Control Engineering hot topics, March 2019
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for March 2019, included the Engineers’ Choice Awards, edge computing advantages, manufacturing and process facility trends, and Big Data analysis. These are based on the top 10 most read articles online in Control Engineering March. Links to each article below.
Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.
Edge computing brings data faster to users as well as provide new possibilities for analysis and enhancing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Technology update: Digitalization was are among key trends for manufacturing and process facilities highlighted in the media session at ARC Forum 2019.
Edge computing advances give users more options for architecting automation systems as well as flexible communication and programming choices.
Centralized data architectures are adapting to new opportunities for data collection and analytics.
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology demonstrated robotic cars that use an ultra-low power hybrid chip to give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences like the human brain does. See video.
A guide to understanding and using data distribution service (DDS), time-sensitive networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for advanced manufacturing applications.
When choosing, installing, and using an edge computing device for a manufacturing or process facility application, these 10 best practices can help.
Companies need to be open to new technologies to see fundamental paradigm shifts in productivity, beyond incremental improvements. Rapid increases in productivity, visibility, flexibility, and agility are needed.
Manufacturers should consider open architectures when designing new automation products for greater flexibility, innovation, and greater competitiveness.
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