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Tulip's manufacturing apps can provide workers with instructions, data, and a way to communicate with managers. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Tulip
Other Networks August 2, 2019

Software developed to empower workers on the factory floor

Tulip, an MIT spinout company, has developed a customizable manufacturing app platform that connects people, machines and sensors to optimize processes on a shop floor.

By Zach Winn
Emerging technologies are solving the problem of unconnectable assets, providing data from legacy systems to people on the shop floor. Courtesy: Fluke
Other Networks August 2, 2019

Modern technologies solve industrial cybersecurity needs

Emerging condition monitoring software and devices have ingrained cybersecurity that helps bring legacy systems and processes into the modern era.

By Edward Valencia
Figure 2: Ladder logic programming example; LL is the most commonly used PLC programing, most closely resembling circuit diagrams used for relays. Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Other Networks August 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2019 included stories about PLC programming languages, connecting a PLC to the internet, digitalization advantages, choosing the right enclosure, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Industrial controllers such as this traditional PLC/PAC, are typically installed in control panels local to the equipment or processes they monitor and automate. Courtesy: Opto 22
Other Networks July 30, 2019

Evaluate controller options for industrial applications

Choosing the best industrial controller requires evaluation of automation, communication and security needs.

By Benson Hougland
Figure 3: Don’t integrate computers on the manufacturing floor without protection in mind. Courtesy: Armagard
Other Networks July 29, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 22-28

Articles about computer integration, data analytics, HMI safety, mobile devices, and smart manufacturing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Ondas Networks
Other Networks July 28, 2019

The network the oil & gas industry needs

The case for private wireless, mission-critical communications networks.

By Kathy Nelson, P.E.
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks July 26, 2019

Anomaly detection can prevent cyber attacks

Understanding what devices a manufacturer has working on a network is important, but the next step is to take that knowledge and move toward prevention.

By Gregory Hale
Karthik Pattabiraman, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of British Columbia, is trying to make smart meters hackproof. Courtesy: University of British Columbia/ISSSource
Other Networks July 19, 2019

Researchers trying to make smart meters hackproof

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are developing an automated program in development aimed at improving the security of these devices and boosting security in the smart grid.

By Gregory Hale
Users need to consider value, design flexibility, and potential modifications when choosing an enclosure for a manufacturing application. Courtesy: Rittal
Other Networks July 15, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 8-14

Articles about selecting an enclosure, using context with the IIoT, cybersecurity best practices, digitalization advantages, and connecting a PLC were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 8-14. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Other Networks July 12, 2019

Global cybersecurity alliance to accelerate education, readiness

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance will assemble a global group of stakeholders from end-user companies, control system vendors, information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other industry affiliates.

By International Society of Automation (ISA)