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Figure 2: EASA and Plant Engineering (CFE Media) research included asset management strategies for motors and rotating equipment. Those who lag in adopting asset monitoring technologies may risk losing business to those who do. Courtesy: EASA and Plant Engineering
Other Networks August 16, 2019

Motors, fans, pumps, compressors: IIoT avoids downtime

Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: CFE Media
Other Networks August 16, 2019

Industrial drive specification criteria for success

The key to selecting an industrial drive is to understand how that drive has been designed and constructed to operate in conjunction with other machines and control systems.

By Paul Streatfield
Wireless mobile solutions sensors are compact, energy-efficient and designed to work with a variety of mobile device to provide a simple solution for portable and diagnostic applications. Courtesy: Parker Hannifin Corp.
Other Networks August 14, 2019

Take baby steps on IIoT

Collect usable data as the first step toward effective analysis.

By Tim Faillo
By 2021, an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs across the globe will be unfilled according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The WVU Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering hopes to help plug the demand with a project called ‘ACCESS’ that cultivates cybersecurity experts through scholarships. Courtesy: West Virginia University
Other Networks August 13, 2019

University receives award to prepare students for cybersecurity jobs

West Virginia University has received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare students for cybersecurity jobs with a project called "ACCESS," which cultivates cybersecurity experts through scholarships and education.

By Jake Stump
A new Emerson solutions center in China brings a new digital factory experience to local users by introducing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to help process manufacturing enterprises in China effectively realize digital transformation. Courtesy: Control Engineering China
Other Networks August 10, 2019

Virtual reality’s benefits for machine maintenance in processing applications

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can help maintenance engineers in process industries such as the food industry repair industry and reduce potential downtime.

By George Walker
Figure 1: Long-life lithium batteries serve to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling some low-power devices to operate maintenance-free for up to 40 years. Courtesy: Tadiran Batteries
Other Networks August 9, 2019

Achieving long battery life with remote wireless devices

A lower self-discharge rate leads to longer operating life for batteries and a lower cost of ownership for remote wireless devices.

By Sol Jacobs
Other Networks August 8, 2019

Accelerate business outcomes using the cloud

Users need to be able to capture more precise insights at the edge and make real-time intelligent decisions in the cloud to make the Internet of Things (IoT) valuable.

By Jane Howell
Implementing safety systems helps ensure employees can work with peace of mind. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Other Networks August 8, 2019

Four steps to safer plant machinery

Risk assessment is one key – and don’t forget the data.

By Tim Loria, Allen Tubbs, and Joaquin Ocampo
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks August 7, 2019

Industrial cybersecurity strategies need a new approach

While Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enhancing the digital and connectivity capabilities of industrial control systems (ICSs) it has also opened the floodgates to serious cybersecurity risks.

By Suzanne Gill
The results from the IIoT Readiness Survey regarding the biggest challenges that organizations face with implementing IIoT indicates lack of knowledge and workplace culture are among the biggest challenges. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Other Networks August 3, 2019

IIoT’s effects on the motor industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies realize a greater return on investment (ROI) for plant-floor motors, but companies need to know what they seek and want.

By Ivan Campos