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Data Acquisition

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Data Acquisition, DAQ July 7, 2020

Better data management for manufacturers during COVID-19

Will COVID-19 compel manufacturing companies to streamline connected data management more than previously?

By Sanjay Barnwal
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Discrete Manufacturing May 26, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 18-24, 2020

Articles about COVID-19 effects on engineering jobs and job market, the 2020 career and salary survey, data flow, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 18-24, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Data Acquisition, DAQ March 27, 2020

Data visualization applications and trends

There are as many ways organizations can create, store, move and retrieve data as there are ways to see, perceive and interpret it

By Melissa Topp
Figure 1: Data acquisition network connections. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Data Acquisition, DAQ December 9, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 2-8

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, data acquisition, cut-to-length cable, IT/OT convergence, and industrial virtualization were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Data acquisition network connections. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Data Acquisition, DAQ November 26, 2019

Eight data acquisition best practices

To discover which real-time data adds value to improve operational efficiencies and increase competitive edge in the marketplace, first understand data acquisition systems and consider the eight essential best practices for data acquisition success

By Brian E. Bolton
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 July 30, 2019

Making things work as part of the IIoT

Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Suzanne Gill
Figure 2: Smart devices are enablers that generate substantial volumes of data from utilities, which can put pressure on infrastructure. Courtesy: Cyient
Energy, Power June 28, 2019

Perfecting power distribution data quality

Data produced by power distribution networks is critical, but so is perfecting data quality and governance.

By Sunil Kotagiri
Older architectures for mobile access present problems, but newer implementations provide greatly simplified solutions. Courtesy: Opto 22
Mobility June 13, 2019

Finding common ground between industrial automation and mobile technology

Mobile technologies are challenging traditional data handling practices as they move into the industrial arena.

By Benson Hougland
Figure 2: Users can claim ownership of process notifications so that others know those alarms are being investigated. Courtesy: Emerson
Data Acquisition, DAQ June 3, 2019

Improve decisions by optimizing data from mobile devices

Good mobile software promotes efficiency by delivering data on intuitive screens that empower users to integrate information and saves trips back to the control room or to the site.

By Danny Strinden and Mariana Dionisio
Figure 2: Time-series databases are experiencing explosive growth because they efficiently can store and provide access to large volumes of data. Courtesy: DB-Engines.com
Data Acquisition, DAQ April 27, 2019

The data historian’s history told

Momentum around time-series data storage suggests a new chapter for a legacy offering.

By Michael Risse