Discrete Manufacturing

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Business of Engineering December 2, 2020

Manufacturing index stays strong in November

The purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) drops from the 2-year high in October to 57.5%, but still records its seventh straight month of growth.

By Chris Vavra
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Business of Engineering November 30, 2020

China, U.S. leading manufacturing charge from COVID-19 shock

Global manufacturing economic forecasts in the wake of COVID-19 have improved thanks to stronger than expected recoveries from the U.S. and China, but there is a long road to recovery, particularly for some key industries.

By Adrian Lloyd
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Motors, Drives December 4, 2020

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 1

A geared servomotor can be useful for rotary motion technology, but there are challenges and limitations users need to be aware of.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
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Safety December 2, 2020

Contactless measurement developed for COVID-19 tests

A contactless measurement system that could help detect illnesses such as COVID-19 has been developed by University of Michigan researchers.

By Catharine June
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 1, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, November 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in November 2020 included stories about SCADA, HMI and MES projects, VFD parameter changes, advanced process control, how integrators can help with IIoT applications, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Sensors, Vision November 23, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 16-22, 2020

Articles about SCADA, HMI and MES projects, deep learning enabling machine vision solutions, maintenance automation, IIoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Robotics December 2, 2020

Benefits of an open-source language for robots

A robot operating system (ROS) delivers the services that would be expected from an OS – such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly used functionality, message-passing between processes and package management.

By Neil Ballinger