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Manufacturing ERP data can track quality issues, optimize supply chain operations, and improve material flow, plant layout, inventory management, production scheduling and other areas. Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media

Eight steps to get ready for ERP

In a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, the CEO understands the ERP business... » more

5 Cloud ERP considerations: Stay current with timely resources

Before deciding whether or not to implement Cloud ERP, a company should consider the benefits but... » more

MIT engineers have produced wrinkle-free graphene through a layer-resolved graphene transfer (LRGT) process, using an adhesive-like layer of nickel to peel graphene from silicon carbide. By then placing the graphene on an oxidized wafer of silicon, the na

Researchers are ironing out graphene's wrinkles

Engineers have developed a method to make graphene, touted as a potential successor to silicon,... » more

Determining insurance's role for cybersecurity incidents

Cybersecurity is one thing, but figuring out where insurance fits into the big picture is not so... » more

The IoT's impact on process manufacturing environments

The Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing world is about data and how to get more of it.... » more

Being fluent in multiple platforms can be a helpful tool in the automation field for engineers and integrators and can give the engineer the ability to solve more problems and be a better, more rounded engineer. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies

Four reasons to be fluent in multiple platforms

Being fluent in multiple platforms can be a helpful tool in the automation field for engineers and... » more

Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

Manufacturing ERP data can track quality issues, optimize supply chain operations, and improve material flow, plant layout, inventory management, production scheduling and other areas. Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media MIT engineers have produced wrinkle-free graphene through a layer-resolved graphene transfer (LRGT) process, using an adhesive-like layer of nickel to peel graphene from silicon carbide. By then placing the graphene on an oxidized wafer of silicon, the na Being fluent in multiple platforms can be a helpful tool in the automation field for engineers and integrators and can give the engineer the ability to solve more problems and be a better, more rounded engineer. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company

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Feedback cable series for abrasive applications

Helukabel's TOPSERV and TOPGEBER servomotor power and feedback cables have received a heat-resistance upgrade from 80 to 90°C and are designed for dynamic drag chain applications where continuous flexing and high abrasion...

Splicing connectors for grounding and bonding

Wago's 221 Lever-Nut splicing connectors are now UL467 Listed for grounding and bonding and feature spring connection technology, which provides well-defined contact points and high contact force for each wire for safe and...

Rocker switch series for harsh environments

Apem’s KH series of rocker switches are protected against accidental actuation with a protection guard for harsh environments.

Electrical wire line for industrial applications

AutomationDirect's line of electrical wire for industrial applications includes 20-gauge MTW wire with heat and moisture-resistant, color-coded or striped, insulating PVC jackets.

Transformers for harsh operating environments

Bourns' G.Fast SM51430EL and the LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T SM51625EL transformer are designed to comply with IEEE802.3 standards and can be used in harsh operating environments.

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Real-world HMI design considerations for improved...

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Covers developments in system integration from the highest levels down to the more exacting issues involving control components and buses.

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