Networking and Security
Networking and Security March 28, 2019

Online training course for smart manufacturing

MESA International's on-demand course The Journey to Smart Manufacturing covers the fourth industrial revolution and what it will mean for manufacturers.

By MESA International
Simulation can provide detailed visualization of a line in an existing production facility. Courtesy: Dennis Group
Networking and Security March 28, 2019

Optimize production line design with simulation modeling

Simulation modeling, used properly, can identify and remove risks, maximize value, and help produce successful outcomes. Ask these five questions to ensure the model reflects realistic behavior and constraints.

By Christy Starner
Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity June 18, 2019

Providing security data in context for operators

Operators need to know the quality of that data within the proper context as the volume of data continues to increase to better prepare them for potential cyber attacks and other malicious events.

By Gregory Hale
Ethernet
Figure 1. Bypass and configured packages include a replaceable variable frequency drive. Courtesy: Yaskawa
Ethernet June 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, May 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in May 2019 included stories about VFDs, safe human-robot interaction, sustainable cybersecurity, object-oriented programming, the Career and Salary Survey, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Wireless
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Wireless June 17, 2019

Organizations struggling to understand, realize potential IoT benefits

A survey by Longview IoT and Informa Engage finds that companies are still struggling to understand the benefits the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide to their company.

By Longview IoT
Other Networks
Harting to be a collaborative partner in a development project to retrofit legacy protocol plastic injection molding machines with an integrated Industrie 4.0 digital control system that is also linked with its factory-wide MES/ERP system. Courtesy: Harting/Control Engineering Europe
Other Networks June 17, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 10-16

Articles about the Career and Salary Survey, retrofitting Industrie 4.0, power storage capabilities, alarm management and process safety, and choosing the right HMI were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 10-16. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
I/O Systems, I/O Modules
Older architectures for mobile access present problems, but newer implementations provide greatly simplified solutions. Courtesy: Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules June 13, 2019

Finding common ground between industrial automation and mobile technology

Mobile technologies are challenging traditional data handling practices as they move into the industrial arena.

By Benson Hougland