Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2021 included stories on COVID-19 prevention, process safety, industrial product purchasing, manufacturing processing and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Articles about face mask prototypes, industrial products, effective process safety, scalable IIoT networks and hiring engineers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 23-29, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Manufacturing supply chains continue to adapt to COVID-19
Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a small tabletop device that can detect COVID-19 from a saliva sample in about an hour.
Overall airport logistics automation sales only fell by 5% in 2020, from $4.3 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion in 2021, and is expected to have a gradual rebound in the next few years, according to Interact Analysis.
Manufacturing has changed a lot due to the COVID-19 pandemic as technologies thought to be happening down the road are happening now. Five key drivers are highlighted.
A practical solution for limited staffing adds assurance at the edge.
Interact Analysis said in June that good performances by the US, South Korea and China are offset by Europe and Japan, expected to make swift recoveries, and India and Brazil, where slow recoveries are expected. The semiconductor sector is holding back some manufacturing, and some inflation is expected.
Manufacturers remain resilient and strong in the wake of the pandemic, but there are steps they can take to be better prepared for the latest anomalous event.
Process engineers enabled with advanced analytics can have better operational control.