Control Engineering January 2022 online table of contents

Control Engineering is producing 10 print/digital editions this year and we want to ensure you have easy access to as much content as ever with two Control Engineering Inside editions in 2022, January and November.

By CFE Media January 18, 2022
Courtesy: Yokogawa

Below is a sampling of some Control Engineering online content for January 2022, also pushed out to subscribers on Jan. 19 in the new Control Engineering Insider newsletter. For other months, please see www.controleng.com/magazine, and daily at www.controleng.com.

On the cover: Future of process control systems

As industry shifts from a layered ISA-95 (Purdue) Model, and moves more toward an Industry 4.0 model, Yokogawa OpreX products, services and solutions helps customers add value leading to industrial autonomy. Yokogawa Cloud helps data enablement, data curation, data analytics, cybersecurity and identity management. Courtesy: Yokogawa

Insights

What is EtherCAT?

Learn more about the unique functional principle of EtherCAT and how it simplifies implementation for end users while expanding the number of available devices.

More industrial data processing at the edge: Expert interview series, Charlie Emerson

Customers struggle to successfully collect data trapped in machines, analyze the data in a fast, efficient and cost-effective way, and interpret data to increase productivity, said Charlie Emerson, director of industry marketing for Emerson’s Machine Automation Solutions business. See video.

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2021

Think Again: PLC programming, AI and control system evolution, the Career and Salary Survey and HMI/SCADA design were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2021. Why? See also top 3 covers, top 10 articles posted prior to 2021.

Applications for the Microsoft Bonsai Brain include dynamic and highly variable systems, competing optimization goals or strategies and unknown starting or system conditions, among others. Image courtesy: Wood

Applications for the Microsoft Bonsai Brain include dynamic and highly variable systems, competing optimization goals or strategies and unknown starting or system conditions, among others. Image courtesy: Wood

News

Electronic system design industry revenue increased

Electronic system design (ESD) industry revenue increased 17.1% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2021.

Next-generation batteries propelled by sodium ion enhancements

Duke University researchers have developed insights into the atomistic dynamics of emerging solid-state batteries to speed their evolution and move beyond lithium.

How to harden manufacturing against IIoT security threats

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security should be a priority for every manufacturer and not left on the backburner. Every device potentially can be hacked.

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 10-16, 2022

Articles about the most-viewed articles of 2021, machine learning, motor nameplates, the IT/OT relationship and LV drive trends were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 10-16, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

Answers

Advancing from industrial automation to industrial autonomous operations

A major controls vendor focuses on industry, uses cloud-based software, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics integration to move customers from industrial automation to autonomous operations.

Hottest topics in industrial cybersecurity for 2021

Analysis of past attacks in the throwback attack series, attacks on operational technology assets, industrial malware, industrial ransomware and physical plant damage beyond computers are among leading topics of industrial cybersecurity interest in 2021.

Spreadsheets for analytics

Many companies offer software for data analytics to create information and insights from data collected from automation, controls and instrumentation. Most data-gathering software also downloads in a spreadsheet format: Many users have spreadsheets for special applications or quick insights.

Hot Control Engineering motors and drives articles in 2021

The most-viewed articles about motors and drives posted over the last year include servomotor types, electric motors, motor types and more.

Embrace SaaS, reap benefits, says industrial software giant PTC

Software as a service (SaaS) brings faster-than-local software performance without installation or versioning hassles, for CAD, PLM, IIoT and augmented reality development, according to PTC at the LiveWorx 2021 conference.

Automation advantages: 4 ways automation can empower a team to win

The pandemic and worsening manufacturing worker shortage has created opportunities for manufacturers to increase automation to improve plant and workforce productivity. Tools to enhance factory operations (factoryops) will drive faster, better decision-making to improve production and empower talent.

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.

Figure 3: Beckhoff introduced TwinCAT ML at Hannover Messe 2019, and since then, the number of industrial applications using trained neural networks has continued to grow exponentially. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

Figure 3: Beckhoff introduced TwinCAT ML at Hannover Messe 2019, and since then, the number of industrial applications using trained neural networks has continued to grow exponentially. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

IIoT for Engineers

Integrated machine vision optimizes automated component assembly

German machine builder Aixemtec accelerates high-precision assembly of micro-optics with innovative automation solutions, reducing setup by a factor of eight.

Inside Machines

Sizing a single-blade rotary knife application

Inside Machines, Part 2: Using calculations and equations will demonstrate how to correctly size a rotary knife application based on previous data. Part 1 covered key terms.

Figure 2: Working segment and recovery segment. Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.

Figure 2: Working segment and recovery segment. Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.

Precise positioning for autonomous vehicles

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key to delivering highly precise position sensing for fully autonomous vehicles at a mass market price.

Inside Process

Six critical components of integrated cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS)

Examining industrial control system cybersecurity requires looking at audits, access controls, threat detection, risk mitigation, process sensor security and authentication and vendor collaboration.

Innovations

New Products for Engineers

Back to Basics

Ten considerations for developing an optimal palletizing solution

Automating palletizing and depalletizing is far from one-size-fits-all. Consider these tips for developing an optimal solution.


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