning more at Ford

Plans are underway at Ford to use machine vision with robotics to increase quality and throughput, as explained at Automate 2019. See video.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 1: Pump actual operating point, flow limited to 58% of design point. Courtesy: Sulzer
Pumps June 13, 2019

Extending pump life expectancy

Field pump performance testing provides the expert with developed head, capacity and efficiency data under normal (or abnormal) operating conditions.

By Chris Muscavage
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics June 13, 2019

Robot technology advances are improving automotive manufacturing

Technology developments such as collaborative robots and wearable robots are making automotive manufacturing more efficient and safer for the workforce.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)