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Safety March 23, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 16-22, 2020

Articles about coronavirus effects on manufacturers and engineers, internet exchange world record and partial-stroke testing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: DE-CIX
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 17, 2020

Internet exchange world record achieved at Frankfurt

The Deutsche commercial internet exchange (DE-CIX) set a world record with more than 9 terabits per second data throughput at Frankfurt internet exchange.

By DE-CIX
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Data Acquisition, DAQ March 10, 2020

Software readiness for data analytics and Big Data

Expand industrial data access and get more out of it with tools such as message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT), which can help manufacturers realize Industry 4.0’s benefits.

By Travis Cox
Courtesy: FieldComm Group
System Integration March 9, 2020

Standards capture stranded data, help with device design, data integration

Standards update: Integrated systems and standards help support advanced information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) collaboration and optimization in three key ways. Also see four advantages of future process automation facilities.

By Ted Masters
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 5, 2020

Organization announces metro testbed for urban rail sector

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the Long Term Evolution (LTE) for Metro Testbed, which shows the feasibility of adapting LTE for Metro technologies for the urban rail sector.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Courtesy: Seeq Corp.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 25, 2020

Use IIoT to improve OEE, increasing ROI

Case-use examples illustrate the point

By Michael Risse
There is the potential for 5G to become a de facto standard for wireless communications throughout the plant – from field level up to the cloud and all the layers in between. Courtesy: New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 30, 2020

5G can help SCADA systems in plant control, process automation applications

A plant’s supervisory control and data acquistion (SCADA) system could benefit from mobile broadband on 5G with cost reductions for enhanced capabilities being applied to plant asset management.

By Carl Nash
The Global System Integrator Database has 522 system integrators list HMI, human machine interface among engineering specialties; 274 system integrators list PC-based control among engineering specialties. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
HMI, OI January 20, 2020

Industrial HMI migrations: Help with Microsoft Windows 7 expiration

Microsoft Windows 7 expired on Jan. 14, and manufacturers’ human-machine interface (HMI) software may still need help migrating to a supported operating system. System integrators can provide migration assistance to lower cybersecurity risk.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 1: FreeWave’s ZumLink IQ integrated with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Edge MQTT installed at one of Sylvan Lake’s field stations. Courtesy: Freewave
Remote Monitoring January 12, 2020

Real-time monitoring and control for a water, wastewater operation

Water and wastewater operations improved with an industrial radio with messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) for faster communication and new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. A system integrator used the wireless system to help improve reliability and reporting and reduce risk.

By Crayton White
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Other Networks January 9, 2020

Collaboration needed to redesign manufacturing network

The manufacturing industry is adopting methodologies that will help make operations faster and more efficient than ever before, but companies need to collaborate and collect as much data as possible.

By Ray Watson