Discrete Manufacturing
Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston have won a National Science Foundation grant to help underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science. The principal investigators are, from left: Reginald DesRoches and Canek Phillips of Rice, Pradeep Sharma and Hanadi Rifai of the University of Houston, Yvette Pearson of Rice and Wei Wayne Li of Texas Southern University. Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow, Rice University
Discrete Manufacturing August 14, 2019

Universities receive NSF grants to boost minorities in STEM fields

Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won an NSF grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

By Mike Williams
ABB's board has appointed Björn Rosengren as chief executive officer (CEO). Prior to his appointment, he worked for Atlas Copco and Sandvik Corporation. Courtesy: ABB
Discrete Manufacturing August 12, 2019

Global manufacturer names new CEO

ABB's board has appointed Björn Rosengren as chief executive officer (CEO) effective March 1, 2020.

By ABB
Mechatronics
Figure 2: EASA and Plant Engineering (CFE Media) research included asset management strategies for motors and rotating equipment. Those who lag in adopting asset monitoring technologies may risk losing business to those who do. Courtesy: EASA and Plant Engineering
Mechatronics August 16, 2019

Motors, fans, pumps, compressors: IIoT avoids downtime

Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.

By Mark T. Hoske
Machine Safety
Courtesy: CFE Media
Machine Safety July 26, 2019

Rethinking machine safety risk

The design phase of a project allows companies to reduce potential machine safety before it has a chance to manifest itself as a hazard and danger to workers.

By Gregory Hale
Motors, Drives
Courtesy: CFE Media
Motors, Drives August 16, 2019

Industrial drive specification criteria for success

The key to selecting an industrial drive is to understand how that drive has been designed and constructed to operate in conjunction with other machines and control systems.

By Paul Streatfield
Sensors, Vision
Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 13, 2019

3-D machine vision for safer collaborative robot automation

3-D machine vision lets a robot sense, process information and mimic the way two humans adjust to working around each other.

By AIA
Robotics
WVU Professor Powsiri Klinkhachorn, Derek Roesch, Bertrand Wieliczko Ian Hostottle, Nathan Owen and Karan (Kermit) Sah make up the MIDAS III team. Courtesy: West Virginia University
Robotics August 18, 2019

Robotics team wins NASA competition for second time in three years

West Virginia University’s robotic drilling team won NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge for the second time in three years with the Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System III (MIDAS III).

By Paige Nesbit