Chris Vavra

Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.

Articles by Chris Vavra

Robotics September 15, 2022

Successfully implementing robots in an unpredictable future

Manufacturing has gone through many changes in recent years and the rising labor gap and the need for continued productivity has companies turning toward robotics. Three robotic myths and five steps for successful implementation are highlighted.

By Chris Vavra
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems September 14, 2022

Improving worker optimization on the factory floor with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to enhance worker productivity by gathering information about their work performance and turning it into actionable data.

By Chris Vavra
Cybersecurity September 13, 2022

Securing the edge in a manufacturing facility

Manufacturers looking to gather more information at the edge need to have a strong cybersecurity program in place, but not enough do, leaving them at risk. See four ways to increase cybersecurity shields.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Applied Manufacturing Technologies
PLCs, PACs August 2, 2022

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2022 included stories on PLC programming, digital transformation, direct-drive servos, IIoT optimization and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 July 11, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: July 4-10, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered Control Engineering hot topics, IIoT optimization, the Career and Salary Survey, HMI and SCADA design and engineering recruiting goals. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 July 1, 2022

Control Engineering hot topics, June 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in June 2022 included stories on the Career and Salary Survey, leveraging IIoT, HMI design tips and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Coronavirus, COVID-19 June 30, 2022

Advice on meeting engineering recruiting goals

There is a major push by system integrators and other engineering firms to find qualified talent, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in many ways. Two experts offer advice on finding the right engineering talent.

By Chris Vavra
System Integrators June 28, 2022

The future of work is shifting and changing

The CSIA Executive Conference returns for the first time since 2019 with the world grappling with the changes of a pandemic and many other challenges that are changing how people work and interact with others.

By Chris Vavra
Workforce Development June 27, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 20-26, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered the Career and Salary Survey, Automate highlights, the need for diversity, HMI design and IT/OT convergence. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 20, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 13-19, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered IIoT optimization, fabricating transistors, IIoT in 2022, semiconductor manufacturing and HMI design strategies. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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