Kevin Parker

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 October 21, 2022

In tune with times, software application provider focuses on frontline workers

An interview with serial industrial IT/automation entrepreneur Augmentir’s Russ Fadel

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 16, 2022

IT/OT convergence moves automation markets forward

Cloud-native data historian expedites data migration, insights

By Kevin Parker
Hierarchy of Controls: This figure, developed for an industrial setting or work environment, is used here as a model for airborne pandemic situations.
Coronavirus, COVID-19 April 8, 2022

Layered COVID-19 controls significantly reduce risks

QuaRAD method quantifies efficacy across thousands of scenarios; rating system anticipated

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Manufacturing IT, MES February 17, 2022

Safety concerns and supply chain disruption

Also, while electrical safety is a prime concern, trips, slips and falls tend to be the biggest hazard.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Cirrus Link
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 16, 2021

Address SCADA, data ops and industrial data management priorities

Arlen Nipper, co-inventor of MQTT, the publish-subscribe network protocol that has become the dominant messaging standard in IoT, outlines data management and how OT can help IT.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Wago Corp.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 October 16, 2021

Ensure industrial control system networks reliability and security

Mark Immordino, a field product training engineer for WAGO Corp., shares insights on best practices for industrial control system networks.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Process Manufacturing August 2, 2021

Siemens, Dow partner on process production test bed

The many uses of the digital twins in process automation

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Actuators April 18, 2021

Instrument technician’s evolving role

Many plant-floor technicians are being asked to do more as their role evolves.

By Kevin Parker
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 18, 2020

How we live now

How profound an impact will the coronavirus crisis have on the technology infrastructure? It's already happening with one-third of workers logging in from home.

By Kevin Parker
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 29, 2020

The promise of a digital twin

Digital twins are being embraced by companies in many different ways as they realize its potential

By Kevin Parker
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 December 13, 2019

Top Plant 2019: Raymond Corp. excels as an innovator

From introducing wooden pallets to incorporating Lithium ion batteries, near-100-year-old Raymond Corp. moves the materials that define the e-commerce era.

By Kevin Parker
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 November 3, 2019

Poised to go all-in on edge

Edge computing is a mesh network of micro-data centers that process or store critical data locally while also working in concert with a central data center or cloud-storage repository.

By Kevin Parker
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 May 4, 2019

Tales from the engineering department

Forgotten documents conceal ancient wisdom of lasting value.

By Kevin Parker
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 30, 2019

High-speed engine monitoring IIoT-enhanced

Analytics improve performance of remote assets.

By Kevin Parker
Sensors, Actuators October 3, 2018

What is the case, industrial automation-wise

Digitalization and automation allow incremental innovation, but the goal should be prioritized multi-year programs, approved at a high level, that allow steady levels of achievement to enhance and maximize their value.

By Kevin Parker