Wireless August 4, 2022

Three ways to build reliable wireless communications for AGVs

When building AGVs and AS/RS systems, there are three factors machine OEMs and system integrators should be aware of.

By Calvin Chuko
Wireless July 24, 2022

Enabling 5G wireless communication through beam management

Novel beam management practices for 5G wireless technology are being developed to provide a reliable solution for mmWave communication.

By Rachel Rose
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Wireless May 21, 2022

Project designed to enhance wireless system resilience

Texas A&M project aims to advance the resiliency of next-generation wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing and computing systems.

By Rachel Rose
Courtesy: LoRa Alliance
Wireless May 19, 2022

Wireless protocol supports end-to-end IPv6

LoRaWAN now seamlessly supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) from end-to-end, which will increase its applicability for smart buildings, manufacturing and more.

By LoRa Alliance
Figure 1: IO-Link protocol is used to connect intelligent edge devices to the factory network. Courtesy: Control Engineering Europe.
Wireless May 8, 2022

Implementing small and energy-efficient field sensors

IO-Link is a standardized technology that regulates how sensors and actuators in industrial systems interact with a controller.

By Suhel Dahani
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Wireless April 24, 2022

Secure remote access via public 5G network

There is a lot of potential for 5G for industrial applications where remote access to distance equipment is required.

By Sander Rotmensen
Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Wireless April 18, 2022

Wireless instrumentation communication propels plant processes

Using Bluetooth, WirelessHART and cloud connections, plants and facilities are leveraging increased process and diagnostic data to enhance operational efficiency and decrease downtime.

By Tim Shope
Courtesy: ATC Diversified Electronics, Marsh Bellofram
Wireless February 14, 2022

Product advice: How remote process monitoring, alerts save time, money

An industrial wireless input/output (I/O) device connected to process sensors, customizable thresholds and remote monitoring accomplish more with less, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Jeff Boyd
Courtesy: InHand Networks
Wireless February 13, 2022

Product advice: How cloud and edge coordinate, thrive in the IIoT era

With efficient cloud and edge coordination, edge devices provide a better understanding of what’s going on in the field, work efficiently and deliver a better user experience, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product. See four steps toward a cloud and edge Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem.

By Annie Liu
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Wireless February 5, 2022

How industrial 5G supports the metallurgical industry

Industrial wireless using 5G provides real-time communication between an airborne control system and a remote-control center, for automated operation of the stacker reclaimer, reducing the safety risk and the labor cost.

By Stone Shi