IIoT, Industrie 4.0
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
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 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
Wireless mobile solutions sensors are compact, energy-efficient and designed to work with a variety of mobile device to provide a simple solution for portable and diagnostic applications. Courtesy: Parker Hannifin Corp.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 14, 2019

Take baby steps on IIoT

Collect usable data as the first step toward effective analysis.

By Tim Faillo
Mobility
Figure 2: Ladder logic programming example; LL is the most commonly used PLC programing, most closely resembling circuit diagrams used for relays. Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Mobility August 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2019 included stories about PLC programming languages, connecting a PLC to the internet, digitalization advantages, choosing the right enclosure, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Asset Management
Seeq, an advanced analytics application, was used to predict the end-of-run date for a heat exchanger, eliminating a refinery’s unplanned production rate reductions due to heat transfer constraints. Courtesy: Seeq
Asset Management May 30, 2019

Optimizing asset performance in refineries

Advanced analytics use machine learning to simplify user experience, generate process data insights.

By Michael Risse
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics August 8, 2019

Accelerate business outcomes using the cloud

Users need to be able to capture more precise insights at the edge and make real-time intelligent decisions in the cloud to make the Internet of Things (IoT) valuable.

By Jane Howell