Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete Manufacturing January 6, 2023

Nanoelectrics platform based on graphene developed

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a nanoelectronics platform based on graphene - a single sheet of carbon atoms.

By Catherine Barzler
Discrete Manufacturing December 18, 2022

Asphaltene turned into graphene for composites

Rice University scientists are working on converting asphaltene, a carbon-rich resource, into useful graphene.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Mechatronics February 9, 2022

Product advice: Smart mechatronics platforms offer new handling solutions

Intelligent mechatronics components, such as linear motion products, controllers, servo drives and operator software with easy-to-use configuration tools, are necessary to build complete, high-performance mechatronics solutions, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Richard Hansen
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Applied Manufacturing Technology
Machine Safety October 15, 2021

How safety validation is changing in an IIoT, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing world

Modern advances in controls and connectivity are increasing considerations for safety validations, according to an Oct. 20 CFE Media and Technology Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
Motors, Drives January 13, 2023

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2022

Think Again: Automation product awards, motors and drives, automation salary and career information, Engineering Leaders Under 40, IIoT implementation help, tutorials on HMIs, SCADA and PLC programming help were among the hot topics of 2022. See top 3 covers and top 10 articles posted prior to 2022.

By Mark T. Hoske
Sensors, Vision December 16, 2022

Embroidery as low-cost solution for wearable electronics

Embroidering power-generating yarns onto fabric can offer a low-cost, potentially scalable method for making wearable devices.

By Laura Oleniacz
Figure 3: I/O agnostic solutions, like Emerson's DeltaV IO.CONNECT, provide a path for process manufacturers to adopt the newest control technologies from their supplier of choice, without replacing existing I/O. Courtesy: Emerson
Robotics January 30, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 23-29, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week covered industrial robot trends, control systems, electrical safety hazards and more.

By Chris Vavra