Diagnostics, Asset Management

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Process Manufacturing January 9, 2021

How digital twins can help process simulations

Digital twins can help model-based technologies provide a basis for continuous process optimization and efficient plant operation.

By Eckard Eberle
Researchers have developed a machine learning model that can accurately predict the hardness of new materials, allowing scientists to more readily find compounds suitable for use in a variety of applications. Courtesy: University of Houston
AI and Machine Learning January 5, 2021

Machine-learning model boosts search for superhard materials

A machine learning model that can accurately predict the hardness of new materials has been developed, which can help scientists find superhard materials for energy production, aerospace and other applications.

By Jeannie Kever
Courtesy: Purdue University
Automation December 20, 2020

Data flow, alarms, simulation, cybersecurity, robotics

Control Engineering highlights automation, controls and instrumentation successes in every issue at www.controleng.com in between.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Info Management December 19, 2020

Benefits of an alarm management philosophy

Giving operators on the manufacturing floor a simple and clear-cut philosophy for alarm management with a simple and clear-cut system can help reduce downtime and improve overall automation and efficiency.

By Martyn Hilbers
Courtesy: Siemens
Simulators, Optimizers December 16, 2020

How modern simulation software addresses intralogistics challenges

Cover Story: Advanced simulation software provides optimization insight, enabling distribution and fulfillment centers to address issues and optimize efficiency. See video.

By Colm Gavin
Courtesy: Malisko Engineering Inc.
System Integration December 16, 2020

Integrators improve service value by moving providing an XaaS model

Integrators improve their value to manufacturers by adapting to a delivery system inspired by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which takes on many forms

By Stephen J. Malyszko
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 15, 2020

Rise of the digital twin

The digital twin is set to be a key technology for the success of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Steve Sands
Courtesy: Grantek Systems Integration Ltd.
Remote Monitoring December 11, 2020

Implementing secure remote access and MES

Maintaining business continuity during COVID-19 is vital for manufacturers; secure remote access can provide a safe platform to keep operations running

By Sam Russem and Jacob Chapman
Courtesy: Siemens
AI and Machine Learning December 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence at the edge improves manufacturing productivity

AI at the plant floor’s edge empowers machine builders to increase production quality and efficiency

By Jim Wilmot
Courtesy: Vertech
System Integration December 10, 2020

Tea time at AriZona Beverage Co.

System integrator, Vertech, provided automation for AriZona Beverage Co.’s new greenfield facility

By Paul Warning