Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics

Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 17, 2018

Optimize machine metrics with a machine-as-a-service model, blockchain

Machine as a service (MaaS) and blockchain manage and secure machine data and transactions. Blockchain, while known for its use in the financial world, is being used by Steamchain, a start-up company, to provide secure financial and machine information design to help end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

By Mark T. Hoske, Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 16, 2018

Internet group announces IIoT resource hub and track and trace testbed updates

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the IIC Resource Hub, which provides update to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) resources as well as an update to its track and trace testbed.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Courtesy: Control Engineering China
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 16, 2018

Industrial cloud platforms need to demonstrate value

Control Engineering China: While GE seeks to sell its digital assets, cloud platform developers need to more consistently explain customer value, offer better applications, and be patient.

By Stone Shi
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 13, 2018

Easier machine connectivity, communications add value

Think again: Machine tool original equipment manufacturers, automation suppliers to OEMs, system integrators, and end users at IMTS 2018 find value in easier machine connectivity, communications, and visualization. Are you watching others or participating?

By Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 4, 2018

Leveraging cloud services for smart manufacturing

Companies need to determine how much of the manufacturing system will be on the cloud to maximize the benefits to each organization and its customers. Consider cloud services, analytics, supplier connections, and distributed data via blockchain.

By Conrad Leiva, MESA International
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics October 4, 2018

Automation interfaces advance

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and other operator interface devices are being pushed to the edge of rugged applications to combine the best features of classic interfaces with modern commercial technologies.

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics September 30, 2018

Ethernet moves closer to process controls

International: The latest developments to the Advanced Physical Layer (APL) project to enable Ethernet for process applications were reported at the 2018 ACHEMA exhibition by three standards-based organizations for process automation suppliers. The goal is a ruggedized, two-wire, loop-powered Ethernet physical layer.

By Suzanne Gill, Control Engineering Europe
Figure 3. Optimization cycle. Courtesy: Stress Engineering Services
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics September 28, 2018

Digital twins support FPS asset integrity management

Strength comes from global performance model integrated with measured data.

By Scot McNeill, David Renzi, and Dilip Maniar
Figure 1. The framework addresses challenges associated with geological and geophysical data, without undue geo-referencing or geo-spatial processing. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics September 27, 2018

A defined methodology better manages subsurface data

Technologies facilitate deep data diving for exploration in oil & gas industry.

By Prabhakar Shetty