Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector, but predictive maintenance can be a remedy.
University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have found that fused deposition modeling (FDM) could strengthen the bonds of 3-D printed materials by as much as 200%.
Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Using video games that are designed to teach engineers how to act in certain safety situations can provide training and experience for plant-floor operations, which can help narrow the skills gap.
Duke University electrical engineers are using machine learning to design dielectric metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation, which could create new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.
How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Louisiana at Lafayette demonstrated an adversary could remotely manipulate the temperature sensor measurements without tampering with the targeted system or triggering automatic temperature alarms.