Manufacturing IT, MES

Courtesy: Lavoro Technologies
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing September 9, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, August 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2020 included stories about edge computing and IIoT, PLCs, digital transformation, COVID-19 developments, personal protective equipment, automation, SCADA, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Control Engineering China
Automation August 19, 2020

Auto manufacturers are leveraging AR/VR technologies to address COVID-19

More than a third of auto manufacturers are implementing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies to address COVID-19 social distancing and other challenges according to a survey by Grid Raster.

By Grid Raster
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Automation August 10, 2020

Redefining the boundaries of industrial automation

Production challenges do not wait on IT developments and automation technology advances enable data access and use from almost anywhere.

By George Walker
Courtesy: Emerson
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 7, 2020

Augmented reality tools: A digital bridge for the skill gap

Augmented reality (AR) is changing the way manufacturers work in the field. See three benefits of augmented reality and three examples of how AR helps users.

By Anna Velena, Vineesh Kapoor
Courtesy: PTC
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 4, 2020

COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation

Industrial organizations are realizing digital transformation value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rapid production changes, enterprise-wide connectivity, and a shift from proof of concept to proof of value for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.

By Sean Callahan
Courtesy: Cirrus Link
Oil and Gas July 30, 2020

Modernize electronic flow measurement with MQTT

MQTT is a publish/subscribe, extremely simple and lightweight messaging protocol

By Arlen Nipper
Courtesy: McEnery Automation
Data Acquisition, DAQ July 29, 2020

How to put digitalization to work

Digitalization applies software solutions that use data to improve or transform business processes; digital transformation can include many digitalization projects

By Michael McEnery
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering July 23, 2020

Manufacturers looking to be more flexible, analytical in wake of COVID-19

A survey of German and U.S. manufacturers found many have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking to become more flexible and more dependent on data, maintenance models.

By Relayr
Courtesy: Siemens Industry, Inc.
AI and Machine Learning July 22, 2020

Drive train with AI, machine learning delivered to refinery

Siemens Large Drive Applications delivered a drive train, which includes artificial intelligence and machine learning to Deer Park Refinery located in Houston, Tex., one of the nation's largest refineries.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
This sensor can be buried to continuously measure water tension in soil, a reading that can be related to soil water content. It's part of a cyber-physical agriculture system being developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Courtesy: Liang Dong, Iowa State University
AI and Machine Learning July 19, 2020

Cyber-physical system developed to improve agriculture production

Researchers are developing a cyber-physical system (CPS) that improves agriculture production by constantly monitoring fields at near single-plant resolution, predicts productivity and helps farmers manage their water and fertilizer use.

By Mike Krapfl