Control Engineering hot topics, January 2020
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for January 2020, included the System Integrator Giants, Engineers’ Choice finalists, robots in agriculture, subscription software, and advanced process control answers. These are based on the top 10 most read articles online in Control Engineering December. Links to each article below.
The overall gross revenue for the top 100 system integrators and their parent companies topped $26.4 billion as most businesses saw growth.
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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.
A subscription delivery model can hasten adoption automation software required to progress in the journey toward digital transformation.
After a webcast on “Advanced process control: Past, present and future,” more answers to audience questions are provided by the webcast speaker covering advanced process control (APC) to help with process optimization.
Understanding, monitoring and controlling flow rate are essential elements to the viable operation of production systems and must be done right. See five key flow considerations.
Powerful edge controllers are replacing PCs on the factory floor and going where PCs can’t, providing a variety of “apps” for every task.
The process control system can provide a reliable basis for effective and efficient collaboration for engineering projects.
System integrator assembled a diverse collection of technologies to meet an aggressive schedule.
System integrators should know an autonomous mobile robot’s (AMR’s) programming and implementation capabilities make them attractive to end users.
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