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An MIT-invented model demonstrates an understanding of some basic “intuitive physics” by registering “surprise” when objects in simulations move in unexpected ways, such as rolling behind a wall and not reappearing on the other side. Courtesy: Christine Daniloff, MIT
Other Networks December 5, 2019

Helping machines perceive some laws of physics

MIT researchers have designed a model that demonstrates an understanding of some basic “intuitive physics” about how objects should behave, which could improve artificial intelligence.

By Rob Matheson
At Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2019 Conference in Singapore, Senthil Kumar said that Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM) would help manufacturers make the digital transformations more efficiently. Courtesy: Aileen Jin, Control Engineering China
Other Networks December 5, 2019

Make digital twins easier to implement for manufacturing industries

International: Move from vision to reality: It’s time to embrace digital twins for manufacturing. Benefits include more efficient digital transformations and more effective asset monitoring and performance.

By Aileen Jin
Figure 1: This figure depicts how a single Type 1 hypervisor manages two virtual OSs on an industrial controller, a RTOS for real-time control and a guest OS for edge processing. Courtesy: Emerson
Other Networks December 4, 2019

Industrial virtualization heads to the plant floor

End users are comfortable with virtualization in their information technology (IT) server rooms and desktops, and many similar benefits now can be realized with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs).

By Vibhoosh Gupta
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks December 2, 2019

Ethernet/IP enhanced to integrate IO-Link devices

ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification, which outline how to integrate devices built to the IO-Link Communication Standard into CIP architectures

By ODVA
Figure 2: Real-time dashboards provide the information required for each level of the plant’s organization. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Other Networks December 2, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 25 to December 1

Articles about profit-driven operations, data acquisition, the Engineers' Choice finalists, smart instrumentation, and control system design best practices were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 25 to December 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Better control means getting useful information when needed to the right people, for smarter decisions. Intuitive dashboards showing plant parameters provide faster understanding, as shown at the 2019 Honeywell Users Group Americas meeting in June. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
Other Networks December 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, November 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in November 2019 included stories about the Engineers' Choice finalists, control system migration, information and the cloud, profit-driven operations, the future of industrial automation, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
In the chemical and process industries, the cost of technology is rising, especially given tighter process schedules — pluggable test disconnect terminals simplify servicing and maintenance. Courtesy: Phoenix Contact
Other Networks November 29, 2019

HART increasingly used for quick diagnostics

Pluggable disconnect terminals for process engineering control systems. HART can help control processes in 3 ways.

By Alan Sappe’ and Torsten Schloo
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks November 28, 2019

10 industrial Internet terms you should know

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released its Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report V2.2. See 10 terms IIC thinks you should know and see a link for more definitions.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Project execution with a new generation control system: Honeywell Experion PKS Honeywell Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) uses Lean project execution principles (the Honeywell LEAP process introduced in 2014), software and networking to decouple control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical input/output (I/O) devices. Modular designs allow multiple controllers to form one virtual controller. PKS stands for process knowledge system. Courtesy: Honeywell Process Solutions
Other Networks November 25, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 18-24

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, control system technologies, control system migration, industrial automation, and information and the cloud were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
There are many security challenges in industrial environments, but two of the most notable are a lack of visibility and insecure design, which can cause many problems for companies. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Other Networks November 22, 2019

Extend IT security to the plant floor

Cybersecurity is critical as information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) converge, which is the first step in making the transition between the two sides almost seamless.

By Chris Vavra