Events and Awards November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Machinery and Equipment December 7, 2018

The best cable management strategy is foresight in selecting components

Reduce or eliminate unnecessary cables through pluggable I/O terminals and one-cable strategies in control cabinets and machines.

By Sree Potluri
Sensors, Vision December 6, 2018

What is machine vision, and how can it help?

Understanding how machine vision works will help you see if machine vision will clear up specific application difficulties in manufacturing or processing.

By Frank Lamb
Oil and Gas December 7, 2018

Empower P&IDs to connect operations, maintenance, and engineering

Access marked-up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) from a worksite mobile device.

By Scott Redford
Energy, Power December 7, 2018

Renewable energy device developed for the grid using pump with record heat tolerance

MIT researchers have designed a system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand using a pump that can withstand extreme heat.

By Jennifer Chu
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Courtesy: Honeywell
Process Manufacturing December 9, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 3-9

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, leveraging process simulation, implementing a linear motion application, getting stronger process readings, and AR and VR were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 3-9, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Cybersecurity December 9, 2018

Playing catch-up with cybersecurity

Cybersecurity risks need help from contracts and insurance beyond technologies, policies, and people. Pretending cybersecurity risks aren’t there isn’t on any list of best practices.

By Mark Voigtmann
Cybersecurity December 8, 2018

Digital transformation needs a solid cybersecurity plan

Companies looking to perform digital transformation need to tackle cybersecurity and they need everyone–not just IT–to take responsibility to make it work.

By Gregory Hale
Stanford University researchers have developed technology that makes it possible for robots to touch a delicate berry or handle a pingpong ball without squashing them. Courtesy: Bao Lab
Robotics December 8, 2018

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Researchers have developed an electronic glove with sensors that mimic human skin, giving robotic hands achieve some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. See video.

By Tom Abate
Courtesy: CFE Media
Automation December 8, 2018

Enhancing automation systems

Automation can be enhanced in a number of ways whether its through improving process instrumentation or unlocking the power of the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics December 7, 2018

Six reasons why programming and maintenance are beneficial to a collaborative robot

Good programming and maintenance for a collaborative robot can provide manufacturers many benefits such as better return on investment (ROI), lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and more.

A commercial plane traveling at Mach 6— six times the speed of sound — would get commuters from Washington, D.C., to Denver in 15 minutes. At Mach 9, it can reach Los Angeles in the same amount of time. Courtesy: University of Notre Dame
Sustainability December 6, 2018

Quiet hypersonic test facility capable of Mach 6 speeds launched

The University of Notre Dame has completed development of the country’s largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel, which is funded with support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), which is the first step in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop multiple hypersonic tunnels.

By University of Notre Dame