Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics

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Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing March 6, 2020

Skills for the edge computing revolution

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent, and it’s imperative for engineers to get in on the action. Learn four skills engineers can develop to be better prepared.

By Josh Eastburn
Figure 1: By integrating data into the cloud, an environment is created for cross-sectional analysis, with third-party consultants able to perform high-precision analysis and provide suggestions for optimizing production. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics March 3, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, February 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in February 2020 included stories about the Engineers' Choice winners, intelligent cloud use, intuitive HMI screens, advanced process control and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Virtualization, Cloud Analytics February 17, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 10-16

Articles about the Engineers' Choice winners, intelligent cloud use, safety systems, integrators and 3-D printing, and cybersecurity effectiveness were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 10-16. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: By integrating data into the cloud, an environment is created for cross-sectional analysis, with third-party consultants able to perform high-precision analysis and provide suggestions for optimizing production. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics January 31, 2020

Intelligent use of cloud sharpens operational insight

Cloud-based wireless sensing enables safety, reliability and profits through widespread asset monitoring

By Simon Rogers
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Virtualization, Cloud Analytics January 11, 2020

Automation approaches to use when market growth slows

Fast-growing areas for automation, according to analysts include edge computing, cloud computing, data analysis, machine learning and industrial network security. Despite the slower growth in some other areas of automation, these emerging technologies are growing at double-digit rates.

By Stone Shi
Maurizio Pazzini, vice president of technical enablement and product support, Siemens Digital Industries Software Italy. Courtesy: Control Engineering Poland and Siemens
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics January 5, 2020

The future of design and manufacturing

International: A product lifecycle management conference in Europe helped demonstrate the future of design and manufacturing. New PLM tools advance digital twin technology applications, manufacturing execution, quality control, and other areas. In cloud-based implementations, 5G wireless will help.

By Michael Majchrzak
BayCIX, an IT systems and service provider in Landshut, Germany, suggested that Loibl Förderanlagen used SEH Technology devices to communicate to a Messer steel-cutting machine and eliminate outdated PC-based operating system software with a virtualization design. Courtesy: SEH Computertechnik GmbH
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics January 2, 2020

Machine retrofit: Network, virtualization

An industrial conveyor manufacturer needed to put computer-aided design (CAD) software into the cloud, eliminate outdated Microsoft Windows 7 PC software, and keep a steel cutter with RS-232 communications connected to receive CAD outputs. See two virtualization obstacles.

By Jeorg Hecke
Figure 1: This figure depicts how a single Type 1 hypervisor manages two virtual OSs on an industrial controller, a RTOS for real-time control and a guest OS for edge processing. Courtesy: Emerson
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics December 4, 2019

Industrial virtualization heads to the plant floor

End users are comfortable with virtualization in their information technology (IT) server rooms and desktops, and many similar benefits now can be realized with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs).

By Vibhoosh Gupta
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics November 18, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 11-17

Articles about information and the cloud, control panel building tips, the Engineers' Choice finalists, control system migration, and the Motor Drives Study were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics November 11, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 4-10

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, information and the cloud, control system migration, wet and flooded motors, and IIoT project tips were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra