Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Mobility October 19, 2020

Connecting industrial applications to a private 5G network

Companies are working on developing a private 5G network to allow industrial applications, such as machines, controls and other equipment to be connected to a private network to better control behavior and usage.

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 October 18, 2020

Cybersecurity is the optimal route to smart manufacturing

Cybersecurity strategy in digital plants is critical for companies that want to achieve smart manufacturing.

By Emilie Lerche Fenger and Marco Zampolli
Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
HMI, OI October 15, 2020

HMI software advancement for IIoT optimization

Unified human-machine interface (HMI) software centralizes device management and machine data, enhancing usefulness and increasing connectivity across the enterprise.

By Ramey Miller
Courtesy: Emerson
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 October 12, 2020

Evaluating IoT wireless protocols for industrial applications

Do IoT-based wireless technologies designed for municipal, building, and residential sensor networks offer anything for industrial users? How about 5G?

By Andrew Cureton
Courtesy: Siemens Industry
Wireless October 6, 2020

Four best practices for industrial wireless LANs

Deployments and optimal operation of industrial wireless local area networks (LANs) require attention to site survey, lifecycle management, cybersecurity and collaboration. Need to optimize existing industrial wireless networks?

By Richard Kluth
Courtesy Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE October 5, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

Articles about mobile robots, improved PPE, explosion protection for wireless internet, VFD parameter changes, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 28- Oct. 4, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: PDF Supply
Wireless October 2, 2020

RFID improves precision and efficiency in automobile production

Radio frequency identification (RFID) uses wireless sensors to passively tag objects with digital information, such as production codes, bill of material lists, and other key identifiers, and applications are helping automobile manufacturing.

By Caitlyn Caggia and Daniel Browning
Courtesy: R Stahl
Wireless September 29, 2020

Cost-effective explosion protection for industrial wireless networks

Wireless Ethernet in hazardous areas is on the rise with integration of explosion-proof enclosures for wireless devices.

By Kerstin Wolf
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Wireless September 20, 2020

Indoor cell site trials to extend 5G coverage completed

Indoor cell sites are a critical step in developing private 5G networks.

By Verizon Business Group
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Ethernet September 8, 2020

Shuttle system gets smart to meet e-commerce demands

Control system case study: Using EtherCAT and PC control, Swisslog’s shuttle system delivers a data-driven distribution center solution that cuts hardware costs 25% in warehouses.

By James Figy