Control Engineering hot topics, June 2023

Control Engineering’s most clicked articles in June 2023 included stories on PLC ladder logic, computer vision, digital twin and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By David Miller July 12, 2023

Hot topics in Control Engineering, for June 2023, for stories posted in the last three months included PLC ladder logic, computer vision, digital twin and more. Links to each article below.

1. Manufacturer opens packaging and logistics headquarters

ABB Robotics’ dedicated Packaging and Logistics facility in Atlanta will develop AI-enabled robotic skills to help U.S. customers remain competitive.

2. 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.

3. How to create PLC ladder logic code with Excel

Programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic code can be mass produced with Microsoft Excel to generate repetitive logic like I/O mapping and alarms.

4. 7 tips every PLC programmer should know

A good programmable logic controller (PLC) programmer should keep the end user in mind when writing code and implement it that is best for the situation.

5. 2023 Control Engineering Product of the Year winners announced

Winners of the 36th annual Control Engineering Product of the Year awards have been announced. See link to download the eBook.

6. Four analytics areas for manufacturers to emphasize

Operational improvement can be met by digging into each step of the equipment’s timing, accuracy and causes of process step disruption by analyzing the raw data.

7. Using advanced technology to help workers learn

Younger workers don’t learn the same way as older peers, which can make the knowledge transition difficult. Programs that leverage virtual reality (VR) and provide hands-on development are helping narrow the gap.

8. Realize Live 2023 Day 2/3: Manufacturers need more than innovation

Innovation and a willingness to push new ideas forward is valuable and needed, but the ability to be agile and flexible is critical.

9. Manufacturers using digital transformation to future-proof operations

Future-proof manufacturing holds the promise of smart, connected factories starts with digitization and digitalization to make better and more informed decisions.

10. How digital twin simulations advance digital transformation in manufacturing

By increasing visibility into a company’s manufacturing operations and testing an unlimited number of what-if possibilities in real-time, a digital twin can provide factories a reliable way to save time and money.

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