Industrial PCs February 19, 2019

Digitalization, Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as market drivers

With the drive to digitalization, and trends such as Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), industries face challenges such as improving production flexibility and reducing changeover time between production runs.

By Alessandra Da Silva
Robotics February 15, 2019

Core principles of collaborative robots

Robotic design: Built-in collaborative force/torque sensing, safety features, and improved precision enable faster integration in a wider range of future-proofed applications.

By Jürgen Von Hollen
Events and Awards February 4, 2019

2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Automation February 18, 2019

Automation needs to be easy to use

Automation advice: Devices and systems should provide a positive customer experience and be easily connect, monitor, commission, and operate. Use the smartphone benchmark.

By Craig Nelson
Sensors, Actuators February 15, 2019

Temperature sensor calibration

Sensor failure risks are significantly reduced if the temperature sensor can be calibrated in situ.

By Keith Riley
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Cybersecurity February 19, 2019

The human aspect of cyber-physical systems

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are exploring and developing the human aspect of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), which are going to have a larger role in society.

By Gregory Hale
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Educational February 19, 2019

University hosting STEM leadership event for women

Stony Brook University's Women in STEM Leadership Program in April 2019 as the demand for qualified professionals in the STEM fields remains high and the focus on greater parity for women in these professions increases.

By Stony Brook University

Capitalizing on the promise of IoT, how to start your connected journey

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Figure 1: Cyber threats are proliferating due to increased information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) integration, along with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and open process automation (OPA) initiatives. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Cybersecurity February 18, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about plant cybersecurity management, the 2019 Engineers' Choice awards, control systems, future plant design, and the System Integration Giants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Cybersecurity February 17, 2019

Cybersecurity needs understanding and communication to work effectively

Communication and understanding between the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) department needs to improve as cyber attacks become more prevalent.

By Gregory Hale
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Robotics February 16, 2019

Four types of collaborative robots for manufacturing applications

Safety monitored stop, speed and separation, power and force limiting, and hand guiding are the four major types of collaborative robots and each has a specific benefit for manufacturers.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
MIT researchers have developed a chip that leverages sub-terahertz wavelengths for object recognition, which could be combined with light-based image sensors to help steer driverless cars through fog. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sensors, Vision February 16, 2019

Sensor developed to help autonomous vehicles steer through fog and dust

MIT researchers have developed an on-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths, which could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust.

By Rob Matheson