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AI and Machine Learning February 24, 2024

Maximizing generative AI’s value for manufacturers

By combining LLMs with real-time industrial data and customized AI technologies, it is possible to unlock their true transformative power.

By Jim Chappell
AI and Machine Learning February 18, 2024

AI benefits for industrial manufacturing environments

Management and interrogation of data for improved decision-making sits right at the heart of any digital transformation and it relies on server technology to deliver real-time data and artificial intelligence (AI) can help.

By Suzanne Gill
AI and Machine Learning February 14, 2024

ARC Industry Forum 2024: Industrial AI potential is here, now

Industrial artificial intelligence (AI) was a dominant theme at the ARC Industry Leadership Forum, but many companies and users are only beginning to scratch the surface of the benefits it can bring. See three things industrial AI applications should do and a video demo.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning February 13, 2024

Leveraging artificial intelligence to manage human risk

Artificial intelligence not only creates resources, but also analyzes many forms of data.

By Lance Spitzner
AI and Machine Learning February 4, 2024

Seen at CIIF: Industrial AI for automation, smarter robots

At the 2023 China International Industry Fair, Siemens demonstrated artificial intelligence (AI) integration with robotics and showed how that works. Siemens and Microsoft are expanding industrial AI-based analytics.

By Stone Shi
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 2024

Research: What are obstacles, advice for integrating AI, industrial automation?

More than half of respondents were challenged when trying to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and industrial automation, according to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering research. See advice.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda McLeman
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 2024

AI in Industrial Automation: Research respondent interview, part one

Recently, CFE Media and Technology collected research on AI in industrial automation and discussed some of the answers with respondents.

By Control Engineering
AI and Machine Learning January 30, 2024

AI models help robots transparently execute complex plans

A multimodal system uses models trained on language, vision and action data helps robots develop and execute plans for manufacturing tasks.

By Alex Shipps
AI and Machine Learning January 18, 2024

How companies can prepare for the age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change how companies do their business, but it has to be part of a long-term strategy.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning January 10, 2024

Four AI case study successes in industrial manufacturing

Manufacturers of all sizes are using artificial intelligence (AI) to produce more products faster, at lower cost and less risk.

By Carrine Greason
AI and Machine Learning January 4, 2024

AI agents help explain other AI systems

MIT researchers introduce a method that uses artificial intelligence to automate the explanation of complex neural networks.

By Rachel Gordon
AI and Machine Learning December 21, 2023

Are you missing these four AI machine vision tips?

AI-based vision systems create new opportunities for visual inspection that were previously impossible, creating opportunities for production improvements. More challenging industrial vision-inspection applications may be harder to maintain than traditional machine-vision applications.

By David McKenna
AI and Machine Learning December 11, 2023

AI networks more vulnerable to attacks than previously thought

A study finds AI tools are more vulnerable than previously thought to targeted attacks that effectively force AI systems to make bad decisions.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning December 10, 2023

How AIoT leads innovation in the intelligent device industry

In an interview with Control Engineering China, Advantech's Chen Yongcheng discussed the emergence of AIoT, and how it will enhance intelligent manufacturing.

By Stone Shi
AI and Machine Learning December 5, 2023

6 AI motion control applications to improve OEE

AI offers end-users the ability to analyze information collected from machines or manufacturing lines to optimize operational performance. Below, see six common motion control applications that can benefit from AI.

By Scott Carlberg
AI and Machine Learning December 4, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: November 27-December 3 2023

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week include automation mergers and acquisitions, EV battery manufacturing and Automation Fair 2023.

By David Miller
AI and Machine Learning November 29, 2023

Bridging the Gap Series: The strengths and weaknesses of AI

AI is having a major impact on almost every vertical and every aspect of business, including industrial automation. But we need to walk before we can run. What are the strengths and weaknesses of AI, and where can it provide benefits over traditional industrial automation without AI?

By Gary Cohen
AI and Machine Learning November 28, 2023

How generative AI works and helps engineers

How do powerful generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems like ChatGPT work, and what makes them different from other types of AI?

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning November 24, 2023

Tool designed to reduce neural network system errors

A tool developed at Purdue University makes finding errors for a neural network much simpler and more accurate.

By Mary Martialay
AI and Machine Learning November 21, 2023

How AI, automation are shaping manufacturing’s future

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving and it is having a major impact on manufacturing and workers' jobs. See video.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning November 17, 2023

How generative AI is impacting workers’ jobs, value

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving and has some wondering what the status of their job is, but the answer to that question is a more personal one.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning November 17, 2023

Providing better insights, alarm management on the plant floor

Cody Bann, director of engineering at SmartSights, talks about the company's transition and discusses providing better and smarter alarm management and insights for customers. See video.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning November 16, 2023

Automation Fair 2023: What you need to know about AI, people, automation

Nervous about how artificial intelligence is integrating people, industrial automation and manufacturing operations? Here’s what I’ve heard lately about AI, including at Automation Fair.

By Mark T. Hoske
AI and Machine Learning November 14, 2023

Techniques efficiently accelerate sparse tensors for generative AI models

Researchers from MIT and NVIDIA developed two complementary techniques that could dramatically boost the speed and performance of computing applications such as generative AI.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning November 8, 2023

Automation Fair 2023: Building the future of industrial operations

The theme of “Discover what’s possible” at Automation Fair 2023 is a major building block toward better industrial manufacturing.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning November 8, 2023

Bridging the Gap Series: The future of AI implementation for manufacturing

Like it or not, artificial intelligence is coming, and fast. According to new research from CFE Media, AI is already being used in a high percentage of industrial automation environments, and those that aren’t using it have plans to in the near future.

By Gary Cohen
AI and Machine Learning November 2, 2023

Control Engineering hot topics, October 2023

Control Engineering’s most clicked articles in October 2023 included stories on PID strategies, AI integration, PLC standards and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By David Miller
AI and Machine Learning November 2, 2023

How artificial intelligence may change cybersecurity jobs and policy

The ISA Leadership conference keynote speaker covers reactions by executives and legislators to generative AI and how this could impact cybersecurity professionals.

By Anna Steingruber
AI and Machine Learning November 1, 2023

Machine learning could guide engineers toward stronger alloys

Researchers at the University of Michigan are using machine learning to fast-track the search for metal alloys that are hard and tough.

By Derek Smith
AI and Machine Learning October 24, 2023

Bridging the Gap series: The challenges of AI integration in industrial automation

AI is affecting nearly every aspect of industrial automation, but that doesn’t mean companies are not experiencing challenges. While AI can have a huge impact on everything from digital transformation to industrial networking to cybersecurity, 57% of survey respondents have experienced at least some challenges with its implementation. See video.

By Gary Cohen
AI and Machine Learning October 24, 2023

Generative AI technique helps robots pack objects into a tight space

MIT researchers developed a technique that coaxed a family of generative AI models to work together to solve multistep robot manipulation problems.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning October 4, 2023

Making AI smarter with an artificial, multisensory integrated neuron

The neuron processes visual and tactile input together and is designed to make artificial intelligence (AI) smarter.

By Ashley WennersHerron
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2023

Method helps AI navigate 3D space using 2D images

Researchers have developed a method to help artificial intelligence (AI) extract 3D information from 2D images.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning September 25, 2023

How artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing process manufacturing

Manas Dutta, a general manager for Honeywell’s Workforce Excellence Growth Initiative, discusses the changes happening in process manufacturing and the impact artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is having and will have in the industry.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning August 22, 2023

Arrays of quantum rods could enhance VR devices

MIT engineers developed a way to create these arrays by scaffolding quantum rods onto patterned DNA, which could enhance VR devices.

By Anne Trafton
AI and Machine Learning August 18, 2023

5G’s role in the adoption of enterprise augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) is crucial in enhancing 5G-enabled applications and 5G is providing the necessary infrastructure for exploring AR-based enterprise applications not possible before.

By Industry IoT Consortium (IIC)
AI and Machine Learning August 16, 2023

Laser-array processor can help improve AI computing efficiency

Researchers have found using a laser-array processor found an enormous improvement over existing technology.

By Landon Hall
AI and Machine Learning July 17, 2023

Survey: How to use AI to identify, improve manufacturing production goals

A study of 500 global manufacturers identified top production goals when applying artificial intelligence (AI) and suggests how to better reach those goals. Other topics include challenges, roadblocks, sustainability, workforce, technology among others.

By Mark T. Hoske
AI and Machine Learning June 30, 2023

AI in manufacturing: Where it’s been and where it’s going

Understanding the history of artificial intelligence (AI) can show where its future may be in manufacturing and what role it will play.

By Evelyn DuJack
AI and Machine Learning June 25, 2023

Machine learning tool accelerates polymer discovery

University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have quickly discovered several high-performance polymers using machine learning techniques.

By Adam Malecek
AI and Machine Learning June 24, 2023

Framework advances computer vision with pixel processing

USC Viterbi researchers proposed a framework to address challenges in computer vision, which could help autonomous vehicles and more process situations faster.

By Julia Cohen
AI and Machine Learning June 18, 2023

AI framework helps boost teamwork training

Researchers have developed an AI framework that is better at analyzing and categorizing dialogue to make teamwork easier.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning June 12, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 5-11, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include new facility openings, PLC ladder logic and automation storage and retrieval systems.

By David Miller
AI and Machine Learning June 11, 2023

Method improves vision transformer AI system efficiency

North Carolina State researchers are working on improving vision transformers' (ViTs) efficiency so they can simplify their computing power and make their decision-making abilities more transparent.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning June 10, 2023

Researcher improving safety for autonomous systems

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher is working to establish a theoretical framework and design control algorithms to ensure the safety of autonomous systems with machine learning components.

By Adam Malecek
AI and Machine Learning June 8, 2023

7 pieces of advice from automation experts on AI, edge computing

Control Engineering subscribers answering survey questions on “Edge computing and artificial intelligence technology” research also provided advice on how to use edge computing and AI technologies.

By Mark T. Hoske
AI and Machine Learning May 25, 2023

Machine learning has potential to transform oil and gas industry

Machine learning has the potential to improve efficiency, increase production and reduce costs in the oil and gas industry.

By GlobalData
AI and Machine Learning May 23, 2023

Training machines to learn more like humans do

MIT researchers have identified a property that helps computer vision models learn to represent the visual world in a more stable way.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning April 24, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: April 17-13, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include Hannover Messe 2023, AI and robotics integration.

By David Miller
AI and Machine Learning April 24, 2023

How to organize, protect and apply big data in automation

Big data in automation and manufacturing can transform operations, but great care needs to be applied when inserting it into a company.

By John Lewis
AI and Machine Learning April 3, 2023

Trust and reliability are crucial for AI in industrial applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) can have an enormous impact in industrial manufacturing, but the trust and belief in the system that it is making the right decisions is critical.

By Nick Cravotta
AI and Machine Learning March 27, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: March 20-26, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include AI, data acquisition, edge computing, and more.

By David Miller
AI and Machine Learning March 20, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: March 13-19, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include AI, robots, and ERP.

By David Miller
AI and Machine Learning March 13, 2023

AI’s revolutionary impact on industrial manufacturing

Companies are entering a new revolution that changes the way original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) approach manufacturing with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).

By Nick Cravotta
AI and Machine Learning March 7, 2023

Technique developed to improve machine-learning models’ reliability

MIT researchers have developed a machine-learning model to determine its confidence in a prediction while using no additional data.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning February 21, 2023

Neural network models learning from examples without training

An MIT study shows how large language models can learn a new task from just a few examples, without the need for any new training data.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning January 26, 2023

AI risk management framework released

NIST released their artificial intelligence (AI) risk management framework as part of a larger effort to build and instill trust in AI with the greater public.

By National Institute of Standards and Technology
AI and Machine Learning January 11, 2023

Engineers to advance nanomedicine manufacturing using AI

A combination of AI and novel manufacturing techniques could revolutionize the production of polymer nanoparticles.

By Syl Kacapyr
AI and Machine Learning January 4, 2023

Engineers using AI for safer real-world learning

Penn State researchers are developing methods that allow artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to be used safely in the real world.

By Mary Fetzer
AI and Machine Learning December 7, 2022

AI drives efficiencies through greater insight

There is growing interest from end-user organizations in the use of machine learning, AI and other emerging technologies to increase actionable information.

By Control Engineering Europe
AI and Machine Learning November 18, 2022

Machine learning facilitates turbulence tracking in fusion reactors

MIT researchers have developed a machine learning approach that can affect the energy generated during fusion reactions, with implications for reactor design.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning November 7, 2022

Improving deep learning with light photonics

A new method uses optics to accelerate machine-learning computations on smart speakers and other low-power connected devices.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning November 5, 2022

How AI and machine learning can drive sustainable 5G

Future networks have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of industries that consume high levels of energy, but the industry needs a holistic energy saving solution to maximize the benefits and create real impact.

By Subhankar Pal
AI and Machine Learning November 2, 2022

Network pruning can skew deep learning models

North Carolina State University researchers learn that network pruning can adversely affect the performance of the model at identifying certain groups.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning October 18, 2022

Machine, device learning on the edge

MIT researchers have developed a technique that enables AI models to continually learn from new data on intelligent edge devices like smartphones and sensors, reducing energy costs and privacy risks.

By David L. Chandler
AI and Machine Learning October 11, 2022

Formula tackles complex moral decision-making for AI

A blueprint for creating algorithms that more effectively incorporate ethical guidelines into artificial intelligence (AI) decision-making programs has been developed.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning October 7, 2022

Is control theory better than AI for improving plant performance?

Understand the strengths and weaknesses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) versus control theory, particularly model predictive control (MPC) for improving process and manufacturing applications and operations.

By John F. Carrier
AI and Machine Learning October 5, 2022

Smarter energy measurements, faster, using AI

Engineers use artificial intelligence (AI) to magnify domain expertise and significantly cut time to end user.

By Dr. Bas Kastelein and Dr. Richard Ahlfeld
AI and Machine Learning October 4, 2022

Using edge machine learning for anomaly detection, predictive maintenance

More powerful and cost-effective computing combined with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) are helping predictive maintenance to detect anomalies, which predicate a maintenance action when needed. Edge computing brings decision-making and intelligence as close to the process as possible.

By Matt Dentino and Mitsuo Baba
AI and Machine Learning October 4, 2022

How AI, ML and neural networks differ and work together

While similar, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) deep learning and neural networks have specific tasks and roles.

By Ted Thayer
AI and Machine Learning September 14, 2022

Improving worker optimization on the factory floor with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to enhance worker productivity by gathering information about their work performance and turning it into actionable data.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning September 14, 2022

Automation and AI should be embraced, not feared

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation have raised concerns about humans being replaced by machines in manufacturing, but the truth is they will add better and more meaningful jobs for humans.

By Morgan Green
AI and Machine Learning September 13, 2022

Collaborative machine learning preserves privacy

Federated learning is a collaborative method for training a machine-learning model that keeps sensitive user data private.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning September 5, 2022

Software improves AI, automation flexibility

Software-based artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to give robots abilities that allow them to straddle the flexibility gap between small batch manufacturing and high-volume automation.

By Matt Jones
AI and Machine Learning August 20, 2022

Improving aircraft design with machine learning

Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have developed a way to use machine learning to further improve the aircraft design process.

By Ben Peltz
AI and Machine Learning July 14, 2022

Approach to federated learning developed for creating AI models faster

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an approach to federated learning that allows them to develop accurate artificial intelligence (AI) models more quickly.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning July 8, 2022

Technology helps self-driving cars learn from own memories

Cornell University are trying to provide self-driving cars with the ability to create “memories” of previous experiences and use them in future navigation. See video.

By Tom Fleischman
AI and Machine Learning June 29, 2022

A framework for industrial artificial intelligence

Modern technologies enable the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to machine and operational process data to gain better insights.

By Wael William Diab
AI and Machine Learning June 22, 2022

Engineers build LEGO-like artificial intelligence chip

MIT researchers have developed an artificial intelligence chip that is stackable and reconfigurable, for swapping out and building on existing sensors and neural network processors.

By Jennifer Chu
AI and Machine Learning June 5, 2022

AI used to control process manufacturing operations

A project in Japan used artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomously control a chemical plant for 35 consecutive days.

By Suzanne Gill
AI and Machine Learning May 19, 2022

How unsupervised machine learning benefits industrial automation

Unsupervised ML is designed to act on unlabeled data using algorithms that excel at identifying patterns and pinpointing anomalies in data ranging from condition monitoring and performance testing to cybersecurity and asset management.

By Kristin Lewotsky
AI and Machine Learning May 9, 2022

Improving motion capture with neural networks

A neural network approach captures the characteristics of a physical system’s dynamic motion from video, regardless of rendering configuration or image differences.

By Lauren Hinkel
AI and Machine Learning April 16, 2022

Creating energy-efficient electronics using machine learning

USC Viterbi researchers have developed a neural network that can model a high-performing new material using machine learning (ML) techniques.

By Greta Harrison
AI and Machine Learning April 15, 2022

Self-driving lab used to improve nanocrystal understanding

Researchers have developed and demonstrated a ‘self-driving lab’ that uses AI and fluidic systems to advance understanding of metal halide perovskite (MHP) nanocrystals, which could be used to improve many different materials.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning February 24, 2022

AIoT improves transparency, quality for manufacturers

The speed of adoption and the potential benefits of combined artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the industrial sector could lead to many positive benefits.

By Suzanne Gill
AI and Machine Learning February 12, 2022

Technique makes federated learning easier for AI in wireless devices

A technique developed by North Carolina State University researchers uses compression to drastically reduce the size of data transmissions, creating additional opportunities for artificial intelligence (AI) training on wireless technologies.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning February 10, 2022

Method developed to let AI learn, retain information

Purdue University researchers have developed a way that could let computer chips rewire themselves to take in new data like the brain does, helping artificial intelligence (AI) to keep learning over time.

By Kayla Wiles
AI and Machine Learning February 8, 2022

Physical systems perform machine-learning computations

Cornell researchers are training physical systems to perform machine-learning computations such as identifying handwritten numbers and spoken vowel sounds.

By David Nutt
AI and Machine Learning February 4, 2022

Conversational IoT and AI powered by “chatbots”

Even in industry, branding and personality play a role

By Ken Herron
AI and Machine Learning February 2, 2022

Machine learning fine-tunes flash graphene

Rice University scientists are using machine-learning techniques to streamline the process of synthesizing graphene from waste through flash Joule heating. 

By Mike Williams
AI and Machine Learning January 30, 2022

Technique improves AI ability to understand 3D space using 2D Images

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a technique called MonoCon that is designed to improve the ability to identify 3D objects using 2D images.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning January 19, 2022

Solving big problems via algorithms enhanced by 2D materials

Important optimization algorithms that are designed to solve large-scale problems such as supply chain logistics can be boosted from 2D materials.

By Jamie Oberdick
AI and Machine Learning January 10, 2022

Seven tips for implementing machine learning in controls environments

Machine learning (ML) applications are evolutionary by nature, so it is important to understand how they work and keep looking for new ways to apply them to deliver an automation advantage.

By Daymon Thompson
AI and Machine Learning January 10, 2022

The future of manufacturing production is here today

Fully exploit the potential of robotics with AI

By Maximilian Mutschler
AI and Machine Learning December 12, 2021

Advances in brain-inspired computing

USC Viterbi researchers have developed an efficient and sustainable hardware device for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications.

By Amy Blumenthal
AI and Machine Learning December 9, 2021

How the AIoT makes factories “smart”

The Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) can integrate different types of data and information to give manufacturers a better picture of how everything works in facilities. See four AIoT factors responsible for smart factory growth.

By Sacheen Patil
AI and Machine Learning December 7, 2021

Artificial intelligence developed to understand object relationships

A machine-learning model developed by MIT researchers could enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do with artificial intelligence.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning November 28, 2021

Big Data privacy for machine learning made cheaper

Rice University computer scientists have discovered an inexpensive way for tech companies to implement a rigorous form of personal data privacy when using or sharing large databases for machine learning.

By Jade Boyd
AI and Machine Learning November 27, 2021

Researchers use simulated environments to train AI

University of Missouri engineers are hoping to enhance artificial intelligence (AI) by using simulated environments.

By Janese Heavin
AI and Machine Learning November 18, 2021

Avoiding shortcut solutions in artificial intelligence

A method developed by MIT researchers forces a machine-learning model to focus on more data when learning a task, which leads to more reliable predictions.

By Adam Zewe
AI and Machine Learning November 15, 2021

Smartwatch-based algorithm detects early signs of viral infections

Purdue University and physIQ announced the co-development of a viral detection algorithm for smartwatches, which can be used to detect COVID-19 and more.

By Purdue University
AI and Machine Learning November 9, 2021

Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to environment

University of Missouri engineers are collaborating with researchers at University of Chicago to design the material

By Eric Stann
AI and Machine Learning November 7, 2021

Manufacturers leveraging AR/VR for training, production and more

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are being increasingly used by manufacturers and are incorporating them into their overall strategy according to a GridRaster study.

By GridRaster
AI and Machine Learning November 5, 2021

Digital twin group signs two liaison agreements

The Digital Twin Consortium is developing AI and IoT enabling technologies and propelling them across manufacturing.

By Digital Twin Consortium (DTC)
AI and Machine Learning October 26, 2021

Manufacturer, university collaborating on extended reality, IIoT projects

Bosch announced a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to further research in spatial computing to design and demonstrate an architecture for extended reality (XR) applications in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) context.

By Bosch
AI and Machine Learning October 19, 2021

Machine learning can lead to cleaner water

A Louisiana State University-Penn State research team is using machine learning (ML) to developer a smarter approach to ionic separations which could improve water treatment, resource recovery and energy production.

By Elsa Hahne
AI and Machine Learning October 17, 2021

Two schools receive NSF funding for AI research

Indiana University will be a principal organization in two new National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes.

By Indiana University
AI and Machine Learning October 13, 2021

AI, controls and the future of maintenance

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are helping control and maintenance effectiveness, and an application demonstration shows how process simulation and machine teaching builds AI-based controllers to resolve industry problems, as shown in an Oct. 21 Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
AI and Machine Learning October 11, 2021

Augmented reality for testing nuclear components

A machine learning platform developed by University of Michigan researchers detects and quantifies radiation-induced defects instantaneously and could be extended to interpret other microscopy data.

By Sara Norman
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2021

How sea slugs can create better artificial intelligence systems

Researchers have discovered quantum material for artificial intelligence (AI) systems could mimic basic forms of learning found in the sea slug, which could help create better hardware.

By Kayla Wiles
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2021

Robot control system for complex applications

The MIRAI controller enables robots more precise and complex performances

By Micropsi Industries
AI and Machine Learning September 12, 2021

Scaling machine learning for the manufacturing masses

Enabling access to machine learning algorithms in easy-to-use advanced analytics applications accelerates insights in process data. A specialty chemical manufacturer used ML tools to predict over 90% of quality deviations and save more than $500,000 per year in quality downgrades.

By Allison Buenemann
AI and Machine Learning August 31, 2021

Study finds manufacturers willing to implement data-driven and AI initiatives

A Purdue university survey found Indiana manufacturers are willing to use artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven initiatives to improve their facilities, but actually getting there remains a hurdle for many.

By Brian Huchel
AI and Machine Learning August 23, 2021

Artificial intelligence researchers receive Federal funding

The AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE) and AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE), will each receive a total of $20 million over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). See video.

By Chris Booker
AI and Machine Learning August 18, 2021

AI process optimization platform receives funding

Recent $30 million growth round led by Zeev Ventures and Insight Partners, with participation from Spider Capital and UpWest

By Imubit
AI and Machine Learning August 17, 2021

Researchers use Minecraft to advance AI programs, thinking

Penn State University researchers received a grant to develop the artificial intelligence (AI) of the player avatar in the popular video game "Minecraft" and make it smarter and able to plan.

By Mariah Chuprinski
AI and Machine Learning July 26, 2021

Combating cognitive fatigue with collaborative robots

Humans and collaborative robots may be sharing some of the same goals and manufacturing spaces soon as autonomy and robot technology continue to advance.

By Alleynah Veatch Cofas
AI and Machine Learning July 6, 2021

Using AI to better understand alloys, metals

Researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help design high-performance steels that can be used in a variety of applications.

By Tim Ledbetter
AI and Machine Learning July 2, 2021

How AI can predict electronics failure

Engineers at CU Boulder have combined advanced computer simulations with artificial intelligence (AI) to try to predict how electronics, like the transistors in a cell phone, will fail.

By Daniel Strain
AI and Machine Learning June 6, 2021

Mastering artificial intelligence and machine learning

Specialized software is available in order to explain different artificial intelligence (AI) models, which can help explain machine learning (ML) approaches.

By Fraunhofer IPA
AI and Machine Learning June 2, 2021

Controlling how AI systems create images

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a method for controlling how artificial intelligence (AI) systems create images, which could help in applications such as autonomous robotics and AI training.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning June 1, 2021

Making AI ready for safety-critical applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) should make production more flexible while also automating logistics and quality control processes, but safety concerns remain.

By Fraunhofer IPMS
AI and Machine Learning May 14, 2021

Computing device simulates human learning

Northwestern University and University of Hong Kong researchers have developed a brain-like computing device that is conditioned to associate light with pressure.

By Amanda Morris
AI and Machine Learning May 5, 2021

Neural nets used to rethink material design for batteries, more

Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, researchers introduced are using machine learning predict the evolution of microstructures in materials, which could change how items like batteries and other structures are made.

By Mike Williams
AI and Machine Learning April 28, 2021

Artificial intelligence center for engineered systems launched

The Center for Artificial Intelligence Foundations and Engineered Systems (CAFE) at Penn State University is designed to further foundational and applied artificial intelligence (AI).

By Sarah Small
AI and Machine Learning April 24, 2021

AI framework with active object manipulation released

AI2-THOR version 3.0 adds active object manipulation to its testing framework and studies more than 100 visual physics-enabled rooms. See video.

By Allen Institute for AI (AI2)
AI and Machine Learning April 15, 2021

Computational tool evaluates material suitability for harsh conditions

A computational framework has been developed tool to evaluate a material’s suitability for harsh conditions and high-temperature applications such as gas turbines for jet engines and electrical power generators. See video.

By Vandana Suresh
AI and Machine Learning March 24, 2021

Virtual lab uses AI tool for chemistry issues

A virtual laboratory can be used to determine the artificial intelligence (AI) tools best suited for addressing various chemical synthesis challenges and it could be used for other applications.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 22-28, 2021

Articles about the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
AI and Machine Learning February 27, 2021

AIoT benefits for manufacturers

The Artificial Intellience of Things (AIoT) can offer many potential benefits for edge and cloud computing applications for manufacturers.

By Control Engineering Europe
AI and Machine Learning February 16, 2021

Manufacturing analytics and machine learning benefits

Analytics and machine learning (ML) are the norm in manufacturing and can help users get better, more actionable data. Two examples are highlighted.

By Matt Ruth
AI and Machine Learning February 15, 2021

Advanced materials, hardware for next-generation computing

Neuromorphic computing, which is designed to emulate the self-organizing and self-learning nature of the brain, could help enable Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

By Fraunhofer IPMS
AI and Machine Learning February 10, 2021

Artificial intelligence applied to mill optimization

Variability controlled with artificial intelligence (AI) software. A digital twin-based AI optimizer was deployed to run alongside advanced process controllers (APCs). Results include a 1% increase in mill production throughput with annual topline impact of $3-4 million for the mine. See 4 objectives for recurrent neural networks and self-adaptive tuning.

By Dominic Gallello
AI and Machine Learning February 2, 2021

Five ways machine learning will transform manufacturing in 2021

Emerging developments that will become reality with machine learning part of everyday operations

By Ingo Mierswa
AI and Machine Learning January 28, 2021

Machine-learning system adapts on the job

A neural network has been developed with flexible algorithms, called "liquid" networks, which allow the network to learn and adapt to new data inputs on the job.

By Daniel Ackerman
AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Jan. 18-24, 2021

Articles about wastewater surveillance tracking, COVID-19 infections, using IIoT for a more energy-efficient pump environment, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Jan. 18-24, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2021

How artificial intelligence will change work

MIT researchers offer insight on the challenges and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and how they will change the nature of work.

By MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future
AI and Machine Learning January 15, 2021

How AI can help food manufacturers improve maintenance

A more practical approach is needed for the every-day decisions that keep operations running effectively and artificial intelligence can help food manufacturers improve overall maintenance.

By Marcel Koks
AI and Machine Learning January 12, 2021

How advanced digital twin technology narrows the industrial skills gap

Digital twin technology such as immersive field simulators (IFS) can help companies narrow the skills gap by offering a training environment that offers an accurate replica of the world they inhabit with virtual reality and mixed reality tools.

By Vincent Higgins
AI and Machine Learning January 5, 2021

Machine-learning model boosts search for superhard materials

A machine learning model that can accurately predict the hardness of new materials has been developed, which can help scientists find superhard materials for energy production, aerospace and other applications.

By Jeannie Kever
AI and Machine Learning December 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence at the edge improves manufacturing productivity

AI at the plant floor’s edge empowers machine builders to increase production quality and efficiency

By Jim Wilmot
AI and Machine Learning November 21, 2020

What 3rd generation AI for asset performance and process optimization will look like

It’s time to tackle the “known unknowns”

By Dominic Gallello
AI and Machine Learning November 16, 2020

Applying machine learning to making mechanical parts

An open-source annotated database of more than 58,000 3D mechanical parts has been designed to help researchers apply machine learning to those parts in actual machines.

By Kayla Wiles
AI and Machine Learning November 9, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 2-8, 2020

Articles about changes for advanced process control, how augmented and virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap, SCADA, HMI and MES projects, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 2-8, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
AI and Machine Learning November 3, 2020

Global challenge increases smart construction innovation

A cloud dashboard that communicates project analytical insights to stakeholders; 3D modeling technology and a machine learning platform provide a visual comparison to the underlying building information management (BIM) model (digital twin).

By Marc Grosskopf
AI and Machine Learning November 3, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, October 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in October 2020 included stories about heated face masks designed to filter coronaviruses, 2021 Engineer's Choice finalists, using human and artificial intelligence with digital twins, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
AI and Machine Learning October 31, 2020

Project uses AI to strengthen global supply chains

Cornell University researchers are developing machine learning and blockchain tools to better understand and support the global supply chain, whose vulnerabilities were exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Melanie Lefkowitz
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2020

How augmented, virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap

A Purdue team has entered a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype called Skill-XR to reduce manufacturing's skills gap.

By Jared Pike
AI and Machine Learning October 28, 2020

Quantum computing used to discover possible COVID-19 treatments

Quantum machine learning could help researchers discover faster and more economical ways of treating COVID-19 than the current methods used for drug discovery.

By Sarah Small
AI and Machine Learning October 14, 2020

Exploring the benefits of AI and machine learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can offer many benefits for manufacturers and provide positive outcomes with optimization, predictive maintenance and more. See four initial steps to every machine-learning project.

By Kevin McClusky
AI and Machine Learning October 13, 2020

Collaborative robot optimization with AI, for safer manufacturing during COVID-19

Collaborative robots use artificial intelligence (AI) to increase usefulness in dynamically changing workspaces. Cobot factory applications can create more space between workers, lowering COVID-19 risk for manufacturers while increasing throughput.

By Mark T. Hoske
AI and Machine Learning October 13, 2020

How to use human and artificial intelligence with digital twins

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), user interface technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality can help the form and function of digital twins to improve training, operations and outcomes.

By Michael Thomas, Brad Klenz and Prairie Rose Goodwin
AI and Machine Learning September 28, 2020

Artificial intelligence identifies process abnormality causes

When other methods fail, AI is a critical finding and solving tool

By Dr. Hiroaki Kanokogi
AI and Machine Learning September 22, 2020

Data processing module makes deep neural networks smarter

Combining feature normalization and feature attention modules into a single module called attentive normalization (AN) improved deep neural networks' performance.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning September 16, 2020

Computational model developed for COVID-19 testing allocation

A computational model that can be used to identify the best allocation plans for distributing COVID-19 test kits to hospitals, clinics, and relevant state agencies has been developed by North Carolina State researchers.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning September 9, 2020

Bridging the artificial intelligence skills gap for machine manufacturers

More knowledge is needed for use of artificial intelligence (AI) for machine learning (ML) applications. Here’s help for AI and ML in manufacturing. See four ways to improve artificial intelligence, machine learning education.

By Antti Karjaluoto, Arto Peltomaa, Risto Lehtinen
AI and Machine Learning August 19, 2020

Global AI market projected to have strong growth

The artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to show strong growth in all world regions in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic according to ARC Advisory Group research.

By ARC Advisory Group
AI and Machine Learning August 2, 2020

Artificial intelligence helps businesses make smart decisions

Artificial intelligence (AI) can support intelligent functionality for manufacturers by helping the system sense, understand, perform and learn.

By Adi Pendyala
AI and Machine Learning July 24, 2020

Machine learning approaches help chemical and materials companies

In the future, all materials scientists and chemical manufacturing companies will have access to machine learning tools to enhance their R&D.

By IDTechEx
AI and Machine Learning July 22, 2020

Drive train with AI, machine learning delivered to refinery

Siemens Large Drive Applications delivered a drive train, which includes artificial intelligence and machine learning to Deer Park Refinery located in Houston, Tex., one of the nation's largest refineries.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
AI and Machine Learning July 19, 2020

Cyber-physical system developed to improve agriculture production

Researchers are developing a cyber-physical system (CPS) that improves agriculture production by constantly monitoring fields at near single-plant resolution, predicts productivity and helps farmers manage their water and fertilizer use.

By Mike Krapfl
AI and Machine Learning July 15, 2020

Big Data can optimize COVID-19 testing

University of Michigan researchers are designing a cloud-based system that will analyze infection and testing supply chain data to better organize the logistics of COVID-19 testing.

By Gabe Cherry
AI and Machine Learning June 19, 2020

Four major trends for AI and robotics

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have the ability to move forward in manufacturing thanks to advances in machine learning, better decision-making and increased efficiency.

By Control Engineering Europe
AI and Machine Learning June 12, 2020

Engineers develop methods for AI bottlenecks with machine-learning algorithms

Researchers at Rice University present energy-saving designs for data-intensive computer processing with machine-learning algorithms that can improve energy efficiency.

By Mike Williams
AI and Machine Learning June 10, 2020

Engineers put thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT engineers have designed a brain-on-a-chip made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors, which could enhance the develop of portable AI devices.

By Jennifer Chu
AI and Machine Learning June 5, 2020

Cloud efficiency platform developed for databases

A Purdue University data science and machine learning professor has developed OPTIMUSCLOUD, which is designed to give cloud efficiency to organizations and users for data-intensive situations like the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Chris Adam
AI and Machine Learning May 22, 2020

Digital twins could reduce nuclear energy costs

University of Michigan researchers are leading a project to develop virtual copies of nuclear reactors with digital twins, which could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.

By Kate McAlpine
AI and Machine Learning May 21, 2020

Big Data, machine learning used to design gas separation membranes

Researchers have developed a method that combines Big Data and machine learning to selectively design gas-filtering polymer membranes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the next generation of batteries.

By Holly Evarts
AI and Machine Learning May 13, 2020

Hardware developed for improved artificial intelligence

Purdue University engineers have created hardware that can learn skills using a type of AI currently running on software platforms.

By Kayla Wiles
AI and Machine Learning April 24, 2020

Reducing AI’s carbon footprint

MIT researchers have developed an automated AI system for training and running certain neural networks that also cuts down the pounds of carbon emissions involved.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning April 20, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 13-19, 2020

Article about COVID-19 impacts, robotics and bluetooth smart phone signals helping fight the coronavirus pandemic and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 13-19, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
AI and Machine Learning April 17, 2020

Machine learning model quantifies quarantine measures on COVID-19’s spread

A machine learning algorithm developed by MIT researchers combines data from COVID-19’s spread with a neural network to assess the impact of quarantine measures and predict when infections will slow down in each country.

By Mary Beth Gallagher
AI and Machine Learning March 18, 2020

Bioscience company offers free coronavirus test kits to researchers

University of Michigan startup Arbor Biosciences is providing free kits to capture the genetic code of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to better understand how the disease became infectious and prevent future outbreaks.

By Kate McAlpine
AI and Machine Learning March 15, 2020

Doing machine learning the right way

MIT Professor Aleksander Madry strives to build machine-learning models that are more reliable, understandable and robust.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning February 23, 2020

Getting on board with AI technology

It is becoming a reality that artificial intelligence (AI) are starting to change the traditional role of the control engineer. There are some benefits, but there also potential barriers to its adoption in the industrial environment.

By Suzanne Gill
AI and Machine Learning February 9, 2020

Making 3D printing smarter with machine learning

Researchers at USC are making 3D printing software by using artificial intelligence and machine learning to reduce error, which will benefit manufacturers and medical device companies.

By Greta Harrison
AI and Machine Learning January 27, 2020

University experts join AI research collaboration

Four experts in diverse aspects of artificial intelligence have joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC), which is looking to expand AI and machine learning research.

By Mary L. Martialay
AI and Machine Learning January 14, 2020

Cultivating robotics and AI for sustainable agriculture

Technology advances ranging from better autonomous vehicles to smarter machines will help relieve the effects of an aging agricultural workforce and a shrinking supply of workers.

By Tanya M. Anandan
AI and Machine Learning January 3, 2020

Leveraging augmented reality wearables on the plant floor

Augmented reality (AR) wearable technology can provide workers and companies real-time information about conditions on the plant floor to make everyone safer.

By AIA
AI and Machine Learning December 20, 2019

Using 3-D printers to trap cancer cells for early detection

Georgia Tech researchers are using 3-D printers to trap cancer cells, which could advance the goal of personalized cancer treatment by allowing rapid and low-cost separation of tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream.

By John Toon
AI and Machine Learning December 7, 2019

Algorithm developed to train AI to avoid bad behaviors

A team led by researchers at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed an algorithm that could help robots, self-driving cars and other intelligent machines safeguard against undesirable outcomes like racial and gender bias.

By Tom Abate
AI and Machine Learning December 6, 2019

Researchers making autonomous systems safer for challenging applications

A researcher at the University of Wisconsin is developing better control algorithms for autonomous systems that provide safety guarantees while maintaining those systems’ performance.

By Adam Malecek
AI and Machine Learning December 5, 2019

Helping machines perceive some laws of physics

MIT researchers have designed a model that demonstrates an understanding of some basic “intuitive physics” about how objects should behave, which could improve artificial intelligence.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning November 14, 2019

Model developed to help autonomous vehicles navigate traffic safely

MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a model designed to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic when the view is obstructed.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning November 8, 2019

Artificial intelligence in construction can improve productivity

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the construction industry, which has the lowest productivity rate of any manufacturing industry.

By Deana Totzke
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2019

Improving emergency response operations with adaptive learning and robots

Researchers are working to accelerate the use of new technologies in emergency response by developing an adaptive mixed-reality learning platform designed to help first responders to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

By Alexandra Salazar
AI and Machine Learning October 26, 2019

Framework developed to make AI more transparent without sacrificing performance

North Carolina State University researchers are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind artificial intelligence (AI) decisions, which would improve transparency and move away from black box systems.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning October 23, 2019

Researchers discover method of calculating interactions between metal and alloy metal

University of Michigan researcher are using machine learning algorithms for alloy design to predict how they will behave when mixed together, which could accelerate the search for better alloys that could be used in turbine engines and nuclear reactors.

By Kate McAlpine
AI and Machine Learning October 20, 2019

Teaching supercomputers to work smarter, not harder

A University of Michigan aerospace engineer is working on high-fidelity simulations for an experimental propulsion system called a rotating detonation engine, which could help supercomputers better simulate complex physics as well as create more efficient aircraft engines.

By Gabe Cherry
AI and Machine Learning October 10, 2019

Improving automation safety with self-taught industrial machines, robots

Future automation safety will involve machines that learn. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) advances can prompt robots and other industrial machinery to learn from a massive pool of safety-related data to make today’s manufacturing applications safer than they’ve ever been.

By Tina Hull
AI and Machine Learning October 5, 2019

Decode hybrid AI system potential

New artificial intelligence (AI) software will contribute to the creation of more competitive sensor systems. Using ambient intelligence and a mix of AI tools will advance AI technology effectiveness. Hybrid AI can help with automation, manufacturing and robotics.

By Ashish Khushu
AI and Machine Learning September 29, 2019

Machine learning model finds metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Duke University electrical engineers are using machine learning to design dielectric metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation, which could create new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.

By Ken Kingery
AI and Machine Learning September 25, 2019

Prolonging power plant life through artificial intelligence

A West Virginia University chemical engineer is tapping into artificial intelligence (AI) to prolong the lives of power plant boilers.

By Jake Stump
AI and Machine Learning September 21, 2019

Algorithms developed to improve collaborative behavior in robots

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed two new algorithms that can infer the topology of a network by observing the behavior of the individual nodes (such as neurons) in real time, which could help improve swarm robotics, which use collaborative manipulation to work together.

By Emily Ayshford
AI and Machine Learning September 8, 2019

Four steps to succeed with the artificial intelligence of things

The artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) is creating great value for manufacturers and other companies by combining the internet and AI.

By Jane Howell
AI and Machine Learning August 23, 2019

Machine learning used to determine warehouse ergonomics for worker safety

Researchers at the University of Washington used machine learning to develop a system that monitors factory and warehouse workers and tell them, in real time, how risky their behaviors are.

By Sarah McQuate
AI and Machine Learning August 21, 2019

Combining vision technology and collaborative robots for safer work environments

Safety is paramount with collaborative robots and they can be made safer with machine vision and artificial intelligence technology.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
AI and Machine Learning August 21, 2019

Five steps to implement AI on the factory floor

Companies should be looking to benefit from the potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence and edge computing for business success and competitive advantage.

By Tim Foreman
AI and Machine Learning June 28, 2019

Drag-and-drop data analytics using machine learning

MIT researchers have developed a system that lets nonspecialists use machine-learning (ML) models to make predictions for medical research, sales, and more.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning June 12, 2019

Neural network chip developed to use light instead of electricity

MIT researchers have developed a photonic chip that uses light instead of electricity and is process massive neural networks more efficiently.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning May 30, 2019

Refineries need machine learning to improve operations

Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts.

By Michael Risse
AI and Machine Learning May 29, 2019

Framework developed to help deep neural network performance

North Carolina State University researchers have developed AOGNets, a framework for building deep neural networks that uses a compositional grammar approach to extract useful information from raw data.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning May 27, 2019

Bringing human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles

MIT researchers have developed an autonomous control system that “learns” the steering patterns of human drivers as they navigate roads in a small area, using only data from video camera feeds and a simple GPS-like map. See video.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning May 23, 2019

Agreement signed to develop AI accelerator for prototyping and research

The MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator, will conduct fundamental research directed at rapid deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in operations, data management, cybersecurity, and vehicle safety.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning May 19, 2019

Framework improves continual learning for artificial intelligence

North Carolina State researchers have developed a framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to become better at performing previous tasks by learning from its prior actions.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning May 10, 2019

Researchers receive grant to research data mining for software decision making

Texas A&M University researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to research data mining to optimize decision making in the software brain.

By Savanna Hoover
AI and Machine Learning May 7, 2019

Technique developed to reduce training time for deep learning networks

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a technique that reduces training time for deep learning networks without sacrificing accuracy.

By Matt Shipman
AI and Machine Learning May 4, 2019

Deep learning helps researchers understand new 2-D materials being discovered

Rice University engineers have developed faster techniques to model atom-flat materials for bottom-up design.

By Mike Williams
AI and Machine Learning April 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence used to accurately predict battery life

Researchers have developed a battery testing technique that could help bring new designs to the market more quickly and enable more efficient batteries for electric vehicles and other applications.

By Mark Golden
AI and Machine Learning April 10, 2019

Machine-learning algorithms used to make agriculture taste better

MIT researchers have developed a method using machine learning to reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features.

By Anne Trafton
AI and Machine Learning April 10, 2019

Benefits of AI and machine learning for automation safety systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can use the information from robots and machines to help improve safety standards by learning what was done in the past and applying it to future situations.

By Chris Vavra
AI and Machine Learning March 22, 2019

Algorithm developed to improve machine-learning models

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2019

Hannover Messe focuses on AI, machine learning

Hannover Messe 2019 will focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning impact manufacturing.

By Bob Vavra
AI and Machine Learning January 28, 2019

Model developed to identify artificial intelligence blind spots

Researchers at MIT and Microsoft have developed a model that identifies instances when autonomous systems have learned from examples that may cause dangerous errors in the real world.

By Rob Matheson
AI and Machine Learning January 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence algorithms developed to find engineering materials

Researchers at Stanford University are leveraging machine learning to help find engineering materials more efficiently.

By Andrew Myers
AI and Machine Learning November 19, 2018

Energy-efficient memory developed to spur new computer applications

Researchers at Stanford University have developed spin-orbit torque technology designed for data-intensive computing applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML).

By Andrew Myers
AI and Machine Learning November 2, 2018

Intrinsyc partners with Pioneer-Standard

Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Cleveland, O.— Intrinsyc and Pioneer-Standard Electronics announced Feb. 9 that they're collaborating to provide integration services and software/hardware solutions that will advance customers' development of Internet devices and information appliances based on Intel's StrongARM microprocessor.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 2, 2018

Expanding boundaries of 3D visualization

Huntsville, Ala.— When used with Elumen's (Cary, N.C.) VisionStation, Intergraph's SmartPlant Review 4.2.1 displays 3D models with a full color, 180-degree field of vision for virtual dynamic walkthroughs and design reviews. SmartPlant designs, viewed using VisionStation, help users navigate, review, and manipulate engineering design, construction, retrofit, and maintenance displays as l...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 18, 2018

Contract entered for deepwater Gulf of Mexico project

Oceaneering announced it entered into a contract with Subsea 7 to supply an umbilical and flying leads for Shell's deepwater Vito development in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

By Oceaneering
AI and Machine Learning July 1, 2014

Yaskawa America launches enhanced website

Improved navigation and an enhanced search engine are featured on the site.

By Yaskawa America
AI and Machine Learning October 29, 2012

Tech industry added 100,000 jobs in first half of 2012

TechAmerica Foundation's report indicated a net gain of 100,000 jobs in the high-tech industry in the first half of 2012, a 1.7 percent gain. Three of the four sectors included in the report showed employment growth.

By TechAmerica
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2010

Industrial monitors for harsh environments

Allen-Bradley 1200M, 1500M, 1700M, and 1900M industrial monitors are designed for harsh manufacturing settings, the company says. The new monitors are said to integrate seamlessly with any Rockwell Automation non-display industrial computer to create a visualization, maintenance, control, or information computing solution.

AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2009

ISA100.11a wireless deployment demonstration

The Arkema Chemical plant in Crosby, TX, is the site of a multi-vendor wireless field-device installation using ISA100.11a devices and networking infrastructure. This video shows how the system was configured and installed in this brownfield installation under the guidance of the ISA100.11a Wireless Compliance Institute.

AI and Machine Learning November 4, 2009

VFD cables reduce EMI 

Cables minimize capacitance, improve common mode current containment. 

By Peter Welander
AI and Machine Learning May 1, 2009

Corporate fraud on the rise with market slowdown

The tough economic climate has negatively impacted just about every business sector, from real estate to retail, and services to manufacturing. Unfortunately, the lackluster market simultaneously also is stimulating growth of another disheartening trend: corporate fraud. Over the past year, fraud has grown in depth and breadth, becoming more widespread, and increasing in volume and value.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 1, 2009

Engineering in Balance – 2009-04-01

Engineering in balance - read more comics.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 23, 2009

Whitepaper – Low-impact Technology for Highly-effective Control System Security

If you have difficulty seeing the registration form, please click here.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2009

High-accuracy RTD thermometers

Wahl Instruments introduces its DST500 temperature indicator, and the DSX500 transmitter thermometers. These new digital RTD (resistance temperature device) thermometers use high precision measurement technology and feature a 1 in. high LCD numerals for long-distance readability. Available in a variety of standard and custom-built probe configurations, the design includes a MIG standard tapered...

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2009

Comm module transmits up to 100 m

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has introduced ADAM-5202, a 2-ring AMONet module with up to 128 communication slaves and support of distance communication up to 100 meters. It has an operating temperature range of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 140 °F) and a surge protection of 10 kV. The transmission speed supports 2.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 3, 2008

The Secret Behind Wide Temperature Technology

Industrial applications are often associated with harsh, demanding environments. Facilities and key computing equipment may be located at remote sites where there is little or no protection from severe weather conditions. Computers that are not designed to tolerate harsh conditions face significant limitations in how they can be used in industrial applications. Typical industrial standards call for an operating temperature range of 0 to 40°C.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2008

Rugged USB 2.0 cables, connectors

Part of the USBField product line from Amphenol, new USB 2.0 connections for harsh environments feature mechanical strength and need no tools. The locking system uses a screw thread and incorporates an anti-uncoupling system to provide high levels of resistance to vibration and impact Sheaths are reinforced with double shielding and are self-extinguishing and halogen-free (UL94-V0).

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 26, 2008

Corporate governance: ITIL gets the nod for IT service management

IT professionals say they’d find value in having a tool to support their corporate governance requirements. Of those recently surveyed, 82 percent say governance has gained importance in the past three years, with the majority saying they would find value in using IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes to manage compliance.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 21, 2008

How To Guide for Most Common Measurements by National Instruments

The National Instruments “How-To Guide for Most Common Measurements” is a centralized resource for obtaining information about making common sensor and signal measurements. Each of the following sections covers the operating principle for the corresponding signal/sensor and offers guidance on how to make that measurement. The purpose of this document is to help you get to your measurements quickly. If you would like to read the more detailed theory behind these measurements, visit the NI Sensor

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 15, 2008

Listen in exclusives: Wonderware launches innovator program; Kepware helps Wonderware

Read and hear more about each development from interviews conducted in advance of the July 15 and 16 announcements.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 28, 2008

Supply chain visibility: Shipbuilder picks IFS Applications to manage growth

Austal USA has chosen to implement IFS Applications, a fully integrated enterprise software system, to support its growing ship manufacturing business.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 19, 2008

IT outsourcing: HP and Unilever extend global technology management contract

Hewlett-Packard and Unilever have signed a seven-year extension to an outsourcing agreement under which HP is managing Unilever’s global technology infrastructure. Terms of the $675-million extension call for HP to provide an infrastructure designed to quickly adapt to the changing needs of Unilever's business.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 11, 2008

Compliance management: IBM launches warehouse for organizing regulatory content

IBM has launched Compliance Warehouse for Legal Control, an integrated offering that is claimed to combine software, hardware, and services to enable organizations with multiple legal and compliance mandates to reduce cost, complexity, and risk.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 2008

Combustible gas detector

The IR5000 open path hydrocarbon gas detector from General Monitors features an expanded distance range of 130 m, providing increased versatility in an open path gas detection system. Accurate single gas detection beam technology improves accuracy, reduces drift, and raises immunity to false alarms.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 8, 2008

Discrete industries: Developing economies drive increased demand for automation

Implementation of new automation products should show robust growth.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 27, 2007

Machine Integration: California seminars to demystify designing with configurable components

Misumi USA plans to conduct two Configuration Technical Seminars in February. The identical seminars, one of which is to take place at the Hilton Concord Hotel in the San Francisco Bay area of California on Feb. 5, 2008, and the other at the Crowne Plaza San Jose/Silicon Valley in Milpitas on Feb. 6, 2008, are entitled “Designing a better machine faster with the configurable component." Both will start at 11 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 18, 2007

Touchscreens with sunlight readability: Line of 5.7-in. QVGA TFT modules

Tempe, AZ — Phoenix Display International Inc. (PDI) has released a line of sunlight-readable 5.7-inch TFTs with QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution. The sunlight-readable 5.7 in. QVTA TFT module provides improved contrast, color saturation, and response time over CSTN products. PDI also offers 5.7 in. QVGA as a standard transmissive module with or without a touchscreen.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 16, 2007

Grading performance: SaaS-based Emptoris 7 offers new supplier management capabilities

While acknowledging the SaaS model has become an attractive selling point for e-sourcing solutions, Emptoris CEO Avner Schneur is more excited about the new supplier performance management capabilities the company's new SaaS-based platform offers.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2007

The key to worry-free compliance is a nonfinancial e-business audit

Today, an e-business audit can have greater impact on a company than a financial audit. So says nuBridges, which researches changes in legislation that effect e-business. nuBridges also develops solutions that meet and exceed mandates across the retail, manufacturing, health-care, and financial services industries.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2007

Micro Switch celebrates 75 years of sensors

Spotlighting longevity, durability and impact on the industry, Honeywell celebrated the 75th anniversary of its Micro Switch technology with a gathering of employees, executives and media at its facility in Freeport, IL. The day included a historical review of sensors and switches and tours of production facilities.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 26, 2007

RFID reader interoperability just got easier

A new RFID software tool kit supports EPCglobal’s new Low Level Reader Protocol standard.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 4, 2007

Flextronics to acquire med-device maker Avail

The buy will establish Flextronics as a supplier and partner for the medical industry.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2007

Low-cost USB digital multimeter

Keithley Instruments’ model 2100 6½-digital USB digital multimeter is a high precision, low-cost USB-based instrument ideal for a wide range of production test, burn-in, and manual and semi-automatic R&D applications in bench, portable, or small system measurement configurations. It features precision 10 V dc accuracy of 39 ppm, 6½-digit resolution at a measurement rate of 5...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2007

Mini imager bar reads tiny codes for component tracking

A new mini imager features 3-megapixel imaging to extend bar code imaging technology to the highest resolution available for data tracking. Microscan Systems launches the Quadrus MINI 3, claimed to be the world’s only mini imager able to decode tiny, high density codes of less than 3 mil. The manufacturers in printed circuit board assembly and semiconductors require ever smaller parts and...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 30, 2007

Unisys expands open-source portfolio via JasperSoft BI agreement

Unisys will deliver JasperSoft-certified business intelligence (BI) consulting services to organizations looking for professional reporting and data analysis functionality, giving users a full range of BI capabilities. The JasperSoft business intelligence suite delivers production reporting, interactive reporting, data analysis, and data integration.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 30, 2007

Partnership yields optimal media theft protection

Besides cutting down on theft,  new technology from NXP Semiconductors and Kestrel Wireless will aid in cheaper, simpler, “greener” packaging and retail display.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 1, 2007

Ratio thermometer measures through obstructions

Ratio thermometer from E Instruments Group is monochromatic, allowing it to make accurate measurements through glass, vapor, particles, and other obstructions. IRtec Rayomatic 100 has accuracy of ±0.75% and response time of 38ms. Thermometer features both analog and digital outputs through the same 4-20mA two-wire current loop and adjustable emissivity, temperature span, and response ...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 5, 2007

Wireless: Single tool for ZigBee commissioning, maintenance

Atalum Wireless S.A announced the market launch of GREENtool 1.5, a single tool to both commission and maintain ZigBee networks. 

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 9, 2007

Enhanced connection capabilities

Expanded line of Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1489 circuit breakers from Rockwell Automation helps meet circuit protection through enhanced connection capabilities and easier product installation.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 1, 2007

Hardened resistive touchscreens withstand impact

Christensen Display Products Family of industrial displays feature a hardened resistive touchscreen technology option with a thin glass film bonded to the front user surface to provide protection against surface wear. A layer of hardened backing adds strength to protect from frontal impacts. New models are interchangeable with existing units with no need for hardware or software interface changes.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2007

New IEEE-USA leader: U.S. must act now to keep high-tech jobs

The United States must act now to improve its competitiveness and prevent the loss of high-tech jobs, says IEEE-USA’s incoming president John W. Meredith, P.E. Meredith, a product development engineer with Agilent Technologies, says the engineering profession “is in a continuing struggle to deal with the effects of global competition.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 19, 2007

RoHS-compliant cords for electronics applications

RoHS-compliant Koiled Kords from Whitney Blake Co. come in light, medium, and heavy-duty selections for applications in the electronics industry.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 15, 2007

Mercury vapor monitoring

Jerome 471 ultra low-level mercury vapor analyzer from Arizona Instrument LLC detects, measures, and reports levels of mercury vapor for environmental and industrial spill and clean-up level assessment.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 8, 2007

Cordsets meet open wiring specs

M12 eurofast cordsets from Turck protect against abrasion, cuts, water, oil, and impact and are suited for automotive stamping plant and welding environments.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2007

Product design: ZigBee specification, platforms released to all

ZigBee 2006 specification and the first four platforms supporting this wireless technology standard are now available to the public, according to the ZigBee Alliance. The organization released the latest specification to members in September. The move brings to 34 the total number of ZigBee compliant platforms OEMs can use to develop product designs.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2007

Portable, multifunctional gas analyzer

GreenLine 8000 portable gas analyzer from E Instruments Group LLC is a multifunctional unit said to meet most environmental monitoring needs.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2006

Correction – 2006-12-01

A Control Engineering news story “Small, remote-controlled robot searches to destroy explosives” (CE, September, p.38) should have said that the Technical Solutions Group is a sector of Applied Marine Technology Inc. (AMTI). www.amti.net

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 13, 2006

Metal keyboard has integrated trackball

QVP metal keyboard with integrated trackball from MGR Industries is designed to withstand heavy use, abuse, harsh weather, and environments where fluids are common.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 3, 2006

Study results: Law could open door to foreign high-tech workers

Washington, DC— Legislation pending before the U.S. Congress "would admit foreign computing and engineering workers in numbers much greater than historical trends or casual assumptions about future employment levels," a recent study shows. The research was commissioned by IEEE-USA and conducted by Georgetown University . The August report from Georgetown's Institute for the Study of International Migration concluded that the estimated number of new high-tech visas available under the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006" (S.2611) over the next 10 years could be 1.88 million.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 21, 2006

High-accuracy signal and pressure calibrator

The MicroCal PM 200 from E-Instruments is portable and housed in a protective case for use in plant environments. New portable process pressure calibrator from E-Instruments aims at supporting instrumentation engineers and quality managers with instrumentation in the lab and field. The MicroCal PM200 reports extremely high accuracy of The PM200 offers many useful features and capabilities: • • • • • • • • Control Engineering Daily News Desk Peter Welander , process industries editor.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 14, 2006

Free direct digital synthesis IC evaluation tool

A Analog Devices Inc . aims to simplify the task of selecting, evaluating, and implementing direct digital synthesis (DDS) semiconductors for applications such as test and measurement equipment, and wireless and satellite communications. Using parametric data to mathematically model the general behavior of a selected DDS IC, the free tool allows designers to enter the desired operating conditions, evaluate the quality of the circuit's sine wave, and view the resulting harmonic images.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 4, 2006

Resistive touchscreen monitors

Two 15-in. touchscreen monitors from Planar are said to deliver a lower price-point for a variety of applications. PT1520MU features a sturdy deskstand that allows the monitor to be tilted from 0 to 90°.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 3, 2006

Modular operator panel

Automation Panel 800 is equipped with a 15-in. XGA display with touchscreen and includes individual expansions for function keys, electromechanical keys, and the E-stop function.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 3, 2006

IR cameras for demanding use

Ti50 and Ti55 FlexCam thermal imagers are said to offer 320 x 240 pixel resolution, leading thermal sensitivity, and a 5-in.-high, bright LCD.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 30, 2006

Formula helps with indoor enclosure cooling

Selecting the proper air conditioner for an indoor industrial enclosure is not necessarily difficult, but requires some basic information about operating conditions, according to ITS Enclosures . For indoor uninsulated metal enclosures, the following formula may be used to estimate cooling needs. BTU/hr = ( Watts x 3.413) + (1.25 x area in ft sq x DT) Watts is the total heat load inside the enclosure (sum of all heat-producing equipment). Area is the total exposed surface area of the enclosure in square feet. DT is the difference in temperature between the maximum expected degrees F temperature outside the enclosure and maximum desired temperature in degrees F temperature inside the enclosure. ITS Enclosures offers the Proair Series CR air conditioners with NEMA 12 approval on all models; CE certification; and a unique condensate management system evaporates moisture from the enclosure and eliminates drain tubes, buckets, and wet floors. The series is functionally tested and uses environmentally safe refrigerant.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 2, 2006

Train Departing: Control & Visualization

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By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 29, 2006

Handheld refractometers

RFH Series refractometers are said to require only a few drops of solution to take a measurement and feature user-friendly operation.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 16, 2006

Light-touch keypads receive UL approval

Phoenix, AZ —SlimTouch keypad products from White Electronic Designs Corp. now carry the UL mark of approval from Underwriters Laboratories. The keypads reportedly are designed to create the light touch of capacitive touch switches at a fraction of the cost. SlimTouch keypads from White Electronic Designs Corp., said to simulate the experience of a capacitive touch switch, now carry UL approval.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 16, 2006

Merger will create ‘leading provider’ of lab products, services

Waltham, MA and Hampton, NH —The merger of Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific International Inc. will reportedly create “the leading provider of laboratory products and services in the high-growth life, laboratory, and health sciences industry.” A joint announcement made by the companies last week said both boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the companies in a tax-free, stock-for-stock exchange. The new company will be called Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 11, 2006

Schott boosts capacity for display glass manufacturing

Schott is expanding its production of glass tubing for display screen backlights.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 24, 2006

Documenting process calibrator

MicroCal 20 documenting process calibrator is designed to ensure that measuring and test equipment are compliant with quality calibration standards.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 23, 2006

Wildcard Homepage Tech Tip

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By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 20, 2006

Miniature transceiver

XE900SX10 miniature surface-mount, 900-MHz transceiver adds wireless communications to any OEM system for machine-to-machine applications.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 9, 2006

GDS expands China presence with new display facility

Global Display Solutions Ltd . (GDS), a designer and manufacturer of industrial displays, is opening a new facility in China early this year. Plant is the latest move in GDS’s global restructuring, manufacturing, and business development investment to support its accounts and growth in China. GDS (Suzhou) is in Wujain Fenhu Economic Development Zone on the Shanghai border.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2006

Recovery from refinery fire

Scottsdale, AZ — Giant Industries Inc. experienced a fire at its 62,000-barrel-per-day Yorktown, VA, refinery in late November 2005, with most damage impacting the gas plant supporting the fluid catalytic cracker, and also affecting other units’ piping and instrumentation cables. Property insurance, with a $1 million deductible, together with business interruption insurance was expected to cover much of the repair cost and commercial impacts The company plans a two-phase restoration to be completed by the end of first-quarter 2006, operating about 40,000 barrels daily until then.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 18, 2006

Pharma-biotech capex expected to exceed $13 Billion in 2006

Houston, TX —According to Industrial Information Resources, Inc. , other problems in the pharma-biotech industry haven’t deterred its capital investment. It now has nearly 300 capital projects in North America that are slated to start construction this year—in the aggregate it totals over $13 billion. Major projects are no longer limited to big pharmaceutical companies as the biotechnology sector is on a growth trajectory.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 16, 2005

Air Products starts up new Chinese oxygen facility for steel plants

Lehigh Valley, PA —Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has brought a new air-separation plant online in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China, supplying oxygen, via pipeline, to Guo Feng Steel (part of the Xinfeng Group) and nearby Fufeng Steel. Moreover, the plant produces 300 metric tons/day of liquid products to support other customers in that area of northern China, further expanding product capacity to meet the region’s growing liquid-product demand. Air Products has been supplying liquid oxygen to the Xinfeng Group since 1999.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 14, 2005

ABB to sell training unit

Norwalk, CT — In first-quarter 2006, according to BusinessWire, ABB will sell its Houston, TX-based Operator Training Simulation business (OTS) to Societe de Realisations en Systemique Industrielle (RSI) , a subsidiary of IFP Investments. “We will continue offering operator training simulation systems to the marketplace as part of ABB’s more comprehensive industrial-automation portfolio,” said Roger Bailey, vice president of ABB and head of its North American Process Automation unit. We believe we can best meet our customers' unique needs by partnering with companies such as RSI.” “We are excited about our acquisition of ABB’s OTS as it strengthens RSI’s leading position in the operator-training-and-simulation market,” said Philippe Vacher, RSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “RSI is committed to provide ABB customers with outstanding service support worldwide.” RSI provides simulation products and services including operator training simulation to the oil-and-gas, hydrocarbon processing, and petrochemical industries.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 8, 2005

Technology reduces display ‘squint factor’

A new technology is helping reduce “squint factor,” the problem of viewing monitors exposed to high ambient light conditions. V-Bond from VarTech Systems is a solid, transparent bond that optically couples the front cover glass or touchscreen directly to the face of a display, all but eliminating the reflection from the two internal layer interfaces. The technology is said to make degradation of monitor displays from poor lighting conditions a problem of the past. The material reduces reflective loss by two-thirds, compared to a separate cover glass, with no special treatment to the outer surface.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2005

Hands-free belt clip

Belt clip lets an operator attach any hand-held box to the clip for hands-free operation by simply drilling two holes. Clip is made of ABS plastic with a UL94-HB flammability rating. Standard colors are black or light gray; other colors and modifications available on request. Compact, ergonomically designed device is 1.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 24, 2005

Single gas monitor

GasBadge Plus provides low-cost personal protection from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, oxygen, nitrogen dioxide, or sulfur dioxide.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 17, 2005

Ultrasonic sensors for harsh duty

U-Gage line of ultrasonic sensors now includes chemically resistant models. Chemical protection is achieved from a factory-installed Teflon flange and film coating bonded over the sensor transducer to seal against gases and vapors.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 3, 2005

Resistivity/resistance meter

Ohm-Stat RT-500 resistivity/resistance meter reportedly offers many benefits of a high-end device such as the Ohm-Stat RT-1000 but at lower cost.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 4, 2005

The Four-Fold Method of Noise and Vibration Control

Efforts to control noise and vibration ina wide range of mechanisms and devicesinevitably require the use of passiveacoustical materials. To achieve the greatestperformance per dollar requires notonly the correct choice of materials, butalso an understanding of how they work,and of how and where to install them.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 4, 2005

Exclusive: slimmer, faster wafer reader

In-Sight 1721 wafer ID reader, available in September, tracks semiconductor wafers through the manufacturing process.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 27, 2005

Displays for outdoor applications

Sunlight-readable display solutions that address outdoor monitor needs include traditional passive backlight options, transflective displays that reflect ambient light out of the display, and a hybrid solution that combines transflective and passive enhancements.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 14, 2005

Omron helps sponsor RFID Research Center at University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AK—Omron Electronics LLC reports that it’s a sponsoring member of the newly opened Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Research Center at the University of Arkansas.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 21, 2005

Fluke introduces instrument calibration, repair plan

A comprehensive calibration and support plan for test and measurement equipment is now available from Fluke Corp.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 14, 2005

Batch software addresses specific regulatory requirements

Rockwell Automation has announced enhancements to modules within its batch processing software, RSBizWare Batch.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 22, 2005

Varian sells electronics manufacturing business to Jabil

Palo Alto, CA—To better concentrate on its core technologies and repurchase shares, Varian Inc. reports that it has sold its electronics manufacturing business to Jabil Circuit Inc. for $195 million, pending a post-closing working capital adjustment.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 2005

3-way, high-pressure ball valves

HCV 3-way high-pressure steel ball valves come standard with through-mounting holes on all sizes through 1 in. and are available with SAE, NPT, or BSPP thread configurations from ¼ in. to 1½ in. Valves are designed for a wide range of applications, including mobile plant and industrial equipment.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 10, 2005

More PC/104 serial cards

PC/104 line expands to include four new serial cards designed for wide temperature operation for the industrial, transportation, COTS, and medical markets.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 10, 2005

In-line safety switch auto-calibrates

Intellipoint SXRNT Series RF admittance point level switch conforms to IEC 61508-2, Sec. 7, 4, 3, 1 1999 FMEDA standards for Safety Integrity Level instrumentation (SIL).

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 6, 2005

Increasing Plant Floor Security Today by Rockwell Automation

The move from proprietary to open standards communication technology, the increasing need for information driven by e-Commerce, supply chain management, Internet connectivity, more, more, more, faster, faster, faster……but is the data secure?

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2005

Flat-panel monitor has 1,280 x 1,024 resolution

Advantech Corp. reports that its Industrial Automation Group's FPM-3170 17-inch Color SXGA TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor supports resolutions up to 1,280 x 1,024 pixels, while its multi-scan function supports SXGA, XGA, VGA, and VGA text-mode settings. FPM-3170 provides 250 cd/m2 luminance, and it also has auto-recognition of input signals from VGA, DVI-D, Video and S-Video.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2005

Software adds design analysis abilities

Cosmos 2005 software is the upgrade of SolidWorks' advanced design analysis capabilities, such as non-linear analysis and drop testing. Cosmos 2005 consists of CosmosWorks, CosmosFloWorks, and CosmosMotion, and features more than 100 user-driven enhancements, such as updated interfaces, simplified analysis processes, and tighter integration with SolidWorks 3-D mechanical design software.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2005

Woodhead launches Ultra-Lock system for fast, failsafe connections

Woodhead Industries Inc. reports that it has expanded its Brad Harrison family with a new Ultra-Lock connector system, a new series of distribution boxes and cordsets based on an innovative "push-to-lock" operating principle. Users simply push down to connect Ultra-Lock components, and pull up to disconnect them.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 17, 2004

Circor to buy remaining 40% of joint venture in China

Burlington, MA—Circor International Inc. recently agreed to acquire the remaining 40% interest in its Chinese joint venture, Suzhou KF Valve Co. Ltd. (SKVC) for $6.75 million from its partner, Suzhou Valve Factory.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 7, 2004

Corner Speed Control on Vector Moves by Galil

Linear interpolation and circular interpolation applications may call for a slow down around corners with a small radius or discontinuities in the vector path. There are two methods to achieve this slow down. The first is to have the user/application on host perform the path and generate a local speed to each vector segment.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 7, 2004

Backlash Compensation Methods by Galil

This paper is an abstract for the “Backlash Compensation Methods” on-line tutorial. The complete tutorial with audio can be viewed at: http://www.galilmc.com/training/webconf.html.  This course discusses the subject of backlash and offers some methods for compensation.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 6, 2004

Small-sized gas chromatograph

MicroSAM on-line process gas chromatograph features miniature size, valveless live injection with software-adjustable injection volume, maintenance-free column switching and electronic pressure control, and accurate measurement results by multiple parallel micro-detectors.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 22, 2004

Single, double-pole switches

JD Series Keylock switches feature maximum current rating with resistive load of 4 A at 125 V ac or 2 A at 250 V ac.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 18, 2004

Measurement science focus of upcoming conference

Seminars, workshops, and tutorials are all on the agenda for the upcoming Measurement Science Conference scheduled for Jan. 17-21, 2005, in Anaheim, CA.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 11, 2004

CMM uses vision solution

Actiris350 coordinate measurement machine (CMM) is a multi-purpose quality control system used to check dimensional and geometric accuracy on a range of parts.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2004

Thermo Electron purchases InnaPhase

Thermo Electron Corp. recently completed its acquisition of InnaPhase Corp. for approximately $65 million in cash, subject to a post-closing adjustment. InnaPhase's more than 100 employees supply laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, and expects revenues of approximately $26 million in 2004.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 6, 2004

Connector in metal housing

Metal Max connector encapsulates an RJ45 connector in a new metal housing.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 23, 2004

Handheld calibrators

UniCal Series handheld calibrators meet the needs of instrumentation engineers and quality managers in laboratory and fieldwork.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 3, 2004

Advantech releases 17-in, flat-panel monitor

Cincinnati, OH—Advantech Corp. reports that its Industrial Automation Group has released a 17-inch, color SXGA, TFT LCD, flat-panel monitor, FPM-3170, designed for industrial applications.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 1, 2004

Metso plans layoffs, outsourcings

Metso Corp. reports that it's planning to layoff or outsource as many as 1,300 employees at its Metso Paper division's Nordic and North American operations to reduce expenses and regain profitability. Approximately half of the job cuts will consist of layoffs, while the other half will include outsourcing and "actions comparable to outsourcing.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 31, 2004

Multi-component gas analyzer

Nicolet Antaris IGS FT-IR multi-component gas analyzer provides research-grade performance, speed, and sensitivity in a package designed for industrial environments and many industry-specific gas analysis needs.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 24, 2004

Hannover Fair: Safety transmitter for pressure

2600T safety transmitter is SIL2 certified according to IEC 61508 and TÜV approved.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 1, 2004

Non-contact transfer for pick-and-place

Picking and placing parts has been common in pneumatics for many years. Devices typically apply one of two principles to do the picking: Venturi or Bernoulli. A vacuum generator based on the Venturi principle creates a low pressure in a suction cup. The difference between the low pressure created by the Venturi and atmospheric pressure presses the part into the suction cup.

By Phil O'Neill
AI and Machine Learning April 1, 2004

Production software solutions

Business.Flex PKS suite of software solutions delivers production performance improvements for process industries. Release 130 unifies business goals and production automation to improve decision-making and execution, helping users achieve more reliable operations and increased manufacturing flexibility and business optimization.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 30, 2004

Technolgy Update from Invensys Foxboro Replacing the Aging Process Automation System: Finding the Best Option

Today, for a variety of reasons, tremendous pressures are building that will require plant managers to update their aging automation systems during the next decade. Defining the need for and exploring alternative approaches to the modernization of manufacturing systems is the subject of this report.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 30, 2004

Low-Cost, No-Risk I/A series system by Invensys Foxboro

Your legacy Westinghouse WDPF needs to be replaced but you can not afford the high cost, the high risk, and lengthy downtime.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 15, 2004

Versatile lab viscometer

ViscoLab 450 viscometer measures viscosity in laboratory environments, in one of 10 ranges from 0.5 to 10,000 centipoise with an accuracy equal to ±1%.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 2004

Methode Electronics closing two plants; takes merger charges

Methode Electronics Inc. recently reported that it intends to take an after-tax charge of up to $0.12 per share during its remaining 2004 fiscal year. This charge will include approximately $1.8 million for costs associated with Methode's recently completed merger to eliminate its Class B stock and the unsolicited tender offer for its Class B stock, and up to $2.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 15, 2004

Marathon’s fault tolerant server software adopted by Fujitsu

Marathon Technologies Corporation, a developer and supplier of fault and disaster tolerant solutions for Microsoft Windows platforms, has announced that Fujitsu Limited will include Marathon's patented Endurance Virtual FTserver software in its Intel-based Primergy server line.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 6, 2004

Sypris buys Dana plant; sets supply agreement

Louisville, KY—Sypris Solutions Inc. recently bought a manufacturing plant in Morganton, NC, from Dana Corp. for about $22 million, and will begin furnishing Dana with drive train components as part of an eight-year supply agreement accompanying the purchase.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2004

High-speed frame grabber

MVS-8501 frame grabber, part of the MVS-8500 series, provides the high-speed acquisition capability of the MVS-8504 in cost-effective single-channel architecture that supports up to four multiplexed cameras. Designed for next generation high-speed analog cameras that use progressive scan CCD sensor technology, the unit is backward compatible with standard-speed analog-interlaced and progressive...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2003

General Cable will close one plant; study two others

General Cable Corp. announced Oct. 28 that it is closing its manufacturing facility in Taunton, MA. This 131,000 square-ft plant employs 77 people, and produces bare copper strand and PVC jacketing compounds. It supplies these products to General Cable's other manufacturing facilities, which produce a variety of wire and cable products, primarily in the company's Indu...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 3, 2003

Spectrometer/detector interface

SpectraHub spectrometer/detector interface is compatible with all Acton Research detection systems.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 16, 2003

Less costly solution monitors air quality

Fluid Components new GF03 Flowmeter achieves the accuracy, range, and resolution required to meet air pollution regulations, but costs up to 50% less than alternative technologies.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2003

Exclusive: Paperless recorder

SM 3000 paperless videographic recorder features up to 36 recording channels and IP66/NEMA 4X environmental protection. Suitable for a wide range of process applications, including food preparation, beverage, chemicals, water and wastewater, facilities, and more, the recorder can be mounted in harsh environments and hose down areas.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2003

Beacon six-packs

114 Series Compaxx beacons are light-duty, PLC-compatible signals less than 4-in. tall for either surface or conduit mounting. Designed to fit in all kinds of locations, the signals are sold individually or in convenient six-pack containers. Available in steady-on or flashing incandescent or xenon strobe, the units feature a NEMA 4X enclosure and come with a shatter-resistance, polycarbonate le...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 20, 2003

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Bebco’s enclosure protection division

Twinsburg, OH—Pepperl+Fuchs recently announced that it has acquired the Enclosure Protection Systems (EPS) division of Bebco Industries.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 18, 2003

Flat panel displays

Standard flat panel display series now includes a 28-key, legendable membrane keypad and is available in 12.1, 15, 18.1, and 20.1 in. sizes.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 4, 2003

IR hygro-thermometer

Model RH101 hygro-thermometer includes a built-in, non-contact infrared (IR) thermometer. IR portion provides measurements ranging from –58 to 932 ºF (-50 to 500 ºC) in locations that are difficult or unsafe to reach.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 17, 2003

Field configurable potentiometer

San Diego, CA - Eurotherm, Action Instruments Action Pak AP4003-0001 is a field configurable, socket mounted device capable of accepting any three-wire potentiometer input from 100 to 100,000 ohms and providing a 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-20mA, or 4-20mA dc output.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2003

NMW 2003: More firms expect to grow in 2003

About 68% of companies expect to grow more in 2003 than in 2002, according to a new survey by National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2003's organizers Reed Exhibition Cos. (Norwalk, CT), with results analyzed by AMR Research (Boston, MA). "This is more optimism than we've seen in doing these surveys in the past year and a half," said Bill Swanton, AMR's vp and research fellow, at...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 10, 2003

FDA withdraws 21 CFR Part 11 guidance document

Rockville, MD - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Feb. 3rd it would withdraw its recently released 21 CFR Part 11 electronic copies guidance draft.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning January 1, 2003

Color, haze measurements on-line

Pasadena, TX— ClearView On-Line Color and Haze Analyzer measures liquid petroleum fuels in a side stream or directly in the pipeline, providing simultaneous color and haze determinations continuously and completely on-line. Using a single measurement probe, the device monitors ASTM, Saybolt, or APHA Platinum Cobalt scales, in addition to Colonial Haze.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2002

Modules offer isolation, synchronization

Akron, OH— Model DI-1000TC instrumentation modules are designed for temperature measurements using thermocouples. Intended for all temperature measurement, from controlled laboratory to acrid heavy industrial environments, the devices feature channel-to-channel isolation and support time synchronization of measurements that ensures that readings taken simultaneously are, in fact, simulta...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 5, 2002

Lion Precision Expands Into Colorado With Inductive Products

St. Paul, MN - Lion Precision, a supplier of capacitance sensing technology, announced the formation of a new product group specializing in inductive displacement sensing technology.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 3, 2002

Water Environment Federation celebrates 75th anniversary

Chicago, IL - The Water Environment Federation marked its diamond anniversary at the WEFTEC 2002 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2002

Torque analyzer

San Jose, CA— TorqueMate Plus is a flexible torque analyzer with 5 V dc capability to seamlessly interface with new technology brushless rotary transducers. Torque and angle readouts from pulse tools with strong vibrations can now be accurately recorded and analyzed. It also quickly identifies the correct range of any smart-enabled transducers, thus adding plug-and-play ease of transduce...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 1, 2002

IMTS 2002 expects near sellout

While attendance and exhibitors at some major tradeshows have decreased in recent years, organizers of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2002) reported July 3 that their event is within a couple of percentage points of selling out in all nine of its pavilions.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 1, 2002

Connectors offer removable modules

The HMC line of heavy-duty rectangular connectors features simplified assembly and installation.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 1, 2002

Ultrasound ”hears” the solution

Printing and paper processing machines must not pull in more than one sheet of paper, carton or plastic at a time.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 4, 2001

SpeedVue uses laser technology to measures RPM

Knoxville, Tenn. - Computational Systems (CSI), a unit of Emerson Process Management (Austin, Tex.), recently introduced its SpeedVue Model 430 laser speed sensor.

By Dave Harrold, Senior Editor
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2001

Sightglass eliminates two-port expense

Northvale, N.J.— The Series SLEX/NW light/sightglass combination eliminates the expense of a second sightglass normally used in view the contents of a processing vessel in a hazardous classified location. The device supplies both lighting and the ability to view contents through a single unit, reducing the cost of installation.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 2001

LED timer

Stamford, Ct.— The PTC-20 Series is reportedly designed to provide the correct timer for the users' applications. The series is divided into three models. These include the PTC-21 base unit, the PTC-23 high performance model that offers advanced features, such as dual setpoints and 1 ms resolution, and the PTC-22 repeat cycle model that provides a repeat cycle (batch stop, batch co...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 2, 2001

Nearly 40,000 visit the fair

A smaller but more focused Interkama closed its doors on 28 September having received nearly 40,000 visitors, including a large percentage from outside Germany.

By Mike Babb, editor-in-chief, Control Engineering Europe
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2001

Handheld multifunction calibrator

Stamford, Conn.—Portable CL123 Multifunction Calibrator is said to be highly accurate for generating and measuring voltage, current, frequency, and temperature of type K, J, E and T (°C and °F) thermocouples. Among CL123's features are 4-20 mA (1 kV load, 24 V loop supply); 0-100.00 mV, 0-1.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 2001

Instrinsically safe noncontact thermometer

Santa Cruz, Calif.— ST80-IS is a high-performance, noncontact thermometer with key features added to safely allow its use in dangerous, potentially explosive or flammable environments. This new model has received Factory Mutual approval as an intrinsically safe device. ST80-IS features a sealed battery compartment, distance to spot ratio of 50-to-1, -25 to 1,400 °F working tem...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2001

Math software adds features

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada —Maple 7, mathematical computational software, now features added support for web connections and new differential equation solvers. Supported platforms include Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix. Enhancements include complete units and dimensions management, plus a resource of hundreds of free application-specific examples, demonstrations, and "head ...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2001

Smart probe thermometer

San Diego, Calif. -Model 4500 Series ultra-high accuracy thermometer is said to take metrology-level temperature measurement to the production floor, laboratory, and the field. System accuracy isatured functions of the Model 4500 are hold, °F/°C display, min/max readings, store, DT, and three-decimal place mode.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning August 1, 2001

Detect sheet edges

Minneapolis, Minn . - Designed for use in harsh environments, CA4080 Edge Sheet Detection Sensor provides a solution for such applications as automotive transfer and stamping presses. It provides a sensing range of 4 mm (0.16-in.) on sheet aluminum, 10 mm (0.4-in.) on cold rolled steel 1.6 mm (0.06-in.) or thicker, and 20 mm (0.8-in.) on flat stock.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 1, 2001

Precise proportional control sanitary valve

Irvine, Calif. -Burkert recently constructed a standard diaphragm valve design using high purity materials, such as investment cast, forged stainless steel, or plastic, for use in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, biotechnology, cosmetics, semiconductor and other applications requiring sanitary services. When fitted with Burkert's TOP Control head, Burkert claims the valve provides precise proportional control.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 1, 2001

iDownTime version 2.0 released

Foxborough, Mass. -iDownTime is designed to provide real-time information about the causes and duration of production line downtime. iDownTime version 2.0 includes the ability to simultaneously monitor downtime events for multiple production lines and assigns each line a unique downtime detection model based on Mountain System's (Green Bay, Wis.) manufacturing execution system application.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 7, 2001

Phoenix Contact interview

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AI and Machine Learning March 7, 2001

Cognex interview

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AI and Machine Learning March 7, 2001

Baldor interview

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AI and Machine Learning March 7, 2001

Pneutronics claims “world’s smallest valve”

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AI and Machine Learning March 7, 2001

Balluff interview

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AI and Machine Learning November 1, 2000

Tube fitting hinge installation

Solon, O. -Swagelok Tube Fitting is an advanced, patented technology designed to help installers make more consistent, leak-tight, high-performance tube connections instrumentation, industrial and hydraulic applications. Featuring a back-ferrule design engineered to hinge during installation, Swagelok Tube Fitting delivers greater sealing and gripping action and reduces the potential for improper installation and leakage.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2000

Manage process materials

Phoenix, Ariz. -Sequencia mTrack real-time software provides plant-level material management and tracking that can be tied to corporate material management systems, providing process industries with just-in-time, management, traceability, geneology for batch execution systems. The software is a component of Sequencia's Responsive Process Manufacturing Series (rpmSeries) suite. Sequencia.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 2000

High-sensitivity, handheld XRF scanner launched

Edax Portable Products, a division of Edax Inc., recently introduced its CT 2000 non-destructive x-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanner. Edax reports that CT 2000 offers the most sensitivity and accuracy of any XRF product to date.The company adds that recent advances in encapsulation and peltier cooling give CT 2000 unparalleled reliability and detection limits as low a...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning July 1, 2000

Process design tool validates specifications

Atlantic City, N.J.— Developing and ensuring that flexible process automation designs are robust and perform as expected before submitting them for bids or beginning software development, can save tens of thousands of dollars in change orders, overtime, and extended project startup schedules. Spec-Soft's PFS-Definition software with validator provides users a modular, generic development...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning June 1, 2000

Metso’s Neles Automation, Aspen Technology form partnership

Metso Corp.'s Neles Automation announced on May 16 a partnership with Aspen Technology Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) to use the Aspen Manufacturing Suite within Neles' new process automation solution, nelesDNA (Dynamic Network of Applications). An open automation application environment, nelesDNA continuously networks process automation and information operations from t...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning May 1, 2000

Easy to configure programmer

Freeport, Ill .—DCP50 1/16-DIN programmer offers software option that requires no communications card, allowing cost-effective configuration. Parameters for temperature, pressure, flow, and level are provided. Typical applications include ovens, kilns, furnaces, environmental chambers, and processing machinery.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning April 1, 2000

Drip-tight in aggressive flow applications

Monroe, N.C. —Stargate O-Port through valve handles high solids flow media in process applications with high temperature, high shock or aggressive flow media. The blade passes through the valve body at both ends, sealed by a rope/guide combination. No foreign material can get trapped between the blade and seat so the valve always sets and seals well.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2000

Hall Effect pushbutton

Carpentersville, Ill. -HP7 Series watertight, contactless switches now include a mechanical detent. These momentary pushbutton switches use Hall Effect sensor technology for long switching life without contacts and are IP68 rated.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 2000

Reduce water softener costs

Loveland, Colo.— Working unattended for up to 60 days at a time, SP 510 samples water every two minutes, measuring water hardness colorimetrically. When hardness exceeds a predetermined limit, the unit triggers an alarm. An integrated relay can also trigger automatic softener regeneration eliminating guesswork, risk, and cost of volume calculations.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 1999

Next generation online NIR analyzers

Irwindale, Calif .-The MM55plus from NDC Infrared Engineering, was developed for online -monitoring of moisture, fat, and protein - it is easier to setup, use and maintain than instrumentation of this traditionally been , the company claims. It features a unique, pre-calibrated, high-precision, optical system, which means the instrument, can be installed directly onto the process line to be fully operational within a few hours. Maintenance effort and cost of ownership have been reduced with a range of automated referencing, sampling, batch averaging, and communications functions.

By Control Engineering Staff
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 1999

Praise for 4-20 mA article

I enjoyed the "4-20 mA Transmitters, Alive and Kicking" article in Control Engineering, October 1998 (p.109). It was informative and well presented.Danny Thomas Lents, research analyst, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Tex.

By Danny Thomas Lents, Research Analyst
AI and Machine Learning March 1, 1999

High-speed backplane connector

Harrisburg, Pa.— Z-Pack High Speed Generation 3 offers 6- and 10-row versions of backplane connectors with contacts on a 2.5-mm pitch, yeilding up to 60 or 100 contacts per 25 mm. To support high-speed rates, the connectors offer a 50-ohm controlled impedance and a dual-microstrip configuration with an integral ground plane built between each row of contacts.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 1999

Severe service plug valve

Itasca, Ill.— Fluoroseal "FE" Severe Service Plug Valve is designed for use in critical chemical processing applications with toxic and lethal services. The valve includes live loaded secondary and tertiary stem seals to eliminate fugitive emissions through the stem seal. Tested in the laboratory and field, "FE" valve is said to exceed the requirements of the U.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning February 1, 1999

Dairy-grade probe

Lincoln, Neb.— Pro II X 3A is a 3A-approved capacitance probe for food-grade applications. It can be used in liquids, solids, and slurries. RF interference is eliminated by operating at below RF range. The probes hold calibration of better than one picofarad over a temperature range of –40 to 185 °F.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning December 1, 1998

Tyco ‘saves’ AMP for $11.3 billion

Hamilton, Bermuda, and Harrisburg, Pa.— In a classic white knight-to-the-rescue scenario, Tyco International Ltd. stated Nov. 23 it plans to buy AMP Inc. for at least $11.3 billion—apparently saving AMP from the clutches of a four-month hostile takeover bid by Allied Signal. Assuming it's trading between $60 and $67 per share, Tyco will trade .

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning November 1, 1998

Magnetic proximity switch

Exton, Pa. —New magnetic inductive proximity switch mounts outside a pneumatic cylinder detecting a ring magnet on the piston. This solid state sensor is typically more reliable than commonly used reed switches. The switch can be used with any pneumatic cylinder with a nonferrous body. This IP 67 three-wire dc device has a 300 mA current rating with short circuit, overload, and reverse p...

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 1998

UL approves personal multigas monitor

Emerson, N.J. —The Personal Surveyor features gloved-hand one-button operation, and a high contrast digital display, temperature, alarm settings, short-term exposure limits, time-weighted averages, maximum- minimum- and current-gas readings are easily viewed. Personal Surveyor is suitable for confined entry monitoring in Class 1, Division 1, Groups A,B,C,D areas.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning October 1, 1998

One of four CAN chips are used in automation

The CAN in Automation (CiA) international users' and manufacturers' group says of the 24 million Controller Area Network (CAN) chips sold in 1997, about 75% were applied in automotive applications. About 6 million CAN nodes were installed in general automation applications, mainly in industrial control devices, and 80% of the chips sold were used in Europe.

By Staff
AI and Machine Learning September 1, 1998

Reformulated gasoline analyzer

Houston, Tex. —UV Fluorescence allows the 9000S analyzer to measure high and low (1 to 10 ppm) sulfur contents, and nitrogen in a single device with a single sample injection. The UV method reportedly offers more stability than coulometry, better sensitivity than X-ray, and greater range than tape without its consumables or waste disposal issues.

By Staff

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