Process Manufacturing

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Safety January 13, 2021

Method developed to find toxic chemicals in drinking water

Researchers have developed a method that casts a wider net for potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water using analytical chemistry and molecular toxicology, which could help water and wastewater operations.

By Doug Donovan
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Process Manufacturing January 9, 2021

Four ways to ensure production resiliency in food processing

Food processing operations need to be resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic and can achieve this by improving collaboration and enforcing consistency.

By Sree Hameed
Courtesy: California Institute of Technology
Robotics December 7, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

Articles about how robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19, VFD parameter changes, the true value of data, connecting automation and predictive maintenance, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Tesco Controls
PLCs, PACs December 21, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 14-20, 2020

Articles about migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware, system integrators reducing maintenance costs, flowmeter testing and calibrating challenges, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 14-20 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
AI and Machine Learning January 15, 2021

How AI can help food manufacturers improve maintenance

A more practical approach is needed for the every-day decisions that keep operations running effectively and artificial intelligence can help food manufacturers improve overall maintenance.

By Marcel Koks
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering
Business of Engineering January 8, 2021

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2020

Think Again: programmable controller programming languages, COVID-19 acceleration of engineering, automation and digitalization, and variable frequency drive parameters were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2020.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Load Controls Inc.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 4, 2021

Using IIoT for a more energy-efficient pump environment

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) case study shows how to use pump power measurements to save energy using sensors enabled by wireless gateway and cloud-based analytics. Secure and relatively simple technologies were used; see eight project guidelines.

By Mike McClurg