Process Manufacturing

ASRock and COPA will co-construct open-industrial control systems with information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) vendors to elevate the world's leading industrial companies in their journey through operation transformation and the accelerating Industry 4.0. Courtesy: ASRock, COPA
Process Manufacturing November 17, 2021

Open process automation-based control system announced

ASRock Industrial is working with the Coalition for Open Process Automation (COPA) formed by CPLANE.ai and Collaborative Systems Integration (CSI) on the development of the first open-industrial control systems based upon the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS).

By ASRock Industrial
Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow, Rice University
Process Manufacturing October 15, 2021

Urban mining for metals turns electronic trash into treasure

Flash Joule heating by Rice lab recovers precious metals from electronic waste in seconds, which could reduce hazardous waste and processing time. See video.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Dewesoft, New Products for Engineers Database
Data Acquisition, DAQ July 20, 2021

Real-time control and data acquisition system

IOLITEd DAQ devices use RJ45 connectors which allows easy connection of modules with standard low-cost Ethernet/EtherCAT cables.

By Dewesoft
Courtesy: Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Simulators, Optimizers August 2, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 26 to August 1, 2021

Articles about programming standardization, scalable IIoT networks, simulation and computer-aided design, programmable fibers and IEC 61131-3 structuring were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 26 to August 1, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Analytics October 26, 2021

Are manufacturers complacent about digital transformation?

New research has revealed that the manufacturing industry is dangerously underestimating the role that technology will play in building a sustainable operation that can thrive in the face of future pandemics, the climate crisis and economic and political instability.

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated
Process Safety November 5, 2021

Gap in workplace safety processes, strategies

Companies lack a well-defined roadmap to implement safety improvement measures, according to data from a Sphera report.

By Sphera
Courtesy: Fluke Reliability
Sensors, Actuators November 24, 2021

Integrating vibration analysis devices with pumps, motors, compressors

An effective vibration measuring program can reduce downtime for manufacturers, but some tools are better situated for certain scenarios, and users should assess application needs and the situation.

By John Bernet