Process Manufacturing

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Process Manufacturing February 28, 2021

Future-proofing process control systems with Lean project execution

Control engineers can future-proof their process control systems (PCSs) with Lean project management principles, which gives companies the flexibility needed to meet ever faster changing customer demands.

By Joe Bastone
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Maintenance February 27, 2021

Taking the time out of function blocks

Software tools are speeding up the creation of IO-Link function blocks to enable the capture of more valuable process data from machine controllers. 

By Charlie Walker
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 6, 2021

What is a digital thread?

Digital thread is an operational concept that describes how a profile of data is defined, created, populated and modified throughout the product lifecycle. See three digital thread benefits.

By Sam Russem
Mechanical engineering professor Carlo Scalo and his research team use supercomputers to develop models that efficiently simulate vortex flow phenomena. Courtesy: Rebecca McElhoe, Purdue University
Simulators, Optimizers January 22, 2021

Turbulence model developed to help aircraft capable of handling extreme scenarios

Purdue University researchers have developed a modeling approach that simulates the entire process of a vortex collision at a reduced computational time, which could help aircraft responds appropriately.

By Kayla Wiles
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Industrial PCs February 8, 2021

PC-based control boosts sterile sampling bag production

Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.

By James Figy
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Safety March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Actuators February 16, 2021

Smart pneumatic flow control

Reliable flow control equipment plays an essential part in the control of many manufacturing and industrial processes.

By Control Engineering Europe