Diagnostics, Asset Management
Combine data science and computing power with sensor-captured data to derive better solutions for complex problems. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Diagnostics, Asset Management January 8, 2019

The digital fuels the oil & gas industry toward profitable transformation

A panoply of solutions powered by artificial intelligence.

By Subrat Tripathy
Figure 1: Dynamic human-machine interface (HMI) content such as scalable vector graphics (SVG) makes it easier to visualize complex manufacturing processes. Courtesy: B&R Automation
Diagnostics, Asset Management January 2, 2019

Automation programming advances enhance communication, programming capabilities

Automation software and hardware advances reduce programming tasks and provide more built-in configurability, scalability, background communication among software components, simulation/digital twin capability, and usability.

By John Kowal
Omron Automation Americas’ Sysmac AI Controller handles several key steps in the data-driven decision process for predictive maintenance applications. Courtesy: Omron
Diagnostics, Asset Management January 1, 2019

AI controller with machine learning functionality

Omron Automation Americas’ Sysmac AI Controller handles several key steps in the data-driven decision process for predictive maintenance applications.

By Omron Automation Americas
A current evaluation of a plant’s existing IT structure is a necessary first step in the IIoT process. Courtesy: EPIC Systems Group
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 19, 2018

Identifying IIoT risks and rewards

Integrators provide a safe passage to smart factory technology

By Jason Baron
It’s important to develop a team approach from the start of any integration process to ensure all members of the operation and controls teams have input into the final system. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 19, 2018

A method to avoid the madness: Automation experts add productivity

A sound process and a main automation contractor can relieve stress for an integrator. Reduce risk and maximize plant productivity of large system integration projects in three ways.

By Amanda Geldhof
Chobani empowers its employees with as much data as possible. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 12, 2018

Yogurt plant improves active culture, technology

System integrator helps Chobani streamline operations to provide more flexibility and efficiency.

By Jim Meyers
Siemens has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH to grow their presence in the automotive marketplace. Courtesy: Siemens
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 4, 2018

Electrical system design software company acquired

Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH to grow their presence in the autonomous and electric vehicle market.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) researchers, led by Panos Markpoulos, are taking on Big Data to reduce the negative impact of faulty measurements in data collected from complex sensing systems. Courtesy: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Diagnostics, Asset Management November 30, 2018

Researchers receive grant to improve Big Data analysis

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) researchers have received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to research signal processing solutions, which could impact how Big Data is better managed.

By Michelle Cometa
Image 1. Location information provides spatial context for areas along the pipeline, indicating how environmental factors support or degrade pipeline infrastructure integrity. Courtesy: DMTI Spatial, a Digital Map Products company
Diagnostics, Asset Management November 30, 2018

Three ways location intelligence and IIoT make pipeline asset management easier

If the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is integrated with location intelligence it can help midstream oil & gas operations to manage pipeline assets, mitigate potential risks, and optimize new pipeline routes.

By Robert Szyngiel
Upgrades to www.controleng.com include more logically organized content, faster loading pages, and better mobile access. Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE Media
Diagnostics, Asset Management November 20, 2018

Five reasons to appreciate the new www.controleng.com site

Think Again: Website redesigns can cause user discomfort, but you’ll like the new Control Engineering website in five major ways.

By Mark T. Hoske