Info Management

Courtesy: CFE Media
Info Management July 30, 2019

Making things work as part of the IIoT

Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Suzanne Gill
A good best practice is to keep all electrical drawings in one file and name the file with the system or machine number or something that everyone involved will recognize. Courtesy: Avanceon
Info Management June 27, 2019

Organizing drawing files for engineering, IT departments

Having correct and accurate drawing sets are a common challenge for plant engineering and information technology (IT) departments, but there are ways to make it easier.

By Gary Walker


Courtesy: CFE Media
HMI, OI August 16, 2019

Industrial drive specification criteria for success

The key to selecting an industrial drive is to understand how that drive has been designed and constructed to operate in conjunction with other machines and control systems.

By Paul Streatfield


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

PLM, Control Design

PLM, Control Design May 31, 2019

3D printing presents industry opportunities

The recent broadening in knowledge and understanding about 3D printing and additive manufacturing have generated new business ideas and opportunities ranging from home hobby machines to printing buildings on other planets.

By Andrew Watts, Newtecnic, Los Angeles

Manufacturing IT, MES

There are many AI solutions suited for use in industrial automation. These include open source software and applications based on machine learning (ML). Courtesy: Omron Automation/Control Engineering Europe
Manufacturing IT, MES August 21, 2019

Five steps to implement AI on the factory floor

Companies should be looking to benefit from the potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence and edge computing for business success and competitive advantage.

By Tim Foreman

Industrial PCs

An illustration shows several arrangements of rhenium diselenide and molybdenum diselenide, which form a razor-sharp junction where they meet in a new transition metal dichalcogenide created at Rice University. The material is scalable and its band gap tunable for optoelectronics. Courtesy: Ajayan Research Group/Rice University
Industrial PCs August 16, 2019

Tunable 2-D material developed for optoelectronics, advanced computing

Rice University researchers are developing 2-D transition metal dichalcogenides, which could be useful for optoelectronic applications and quantum computing.

By Mike Williams