Edge Computing, Embedded Systems

Courtesy: Northeast Automation
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing April 19, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 12-18, 2021

Articles about edge computing, industrial Ethernet problems, plant energy efficiency, Engineers' Choice winners and Hannover Messe updates were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 12-18, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Northeast Automation
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing April 8, 2021

Edge computing provided cost-effective upgrades

Case study: Used equipment had functional controllers, typically legacy programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and others had defunct PLCs or no automation at all. Edge controllers and input/output (I/O) devices helped integrate the equipment into a cohesive system, which led us to make an edge controller the central focus.

By Thomas Coombs
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Automation March 26, 2021

Digitalization, automation advice, benefits

A global manufacturer explains benefits and offers advice about connecting the real world of manufacturing to the virtual world, through digitalization and automation.

By Mark T. Hoske
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Cybersecurity March 17, 2021

How to protect embedded systems in OT cybersecurity

Understanding cybersecurity issues in embedded devices is a complicated, ongoing process, but it's well worth doing ... and doing right. Here are a few steps to get you started on the journey.

By Ron Brash
Courtesy: Emerson
Compressed Air March 15, 2021

Two ways smart pneumatics maximize energy savings

Flow, pressure and temperature data included

By Dieter Michalkowski and Chris Noble
Aveva Teamwork enables industrial organizations to implement skills development, knowledge sharing, and collaboration management across their enterprise from the cloud. Whether providing training videos, digital logbook or answering a call for help, Aveva Teamwork solves many of the challenges with traditional training and knowledge retention industrial organizations experience. Aveva pushes to provide a complete edge-to-enterprise solution architecture for complex industrial and infrastructure monitoring and control. Courtesy: Aveva
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing March 5, 2021

New edge devices and automation benefits

Build smarter end-to-end automation systems with edge technologies. See three ways to prepare automation for edge success and case study that resulted in a 5% increase in yield.

By Rashesh Mody
Courtesy: Idec Corporation
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing March 3, 2021

Expanding edge control

Edge control can take many forms to access stranded data, with modern programmable logic controllers (PLCs) often the preferred alternative.

By Don Pham
Courtesy: Emerson
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing February 18, 2021

Evolving control systems are key to improved performance

Flexible computing, contextual data and modular architectures will change the face of control systems and improve overall plant performance, helping to lower risk from retirements.

By Sean Sims
Courtesy: Beckhoff
Industrial PCs February 8, 2021

PC-based control boosts sterile sampling bag production

Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.

By James Figy
Edge is an extension of the cloud and is limited by the physical capacity of the device, according to a system architecture diagram from the Jan. 19, 2021, webcast. Courtesy: Wood PLC
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 28, 2021

More questions answered on IIoT cloud to edge

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can include cloud to edge architectures. What mix of cloud and edge technologies should a particular application have?

By Jeffrey Shannon