Process Manufacturing
Figure 1: According to a survey by the Eclipse Foundation, messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) is the most-used messaging protocol for an IoT solution. Courtesy: Eclipse Foundation Inc.
Process Manufacturing January 14, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 7-13

Articles about MQTT's role as an IoT message transport, the 2019 System Integrator Giants, the SI as your partner, a yogurt plant improving their operations, and automating an existing manual valve were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 3, controller: The capabilities of modern industrial controllers, such as this Productivity2000 from AutomationDirect, are expanding. Features such as data handling, communication, and high-speed control should be considered during the selection process to improve designs. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Process Manufacturing January 10, 2019

Industrial controller selection: Look beyond the basics

Factory automation controllers: When specifying controllers for industrial automation applications, consider capabilities such as data handling, communications, and high-speed control.

By Winn Paulk
Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition October 17, 2018

Filter out the noise: strategies to avoid excessive data and spikes

New software and input/output (I/O) devices can help users eliminate useless data through effective diagnostics, error localization and filter designs to extract accurate figures.

By Andy Garrido, Beckhoff Automation
Simulators, Optimizers
Courtesy: Honeywell
Simulators, Optimizers November 27, 2018

Leveraging process simulation throughout the plant lifecycle

Using simulation for plant design, process automation system validation, and operator training will help optimize plant operations.

By Scott Michel
Diagnostics, Asset Management
Combine data science and computing power with sensor-captured data to derive better solutions for complex problems. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Diagnostics, Asset Management January 8, 2019

The digital fuels the oil & gas industry toward profitable transformation

A panoply of solutions powered by artificial intelligence.

By Subrat Tripathy
Process Safety
Process Safety December 17, 2018

ABB to realign around digital industries

Four divisions focus on robotics, electrification, industrial automation, and motion.

By Bob Vavra
Sensors, Actuators
Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Actuators January 18, 2019

Benefits of multiple relief valves in a hydraulic system

Multiple relief valves for a hydraulic system can help prevent major safety incidents and keep operations running smoothly.

By Paul Badowski