Data Acquisition
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
Courtesy: CFE Media
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
Data Acquisition October 17, 2018

Filter out the noise: strategies to avoid excessive data and spikes

New software and input/output (I/O) devices can help users eliminate useless data through effective diagnostics, error localization and filter designs to extract accurate figures.

By Andy Garrido, Beckhoff Automation
Data Acquisition October 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
Data Acquisition October 5, 2018

Five data acquisition strategies for success

Did you just see something extraordinary in the recorded data or was it a data anomaly in measurement, communications, or data aggregation? Data collection should help us learn, not confuse. Heed these five strategies for better industrial data.

By Allen Tubbs and Benjamin Menz, Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Data Acquisition August 1, 2018

Integrating IIoT equipment into manufacturing systems

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturing systems to optimize facility and system operations. Think you’re using IIoT technologies? Are you adding sensors in 12 steps or 6 steps?

By Jeff Miller, InSource Solutions
Data Acquisition October 2, 2017

Distributed controls, smart IO

With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. With the increased controller capabilities, higher speed/more open communication protocols and more powerful, lower cost microprocessors, more distributed and autonomous systems seems likely.

By Frank Lamb, Automation Consulting LLC