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Robotics August 8, 2019

Collaborative robots’ growing role in aerospace

Collaborative robots are playing a key role in aerospace engineering as manufacturers look to meet increased demand.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Implementing safety systems helps ensure employees can work with peace of mind. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Machine Safety August 8, 2019

Four steps to safer plant machinery

Risk assessment is one key – and don’t forget the data.

By Tim Loria, Allen Tubbs, and Joaquin Ocampo
Figure 1: Shown on the left is a 200W servo motor and compatible servo drive with the necessary power and feedback cables for connecting the motor and drive together. Shown on the right is a comparable 200W integrated servo motor that combines the individual motor and drive components into a single package while providing the same speed and torque performance. Utilizing integrated motors into a machine design reduces system complexity and saves space. Courtesy: Applied Motion
Motors, Drives August 8, 2019

Integrated motors offer flexibility with fewer components

Integrated motors save space compared to separate motor and drive components by reducing the number of components in the system, simplifying cabling and reducing costs over conventional solutions.

By Eric Rice
Figure 2: Next-generation APC consists of many software modules working together to deliver improved plant performance. Courtesy: Yokogawa Corp.
PID, APC August 7, 2019

Advanced process control improves refinery, chemical plant operations

Next-generation advanced process control (APC) shatters processing barriers for process facilities.

By Hiroshi Wakasugi and Sanjay Venugopal
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 7, 2019

Next-generation control room technologies

Technology and demographics are changing control room design as companies try to lower risk and create appealing environments visually and operationally for the next generation of operators. See eight tips for control room design.

By Matko Papic
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Cybersecurity August 7, 2019

Industrial cybersecurity strategies need a new approach

While Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enhancing the digital and connectivity capabilities of industrial control systems (ICSs) it has also opened the floodgates to serious cybersecurity risks.

By Suzanne Gill
Process Safety August 6, 2019

Safety and controllers

Safety and controllers are looked at from different angles in the August issue of AppliedAutomation.

By Jack Smith