Process Manufacturing

Courtesy: Control Engineering, MIT
PID, APC May 5, 2021

Control loops benefit more than control systems

The world is filled with missing feedback loops that could improve performance if those loops were closed. Learn how your automation knowledge can help others.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Business of Engineering May 4, 2021

Manufacturing index stays strong in April

The purchasing manufacturers' index hits 60.7% in April as new orders, production and employment continue to grow for manufacturing.

By Chris Vavra
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Data Acquisition, DAQ April 1, 2021

How to accelerate data visualization

As the volume of industrial data grows exponentially, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are providing improved data visualization and storytelling tools to support intelligent automation and strategic decision making

By Leandro Coeli
Courtesy: Patti Engineering
Simulators, Optimizers May 5, 2021

Five technologies that can help manufacturers evolve after COVID-19

There are many currently available technologies that can help keep manufacturers productive right away as everyone adjusts to the new normal.

By Patti Engineering
Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Machinery and Equipment April 19, 2021

Original equipment effectiveness’ role in productive manufacturing

Original equipment effectiveness (OEE) can be used as a gauge to determine how effective and productive a manufacturing plant is.

By Frank Lamb
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Sensors, Actuators May 3, 2021

Safety instrumented systems: Diversity in flow measurement

The designer should consider what problems should be avoided via diversity — use of a different approach or technology.

By Mark Menezes
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Electrical Systems May 3, 2021

Semiconductor industry has a resilient supply chain

High demand for semiconductor chips is forcing companies to adjust and ensure their supply chains are resilient and can withstand the pressure.

By Beckett Tracy, Carlos D. Dones and Patricia Nhan