Edge computing use cases, success stories
The adoption of edge computing at all levels within a system architecture means that a diverse range of hardware and software solutions are required.
How collaborative robots’ flexibility benefits manufacturers
Collaborative robots (cobots) are growing in industrial manufacturing applications because of their flexibility and their ability to work alongside humans whereas traditional robots cannot.
Next steps for digital transformation for manufacturers
With many industrial organizations now having taken their first digitalization steps, there are potential disruptions for manufacturers with their digital transformation journeys.
The driving force behind Industry 4.0 success
Smart sensors play a key role in helping manufacturers achieve Industry 4.0 goals.
AI used to control process manufacturing operations
A project in Japan used artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomously control a chemical plant for 35 consecutive days.
IT, OT convergence enabling digital manufacturing transformation
Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence is enabling a digital manufacturing transformation.
Single-pair Ethernet benefits for manufacturers
Single-pair ethernet (SPE) has been gaining attention in recent years and has many potential applications and advantages for manufacturers.
Moving toward edge computing adoption
For the control engineer, it's worth asking what the benefits are from moving intelligence to the edge and how they can achieve success in brownfield plants.
AIoT improves transparency, quality for manufacturers
The speed of adoption and the potential benefits of combined artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the industrial sector could lead to many positive benefits.
Achieving net zero carbon emissions with SCADA
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software can play a key role in helping industrial organizations on their journey to net zero carbon emissions.
Accelerating digital twin technology adoption
Digital twin technology is evolving manufacturing plants and many companies are taking advantage of its benefits.
IT/OT convergence advice, best practices for manufacturers
Cybersecurity experts offer advice and best practices on information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) convergence and how manufacturers can prepare themselves for challenges.
Keeping OT environments cybersecure
What can engineers do to protect their processes and plants from cyberattack? Consider these best practices from cybersecurity and manufacturing experts.
Digitalization crucial for food manufacturing processes
Smart and proactive digital solutions can help support ongoing operations even through disruptive global events like the COVID-19 pandemic.
How collaborative robots’ role is growing on the plant floor
A key factor behind the growth in collaborative robot deployment is the ready availability of simpler and more cost-effective systems comprising standard hardware, tooling and ancillary components
Building resilience with robotics
Will the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate the speed adoption of robotic and automation across the industrial sector? There are many factors at play.
Getting on board with AI technology
It is becoming a reality that artificial intelligence (AI) are starting to change the traditional role of the control engineer. There are some benefits, but there also potential barriers to its adoption in the industrial environment.
Putting pressure on productivity for oil and gas applications
Carefully selected measurement instrumentation and a suitable inventory management system help avoid the health and safety risks associated with the necessary chemical injections in the oil and gas industry and can also help reduce costs.
Manufacturers need to prepare for cyber threats
While industry sectors are starting to automate their processes to help increase productivity and efficiency and this requires greater connectivity, which also can expose systems to attack.
Simplifying digital migration
There are many ways industrial communications are supporting and simplifying the digital migration process.
Addressing digital migration challenges
As industry starts to engage in digital transformation programs, engineers tasked with managing this change are running into several challenges.
Robots need to understand and think more
Robots, according to a paper from the University of Birmingham, will need to think in the right context as economies embrace automation, connectivity and digitization and as levels of human-robot interaction increase.
Putting safety first with collaborative robots
While collaborative robots are starting to be accepted within the manufacturing sector, safety is still a concern for many. Learn how several companies are working to address the safety issue and address misconceptions.
Industrial cybersecurity strategies need a new approach
While Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enhancing the digital and connectivity capabilities of industrial control systems (ICSs) it has also opened the floodgates to serious cybersecurity risks.
Automation software can improve plant flexibility
The automotive industry, which can be rigid and inflexible, can improve production and meet increased demand for customization with automation software.
Making things work as part of the IIoT
Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Retrofitting Industrie 4.0 for digital control systems
Ypsomed, a medical technology company, was able to retrofit Industrie 4.0 digital control systems onto its legacy plastic injection molding machines.
Managing industrial Ethernet switches
While traditional industrial networks are using Ethernet switches to prepare for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, there is a place for unmanaged switches, though they come with some risks.