System Integration December 10, 2018

System Integrator of the Year award winners announced

Integrator companies E-Technologies Group, Polytron, and Northwind Technical Services are recognized for their outstanding achievements. See video of a roundtable discussion with the winners..

By CFE Media
System Integration December 12, 2018

Yogurt plant improves active culture, technology

System integrator helps Chobani streamline operations to provide more flexibility and efficiency.

By Jim Meyers
Events and Awards December 11, 2018

System Integrator Giants 2019

CFE Media announces the 2019 System Integrator Giants

By Bob Vavra
Sensors, Actuators December 11, 2018

Temperature measurement with RTDs, thermocouples

Process sensing: The most common process sensor measurement is temperature and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and thermocouples are the most widely used sensors for industrial temperature measurements. See 11 summary tips for temperature sensor selection.

By Gary Prentiss
Safety December 12, 2018

Shifting safety to a profit center

Cost avoidance, better networks make better financial sense.

By Steve Elliott
Recent Content
According to the Advantech presentation “Next Era of Globalization – Globalization 3.0,” the future of manufacturing will move closer to the intended market to create a balance of activity and job opportunities. Courtesy: Advantech
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 12, 2018

The next era of global manufacturing

Manufacturers are changing the way they do business as globalization is changing the nature of business. Technology and information are working hand-in-hand to make these changes possible.

By Chris Vavra
Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) on Sept. 10-12, 2019 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville to demonstrate the technology needed to develop a fully-connected enterprise. Courtesy: Hannover Fairs USA
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 11, 2018

Hannover Fairs USA launches new trade event

Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) will highlight digital manufacturing Sept. 10-12 in Louisville.

By Bob Vavra
Omron's NX Series CIP safety network controller with EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP capabilities is ideal for IIoT hard-wired mechanical devices such as position detection switches for determining robot placement. Courtesy: Omron
Safety December 11, 2018

Safety network controller for IIoT mechanical devices

Omron's NX Series CIP safety network controller with EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP capabilities is ideal for IIoT hard-wired mechanical devices such as position detection switches for determining robot placement.

By Omron
Colorado State University students work on a Malisko Engineering automation and information system for the school’s on-campus brewery. Courtesy: Malisko Engineering Inc.
System Integration December 11, 2018

Raise a glass to integration!

Colorado State University's CSU) on-campus brewery is an automation leader with its Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) program.

By Dan Malyszko
The unique design of the Macallan distillery in Scotland is matched by its unique three-pod production system which presented a challenge for Elite Control System, the integrator on the project. Courtesy: Elite Control Systems
System Integration December 11, 2018

Whisky distilling by design

Modern control system preserves The Macallan’s singular tradition.

By MacAllan Distillery
Cybersecurity December 11, 2018

Digital transformation crucial for companies

Digital transformation is vital for companies, but a clear business path and plan is needed to make it viable.

By Gregory Hale
Figure 2: Safety professionals need to know all the details of a process, explained Jeff Pratt, Crown Equipment, senior corporate EHS Engineer (and vice-chair of the RIA R15.08 committee), and César Reyes Núñez, Crown Mexico, EHS coordinator, at the International Robot Safety Conference. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Robotics December 10, 2018

Industrial robot safety requires industrial risk management

Five ways to lower robotic system risks: Industrial safety, while a widely used term, is a misnomer; nothing is without risk. When something is declared safe in an industrial setting, those involved should think again about risk assessment and determine if the risk is acceptable.

By Mark T. Hoske