Many manufacturers have taken steps to mitigate COVID-19's effects, but it is largely reactive and uncoordinated and they often don't have plans for managing an outbreak.
Articles about mobile robots, improved PPE, explosion protection for wireless internet, VFD parameter changes, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 28- Oct. 4, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Students at USC worked on robots, masks and droplet dispersion to better understand how to live with COVID-19 over the summer. See video.
Zoned safety and uninterruptible power supplies for control power offer enhanced machines control during stoppages and power disruptions
The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.
Reducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A
Plant Engineer, Protech Powder Coatings Inc., Strongsville, Ohio, BS Mechanical Engineering, Modern College of Engineering, India, MS Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University
A mask that combines barrier filtration material with a stretchable fabric for greater protection and comfort has been designed by Georgia Tech researchers.
Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2020 included stories about edge computing and IIoT, PLCs, digital transformation, COVID-19 developments, personal protective equipment, automation, SCADA, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.
MIT engineers and medical staff built a 60-foot trailer for COVID-19 testing that can test up to 1,500 people a day and is now operating as the main test site for asymptomatic members of the MIT community.