Chris Vavra

Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.


Automation May 10, 2024

How automation advances, innovation are transforming EV manufacturing

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing is growing in the automotive industry and companies are working to meet the challenge through increased automation and innovative strategies and people.

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Robotics May 9, 2024

How humanoid robots can help improve automation, narrow labor gaps

Humanoid robots, or mobile manipulation robots (MMRs), can help cross the islands of automation normally filled by people to help address the continued labor and skills gaps.

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Machine Safety May 8, 2024

Reducing risks for workers without making major changes

Worker safety is critical in any environment and sometimes it seems the changes required are significant, but that’s not always the case.

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Discrete Manufacturing May 7, 2024

Manufacturing’s long-term future looks bright after rough 2023

While manufacturing is going through a bit of a reset period with industries reporting flat or negative growth in 2023 and 2024, the long-term future is more positive.

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Cybersecurity May 6, 2024

Four steps to designing for future OT cybersecurity challenges

Manufacturers are continuing to be a major target for cybersecurity attacks and need to plan and design for the future. Four steps on how to do this are highlighted.

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Edge and Cloud Computing April 11, 2024

Hot Control Engineering edge computing articles in 2023

Control Engineering top 5 articles online about edge computing posted over the last year covered edge controllers saving money, what to consider when deploying edge computing and more.

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Automation March 18, 2024

Improving automation, logistics for material handling and warehousing facilities

Doug Schuchart, global intralogistics manager for Beckhoff, talked about what they're doing to improve operations management for engineers. See video.

By Chris Vavra
DCS, SCADA, Controllers March 14, 2024

Hot Control Engineering DCS and SCADA articles in 2023

Control Engineering top 5 articles online about SCADA automation, DCS and PLC integration and SCADA software advances.

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Digital Transformation March 13, 2024

Developing a strong and pragmatic digital transformation plan

Developing a digital transformation plan can be daunting, but focusing on projects with high ROI and a realistic scope can help. See video.

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Vision and Discrete Sensors February 27, 2024

Machine vision market is improving and technology is more sophisticated

The machine vision market has gone through major changes the last few years and had a tough 2023, but the future is looking bright. See video.

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