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The new age digital engineering practices help enable new business models that unlock greater value for enterprises and increase the value proposition for those involved. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services Ltd.
Other Networks October 15, 2019

Digital engineering practices enhance technologies of tomorrow

Digitalization: By integrating digital, physical and virtual realities, digital engineering redefines product development and manufacturing. Digital engineering accelerates development of next-generation smart products, services and operations.

By Narayanan Ramanathan
EZAutomation explained how easy-to-set up edge devices help IIoT at the 2019 Inductive Automation Ignition Community Conference. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Other Networks October 13, 2019

Eight IIoT project tips

Think Again: If you’re stalled with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations or haven’t begun, consider these eight expert tips.

By Mark T. Hoske
The compact Beckhoff Automation EtherCAT EJ boards reduce footprint on VMek hardware. Standard LED lights, which can be seen through a window on the Metrix and Element machines, provide EtherCAT diagnostic information for operators. VMek sorting machines include the Metrix Analytic Lab Color Sorter and Element Analytic Production Color Sorter. Courtesy: Kevin Blackburn
Other Networks October 11, 2019

High-speed vision sorting technology records rapid improvement with industrial Ethernet

VMek enhances networking hardware for color sorting with pluggable EtherCAT industrial Ethernet input/output (I/O) modules that reduce costs, equipment footprint and time to market.

By James Figy
Other Networks October 9, 2019

Defining the details of a wireless network installation

When starting to design a wireless network, it is important to define the who, what, when, where, and why of the installation, and what each aspect means for a company and those involved.

By Justin Shade
A system designed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere enables interconnected smart devices to cooperatively pinpoint their positions in noisy environments where GPS usually fails, which is useful for emerging “localization-of-things” applications. Courtesy: Christine Daniloff, MIT
Other Networks October 6, 2019

Location-aware system helps smart devices find their position

A system developed by MIT researchers helps networks of smart devices cooperate to find their positions in noisy environments where GPS usually fails, which could be helpful in supply chain monitoring, autonomous navigation and more.

By Rob Matheson
More effective generation of robotic weld paths can result from artificial intelligence applications. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services Ltd.
Other Networks October 5, 2019

Decode hybrid AI system potential

New artificial intelligence (AI) software will contribute to the creation of more competitive sensor systems. Using ambient intelligence and a mix of AI tools will advance AI technology effectiveness. Hybrid AI can help with automation, manufacturing and robotics.

By Ashish Khushu
Thanks to fast activation of new functions via software apps, machine developers can create a basic machine type and then, depending on which apps are selected, equip it with different functions and features as per the application requirements. Courtesy: Festo
Other Networks October 4, 2019

New ways to increase productivity with smart systems

Intelligent pneumatics offer flexibility in the age of Industry 4.0, and technology advances such as cyber-physical systems (CPSs) can help valves achieve greater connectivity and intelligence.

By Sandro Quintero
Courtesy: CFE Media, Stratus Technologies
Other Networks October 3, 2019

Survey respondents show edge computing optimism

End users are optimistic about edge computing’s ability to transform industrial automation processes, according to research by Stratus Technologies and CFE Media.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks September 26, 2019

Manufacturers need to prepare for cyber threats

While industry sectors are starting to automate their processes to help increase productivity and efficiency and this requires greater connectivity, which also can expose systems to attack. 

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks September 22, 2019

Simplifying digital migration

There are many ways industrial communications are supporting and simplifying the digital migration process.

By Suzanne Gill