Figure 1: IO-Link protocol is used to connect intelligent edge devices to the factory network. Courtesy: Control Engineering Europe.
Wireless May 8, 2022

Implementing small and energy-efficient field sensors

IO-Link is a standardized technology that regulates how sensors and actuators in industrial systems interact with a controller.

By Suhel Dahani
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Wireless April 24, 2022

Secure remote access via public 5G network

There is a lot of potential for 5G for industrial applications where remote access to distance equipment is required.

By Sander Rotmensen
Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Wireless April 18, 2022

Wireless instrumentation communication propels plant processes

Using Bluetooth, WirelessHART and cloud connections, plants and facilities are leveraging increased process and diagnostic data to enhance operational efficiency and decrease downtime.

By Tim Shope
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Wireless March 5, 2022

LoRaWAN recognized as ITU International Standard for Low Power Wide Area Networking

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), approved LoRaWAN from the LoRa Alliance as a standard, likely to boost Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

By LoRa Alliance
Courtesy: ATC Diversified Electronics, Marsh Bellofram
Wireless February 14, 2022

Product advice: How remote process monitoring, alerts save time, money

An industrial wireless input/output (I/O) device connected to process sensors, customizable thresholds and remote monitoring accomplish more with less, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Jeff Boyd
Courtesy: InHand Networks
Wireless February 13, 2022

Product advice: How cloud and edge coordinate, thrive in the IIoT era

With efficient cloud and edge coordination, edge devices provide a better understanding of what’s going on in the field, work efficiently and deliver a better user experience, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product. See four steps toward a cloud and edge Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem.

By Annie Liu
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Wireless February 5, 2022

How industrial 5G supports the metallurgical industry

Industrial wireless using 5G provides real-time communication between an airborne control system and a remote-control center, for automated operation of the stacker reclaimer, reducing the safety risk and the labor cost.

By Stone Shi
While 5G may require some realignment in thinking, with some preparation it can be effectively integrated into industrial communications applications, explained Devin Partida is a technology and manufacturing writer. Courtesy: Control Engineering
Wireless December 16, 2021

Aligning manufacturing with 5G capabilities: What to know

5G can help manufacturers realize a smarter factory with some adjustments and patience to realize its full potential. See three ways 5G can help manufacturing.

By Devin Partida
Courtesy: Brett Sayles
Wireless December 5, 2021

Antenna system, metamaterial research receives grant

The creation of advanced electromagnetic and optical metamaterials could enhance military, security and wireless communications applications.

By Penn State College of Engineering
Wireless December 4, 2021

Maximizing 5G through virtual product development

Advanced simulation is the key to designing safe, stable and cost-effective 5G devices, implementations.

By Jonathan Oakley