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Info Management July 16, 2020

Executive Brand Video Series—Learn How Thought Leaders at Bentley Systems are Responding to COVID-19

Ken Adamson, Vice President of Design Integration, Bentley Systems, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ken Adamson
Ladder diagram is the most popular programmable controllers programming language at 80% followed by function block diagram at 58%, structured text at 44%, object-oriented programming at 39%, sequential function charge at 34%, C at 31% followed by five others at 24% down to 5%. Courtesy: Control Engineering 2020 Industrial Controller Research Report
Research July 16, 2020

Research: Controller programming methods, advice

Control Engineering 2020 research on industrial programmable controllers said ladder logic continues to dominate programming, software integration and simulation capabilities are increasing, and survey respondents seek programming flexibility. See six software-related programmable controller changes since 2018 and nine programmable controller bits of software advice.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy of: Siemens
Asset Management July 15, 2020

Companies join forces to accelerate industrial transformation

Siemens and SAP announced a partnership designed to bring together their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management applications.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new study, University of Missouri engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create devices that might be used to monitor personal health. Courtesy: University of Missouri
Sensors, Actuators July 14, 2020

Draw electronic sensors on human skin with a pencil

University of Missouri engineers discovered the possibility of using pencils to draw bioelectronics on human skin, which could potential use for biomedical components including electrophysiological, temperature and biochemical sensors.

By Eric Stann
Stephan Warnat, left, and doctoral student Michael Neubauer, work on 3D-printed microfluidics chips with embedded sensors in their lab. Courtesy: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, Montana State University
Sensors, Actuators July 16, 2020

Researchers harness 3D printing to open new doors for microfluidics

By Marshall Swearingen
This graphic depicts a stylized rendering of the quantum photonic chip and its assembly process. The bottom half of the image shows a functioning quantum micro-chiplet (QMC), which emits single-photon pulses that are routed and manipulated on a photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The top half of the image shows how this chip is made: Diamond QMCs are fabricated separately and then transferred into the PIC. Courtesy: Noel H. Wan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Industrial PCs July 14, 2020

Hybrid process developed to produce larger quantum computer chips

By Becky Ham
At left, a copper current collector with a laser-induced silicon oxide coating created at Rice University. At right, a scanning electron microscope image of the coating created by lasing adhesive tape on the copper collector. Courtesy: Tour Group/Rice University
Energy, Power July 15, 2020

Adhesive tape improves lithium batteries’ performance, lifespan

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering July 9, 2020

Virtual meetings are the rule rather than the exception

By Annette Manz