Coronavirus, COVID-19

System Integration December 9, 2020

Pandemic transforms the system integration industry

We are determined to use forethought, creativity and resilience to help the association and its members meet this challenge and not only survive the transition but thrive

By Jose M. Rivera
Courtesy: ANDRITZ Automation Ltd.
System Integrators December 9, 2020

Andritz Automation Ltd., System Integrator of the Year, 2021

Andritz Automation is the 2021 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. Adam Creery, PE, vice president, automation solutions at ANDRITZ Automation discussed his company’s approach in an interview with CFE Media.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Applied Control Engineering Inc.
System Integration December 9, 2020

Applied Control Engineering Inc., is System Integrator of the Year, 2021

Applied Control Engineering Inc., is the 2021 System Integrator of the Year for the Mid-Sized System Integrator Category. Ian Burns, PE, president of ACE, discussed how the company is finding new ways to work with companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: The JDI Group, Inc.
System Integration December 9, 2020

The JDI Group Inc., is System Integrator of the Year, 2021

The JDI Group Inc., is the 2021 System Integrator of the Year for the Small System Integrator Category. Giants. Mike King, principal and director of operations at The JDI Group Inc. spoke with CFE Media about its success and managing projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Yaskawa Motoman
Robotics December 8, 2020

The need for robotic offline programming in a COVID-19 world

Offline robot programming platforms are increasingly being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four scenarios, key programming features and perks are highlighted.

By Michael Castor
Courtesy: California Institute of Technology
Robotics December 7, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

Articles about how robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19, VFD parameter changes, the true value of data, connecting automation and predictive maintenance, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering December 2, 2020

Manufacturing index stays strong in November

The purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) drops from the 2-year high in October to 57.5%, but still records its seventh straight month of growth.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Safety December 2, 2020

Contactless measurement developed for COVID-19 tests

A contactless measurement system that could help detect illnesses such as COVID-19 has been developed by University of Michigan researchers.

By Catharine June
The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University is proactively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Marc Hall, NC State
PPE December 2, 2020

Institute receives grant to improve mask materials

North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) received a $400,000 grant to investigate improving the properties of materials they’re using for masks and respirators.

By Laura Oleniacz
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Business of Engineering November 30, 2020

China, U.S. leading manufacturing charge from COVID-19 shock

Global manufacturing economic forecasts in the wake of COVID-19 have improved thanks to stronger than expected recoveries from the U.S. and China, but there is a long road to recovery, particularly for some key industries.

By Adrian Lloyd