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Machine safety: Physical barriers are often the best choice after a risk assessment is performed in places where machines and workers co-exist.
Not all data is equal and some require greater attention and priority than others. Industrial companies managing networks need to focus on information-based, mission critical and real-time data.
Virtual design tools and automation software intersect to save time and costs in machine commissioning so engineers can spot potential flaws before implementation.
A technique developed by MIT researchers frees up more memory used by computers and mobile devices, allowing them to run faster and perform more tasks simultaneously.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have the potential to improve user benefits through diagnostics, prognostics and predictive maintenance.
Feedforward controls applied to a process, with limited, measurable disturbances, can keep the process variable close to the setpoint.