Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 1-7, 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes 2023’s system integrator of the year winners, DCS migration and digitalization’s growing role in process manufacturing.

By David Miller January 8, 2024
Yaskawa’s i3-Mechatronics concept is an example of a control architecture that uses data analysis to improve manufacturing production and quality. Courtesy: Yaskawa

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week include 2023’s system integrator of the year winners, DCS migration and digitalization’s growing role in process manufacturing.

1. The time is now for systems integrators

Labor and skills shortages justify increased automation; SIs occupy key position in today’s supply chains; SI Giants embrace the opportunities.

2. 6 AI motion control applications to improve OEE

AI offers end-users the ability to analyze information collected from machines or manufacturing lines to optimize operational performance. Below, see six common motion control applications that can benefit from AI.

3. How digitalization’s growing role, impact is changing process manufacturing

Digitalization is changing manufacturing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is going to help fuel those changes. See video.

4. Disruption-free DCS migration benefits

Migration from old to new distributed control systems (DCS) can be achieved in a risk-free and pain-free way.

5. Automation Fair 2023: What you need to know about AI, people, automation

Nervous about how artificial intelligence is integrating people, industrial automation and manufacturing operations? Here’s what I’ve heard lately about AI, including at Automation Fair.