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Robotics April 5, 2019

Collaborative robot benefits for end users

Collaborative robots, which are designed to work alongside humans, are designed to be easy to use and program and offer end users flexibility on the plant floor.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Planning is key when estimating a systems integration project. Courtesy: MartinCSI
System Integrators April 5, 2019

Ask 11 questions to simplify system integration

Being prepared, having project management structures and processes in place, and building trust with the customer are the most reliable ways to simplify the systems integration process. See eight system integration project management tips.

By Lindsey Kielmeyer
Figure 4: Control objects mirror plant objects. The analog input block on the lower left side shows object oriented industrial programming (OOIP) encapsulation. Courtesy: ControlSphere LLC
Diagnostics, Asset Management April 5, 2019

Leverage object-oriented industrial programming

Plants and equipment are assembled from objects, so controls architecture should be too. New tools help industrial programmers deliver the productivity of object-oriented programming (OOP) without the complexity.

By Gary L. Pratt, P.E.
Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. Courtesy: LoRa Alliance
Other Networks April 4, 2019

Networking groups announce liaison agreement

The LoRa Alliance and the DLMS User Association (DLMS UA) announced they have signed a liaison agreement to jointly develop DLMS-over-LoRaWAN to support smart metering use cases.

By LoRa Alliance
Shown are outdoor tanks and piping for Angel's Envy Distillery, Louisville, Ky. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control Engineering
System Integrators April 4, 2019

How to evaluate a system integrator for a project

There are many aspects to consider when evaluating a system integrator for a project, and taking the time to ask important questions up front allows a company to reap long-term benefits.

By John Loose
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Motors, Drives April 3, 2019

Motion control, motor market experience record 2018 growth

The global motion control and motor market experienced record growth in 2018 with an 8 percent increase over 2017.

By Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA)
MIT researchers’ modified flash storage drives hold promise to cut in half the energy and physical space required to store and manage user data in power-hungry data centers. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Data Centers April 3, 2019

Researchers develop architecture to reduce data center energy and space constraints

MIT researchers have developer a flash-storage system designed to cut the energy and physical space required to store and manage data in data centers by half.

By Rob Matheson