Coronavirus, COVID-19

Courtesy: Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Business of Engineering August 11, 2020

Manufacturing technology orders reach its highest point in 2020

Manufacturing technology orders soared to $346.7 million in June, a 56% increase over the previous month, but still down 6% from the same period in 2019.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Automation August 10, 2020

Redefining the boundaries of automation

Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science, says George Walker.

By George Walker
Courtesy: ABB
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 10, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 3-9, 2020

Articles about the value of digital transformation during COVID-19, programmable logic controllers, electronic flow measurement, IIoT and edge computing, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 3-9, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
The Multiscale Integrated Technology Solutions team works in the lab. Courtesy: Indiana University
Safety August 5, 2020

Copper used to make reusable masks safer, easier to use

A patented technology is being used to manufacture reusable face masks using copper, which can help improve filter performance and disabling airborne virus particles.

By Indiana University
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering
PLCs, PACs August 4, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2020 included stories about programmable logic controllers, re-entering the workplace after COVID-19, data management, ladder logic, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Lavoro Technologies
Remote Monitoring August 4, 2020

Cloud solutions enable remote work productivity, without replacing SCADA

Use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used

By Eric Fidler
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: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering August 3, 2020

Manufacturing index grows for third straight month

The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing manufacturers' index reported a 1.6% increase to 54.2%, which is the third straight month of growth.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Glenn Asakawa, University of Colorado Boulder
Labs, Research August 3, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 27 to Aug. 2, 2020

Articles about programmable logic controllers, personal protective equipment, new COVID-19 test developments, data management, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 27 to Aug 2, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics August 2, 2020

Robotic software improves robot health

Industrial robotic software, industrial networks and cloud-based technologies are helping to improve industrial robotic health, improve robotic uptime and better manage robotic assets.

By Mark T. Hoske