Diagnostics, Asset Management
Diagnostics, Asset Management November 14, 2018

Front of mind: AI in manufacturing

Control Engineering Poland: Expectations are high among manufacturers for the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve processes and profitability. New research shows that companies able to sort the systems and personnel issues surrounding implementation can get a leg up on the competition as use cases grow.

By Rick Butler
Dave McCarthy is senior director of products, Bsquare. Courtesy: Bsquare
Diagnostics, Asset Management November 3, 2018

Using IIoT to simplify automation and control

Integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations is difficult but critical to IIoT success. Five best practices for overcoming these cultural barriers are highlighted.

By Dave McCarthy
Diagnostics, Asset Management October 27, 2018

Spatial intelligence platform for robots, industrial automation equipment

Humatics Corp.'s Spatial Intelligence platform is comprised of radio-frequency beacons deployed in a constellation, mobile sensors, and a software suite.

By Humatics Corp.
Diagnostics, Asset Management October 26, 2018

Applications available as SaaS offering for process manufacturers

Seeq announced availability of its analytics solutions delivered via software as a service (SaaS) to allow process manufacturing organizations to analyze, predict, collaborate, and share insights to improve production outcomes.

By Seeq
Courtesy: Trendminer
Diagnostics, Asset Management October 24, 2018

Extension for analytics platform provides root cause analysis, performance monitoring

TrendMiner's ContextHub is built around the structure of OSIsoft PI event frames and asset framework, broadening use and usefulness of contextual information for root cause analysis (RCA) and operational performance monitoring.

By TrendMiner
Diagnostics, Asset Management October 18, 2018

Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to consider cybersecurity for PLCs

Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to enact cybersecurity measures for their programmable logic controller (PLCs) to prevent hackers from causing damage that could have major repercussions for the health of the company's customers.

By Steven Pflantz, PE, CRB
Diagnostics, Asset Management 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
Diagnostics, Asset Management October 17, 2018

Optimize machine metrics with a machine-as-a-service model, blockchain

Machine as a service (MaaS) and blockchain manage and secure machine data and transactions. Blockchain, while known for its use in the financial world, is being used by Steamchain, a start-up company, to provide secure financial and machine information design to help end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

By Mark T. Hoske, Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Diagnostics, Asset Management 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
Diagnostics, Asset Management October 8, 2018

Standardizing multi-touch HMI hardware

Cover Story: Implementing cost-effective multi-touch panel technology now can future-proof system architectures.

By Eric Reiner, Beckhoff Automation