Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Safety February 16, 2021

Change packaging to meet grocery delivery demand

Food manufacturers may have to adapt their packaging to meet the requirements of grocery delivery due to COVID-19.

By Sean O'Brien
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 15, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 8-14, 2021

Articles about the 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 8-14, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Cybersecurity February 10, 2021

Students learn to secure cyber networks, data

USC’s Intelligence and Cyber Operation Program (INCO) is designed to train students to proactively identify cybersecurity issues with an interdisciplinary approach.

By Avni Shah
Grantek Engineer-in-a-Box connects cloud-hosted industrial development software to devices, when and where it’s needed, without sacrificing security. It received 2021 Engineers’ Choice recognition in the Cybersecurity category. Courtesy: Grantek
Cybersecurity February 7, 2021

Secure, remote industrial access

How can remote access be granted to industrial facilities without increasing cybersecurity risks? Hardware, software and services are helping resolve the secure remote access challenges for manufacturers.

By Jacob Chapman
Courtesy: Industrial Internet Consortium
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 5, 2021

IoT-enabled process validation system for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

An Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-enabled global process validation system with advanced process control (APC) capabilities can accelerate manufacturing efficiency, production capacity and reduce production cycle time for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

By Ramya Mopidevi
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 2, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2021 included stories about top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), using IIoT for a more energy-efficient pump environment, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Business of Engineering February 1, 2021

Manufacturing industry records growth for eighth straight month

January manufacturing index slides a bit from December to 58.7%, but industry still showing strength.

By Chris Vavra
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Robotics January 31, 2021

Non-automotive robotic orders surpass automotive orders in 2020

Robotic orders for 2020 were 3.5% higher than 2019 with non-automotive robotic orders surpassing automotive orders for the first time ever, according to the Robotic Industries Association. 

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
LASER-D, developed by USC Viterbi researchers, is an animal-like robot that can crawl, crouch and disinfect surfaces and objects to fight COVID-19. Courtesy: Quan Nguyen, USC Viterbi
Robotics January 27, 2021

Disinfection robot developed to halt COVID-19 spread

A team of USC master’s students created a disinfection robot called LASER-D to use on COVID-19 prevention. See video.

By Avni Shah
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AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Jan. 18-24, 2021

Articles about wastewater surveillance tracking, COVID-19 infections, using IIoT for a more energy-efficient pump environment, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Jan. 18-24, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay