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Other Networks 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
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Other Networks 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
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
Older architectures for mobile access present problems, but newer implementations provide greatly simplified solutions. Courtesy: Opto 22
Other Networks 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
Figure: Comparison of transactional data extraction to the more sophisticated requirements of industrial data extraction across a number of factors. Courtesy: HighByte
Other Networks June 12, 2019

Improve industrial data integration with ETL software

Extract, transform, load (ETL) software can help improve data gathering for operations technology (OT) applications, but there are major challenges with data integration that companies need to overcome.

By John Harrington
A new photonic chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light, with simulations suggesting it could run optical neural networks 10 million times more efficiently than its electrical counterparts. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Other Networks June 12, 2019

Neural network chip developed to use light instead of electricity

MIT researchers have developed a photonic chip that uses light instead of electricity and is process massive neural networks more efficiently.

By Rob Matheson
System-integrated motion design software promotes proactive machine design by making it easier to match motor and drive equipment to all mechanical machine components. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Other Networks June 11, 2019

CNC technology developments help engineers cut corners in all the right ways

Cover Story: Automation technologies continue convergence across platforms and computer numerical control (CNC) technology advances, along with faster control hardware and software, allow engineers to complete more accurate cuts in less time.

By Matt Prellwitz
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 8, 2019

Retrofitting Industrie 4.0 for digital control systems

Ypsomed, a medical technology company, was able to retrofit Industrie 4.0 digital control systems onto its legacy plastic injection molding machines.

By Suzanne Gill
Mike Brooks is senior director of asset performance at Aspen Tech. Courtesy: Aspen Tech
Other Networks June 5, 2019

Beyond the buzz: How IIoT helps manage reliability

Predictive maintenance data is altering the plant landscape.

By Mike Brooks
If a mobile device is lost, it’s vital the industrial apps are wiped, and that plant access is terminated immediately. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Other Networks June 5, 2019

Adapting to the new mobile device landscape

Using mobile devices on the plant floor offers many potential benefits, but the right approach is a must because of safety and cybersecurity concerns.

By Travis Cox