Networking and Security
The multiple business benefits of the smart factory range from a more efficient, agile, and transparent manufacturing process to a connected ecosystem that leads to greater bottom line efficiencies and a safer workplace. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Networking and Security February 6, 2019

Future plant design links data, operations

Manufacturers are ready to invest in next-gen digital production.

By Dr. Keshab Panda
Courtesy: Pemeco Consulting
Networking and Security January 28, 2019

From manufacturing execution to supply chain management: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jonathan Gross answered questions about topics such as Industrie 4.0's relevance and FDA requirements for manufacturing execution systems (MES).

By Jonathan Gross
Cybersecurity
Figure 1: Cyber threats are proliferating due to increased information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) integration, along with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and open process automation (OPA) initiatives. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Cybersecurity February 18, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about plant cybersecurity management, the 2019 Engineers' Choice awards, control systems, future plant design, and the System Integration Giants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Ethernet
Control Engineering 2019 Engineers' Choice Awards
Ethernet February 4, 2019

2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Wireless
Siemens Simatic Automation Tool, Software to Manage Automation Components in Commissioning, Maintenance, and Service won a 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Software - Control design category. Courtesy: Siemens
Wireless February 20, 2019

Software can automate devices and systems

Machine manufacturers benefit from software that allows them to stay operational with their many automation devices while cutting costs and staying independent of an engineering framework.

By Jana Kocianova
Other Networks
Courtesy: CFE Media
Other Networks February 19, 2019

The human aspect of cyber-physical systems

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are exploring and developing the human aspect of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), which are going to have a larger role in society.

By Gregory Hale
I/O Systems, I/O Modules
Figure 2: One-cable technology (OCT) minimizes cabling concerns by providing power and signal for HMI hardware, servo systems and other field components through a variety of connector types. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
I/O Systems, I/O Modules December 7, 2018

The best cable management strategy is foresight in selecting components

Reduce or eliminate unnecessary cables through pluggable I/O terminals and one-cable strategies in control cabinets and machines.

By Sree Potluri