Data Acquisition
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Data Acquisition April 13, 2019

Three data types companies need to prioritize

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.

By Jonathan Simpson
MIT researchers’ modified flash storage drives hold promise to cut in half the energy and physical space required to store and manage user data in power-hungry data centers. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Data Acquisition April 3, 2019

Researchers develop architecture to reduce data center energy and space constraints

MIT researchers have developer a flash-storage system designed to cut the energy and physical space required to store and manage data in data centers by half.

By Rob Matheson
A robotic car controlled by an ultra-low power hybrid chip is placed into an arena to demonstrate its ability to learn and collaborate with another robot. Courtesy: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech
Data Acquisition March 25, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 18-24

Articles about low-power hybrid chips for robots, gaining the edge in automation, connecting quality and process data, manufacturing and process facility trends, and the Engineers' Choice Awards were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Product quality is impacted and controlled in various stages before the customer uses it. Courtesy: TrendMiner
Data Acquisition March 12, 2019

Connecting quality data to process data

Using advanced analytics can help assure product quality and overall operational efficiencies. See case study example.

By Edwin van Dijk
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Data Acquisition March 10, 2019

Resolve five Big Data, data acquisition challenges

Demystify the need for Big Data and five related challenges: data structure, scalability, integration, storage, and upgrades.

By Qasim Maqbool and Ahmed Habib
Kevin Barker, Beckhoff Automation LLC president, discussed automation trends with Control Engineering and CFE Media in a Feb. 26 interview at the Beckhoff Savage, Minn., U.S. headquarters. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
Data Acquisition March 7, 2019

Automation trends, insights from a new company president

Companies need to be open to new technologies to see fundamental paradigm shifts in productivity, beyond incremental improvements. Rapid increases in productivity, visibility, flexibility, and agility are needed.

By Mark T. Hoske
Accessing SQL databases is simple through the capabilities of modern control systems. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Data Acquisition March 7, 2019

Six ways data acquisition strategies can support advanced analytics

Some applications require data acquisition strategies without cloud connectivity, but they can still benefit from advanced analytics technology.

By Daymon Thompson
Figure 1: An explosion of new architectures for data collection, storage, and analysis is modifying the Purdue Model. Courtesy: Seeq
Data Acquisition March 5, 2019

Big Data analysis or data acquisition? 

Centralized data architectures are adapting to new opportunities for data collection and analytics.

By Michael Risse
TrendMiner 2019.R1 self-service analytics software release for process manufacturing includes a visual representation of time-series data, making it easier for users to analyze, monitor and predict process and asset performance. Courtesy: TrendMiner
Data Acquisition March 2, 2019

Self-service analytics software for process manufacturing applications

TrendMiner 2019.R1 self-service analytics software release for process manufacturing includes a visual representation of time-series data, making it easier for users to analyze, monitor and predict process and asset performance.

By TrendMiner
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Data Acquisition February 5, 2019

Process automation device model endorsed by standards groups

FieldComm Group's process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM) has been endorsed by the OPC Foundation, and Profibus & Profinet International (PI).

By FieldComm Group