Top 5 Control Engineering content: December 4-10 2023

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week include Automation Fair 2023, EV battery manufacturing and IT/OT integration.

By David Miller December 11, 2023
Courtesy: Emerson

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week Automation Fair 2023, EV battery manufacturing and IT/OT integration.

1. Automation Fair 2023: Sustainability efforts require measuring and control tools, system integration

Calculating an organization’s readiness for net zero carbon emissions can help identify what needs to improve. Sensors, energy management software and system integration and analytics can help, according to experts at Automation Fair 2023 by Rockwell Automation.

2. 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.

3. MTP standard accelerates DCS and PLC integration

Many production plant designs require integration of a distributed control system with multiple PLC-based subsystems. NAMUR MTP is a standardized configuration and communication method to facilitate integration between the two, while cutting the cost, time and risk of doing so.

4. Accelerate EV battery manufacturing by integrating servo motors, robotics

Electric vehicles (EVs) require more efficient manufacturing to meet increased demands and use of robotics and servo motors can help. See table on battery types, information on cell housing types.

5. The dark side of the IT/OT integration equation

Are operations cyber-vulnerable due to lack of resources, lack of understanding or both?