Research: For 2021, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), control system integration, instrumentation, industrial wireless, industrial PCs, industrial Ethernet, and advanced process control are among hot topics; 18 topics are in the top 10; 62 are in the top 20.
Delivering the right human-machine interface (HMI) experience is critical whenever people need to interact with automation.
CU Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials just 5 nm thick, which they hope can help scientists design tinier and more efficient computer circuits, semiconductors and other technologies.
With the rise of 5G in manufacturing, effective edge computing requires consideration of industrial PCs (IPCs) at the edge.
MIT engineers have developed a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.
Ladder logic is challenging for industrial programming, but it is a valuable skill for engineers looking to enhance their skill set.
An MIT-designed miniature “squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers at room temperature, which could enable better laser precision for quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.
PDS IG Equipment doubles window film throughput compared to the industry standard by using EtherCAT and PC-based control.
University of Wisconsin researchers have constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on wooden film, which has the potential to decrease the size of control system devices and systems.
Rice University researchers found that excitons can be manipulated in new and useful ways, which could be beneficial for electronic, spintronic and quantum computing applications.