Discrete Manufacturing

SEMI December 2020, Equipment Market Data Subscription. Courtesy: SEMI
Business of Engineering December 22, 2020

Semiconductor market projected to have record 2020 growth

Global semiconductor sales by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is expected to increase 16% in 2020 with solid increases expected in 2021 and 2022.

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Info Management December 19, 2020

Benefits of an alarm management philosophy

Giving operators on the manufacturing floor a simple and clear-cut philosophy for alarm management with a simple and clear-cut system can help reduce downtime and improve overall automation and efficiency.

By Martyn Hilbers
Courtesy: Honeywell’s Workforce Competency Solutions
AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Jan. 18-24, 2021

Articles about wastewater surveillance tracking COVID-19 infections, using IIoT for a more energy-efficient pump environment, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Jan. 18-24, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering
Business of Engineering January 8, 2021

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2020

Think Again: programmable controller programming languages, COVID-19 acceleration of engineering, automation and digitalization, and variable frequency drive parameters were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2020.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Motors, Drives January 19, 2021

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 2

Testing a direct drive and geared rotary servomotor shows there are some significant differences between the two when actually put into practice.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Courtesy: ABB
Sensors, Vision January 25, 2021

Optical sensor used for greenhouse gas detection

An optical sensor is being used with the satellite Hugo to detect greenhouse gas emissions from outer space.

Thomas Malone (left) is director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management. Daniela Rus is director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2021

How artificial intelligence will change work

MIT researchers offer insight on the challenges and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and how they will change the nature of work.

By MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future