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Endress+Hauser’s iTherm TrustSens Hygienic RTD Sensor won a 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Process control - Process sensors category. The self-calibration or self-verification capability of TrustSens provides continuous health monitoring of the RTD. Minimum temperature threshold necessary to initiate TrustSens’ self-calibration feature is 118°C. Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Sensors, Actuators February 15, 2019

Temperature sensor calibration

Sensor failure risks are significantly reduced if the temperature sensor can be calibrated in situ.

By Keith Riley
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Sensors, Actuators February 9, 2019

Choosing between electronic or manual control for hydrostatic pumps

More hydrostatic pumps are being fitted with electronic controls. While this does provide higher upfront costs in the short term, the long-term benefits are greater.

By Zek Grantham
Figure 1: Cyber threats are proliferating due to increased information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) integration, along with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and open process automation (OPA) initiatives. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Sensors, Actuators February 8, 2019

Proactive management of plant cybersecurity

A combination of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) cybersecurity expertise is required to manage the influx of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and increased IT/OT integration.

By Camilo Gomez
Control Engineering 2019 Engineers' Choice Awards
Sensors, Actuators February 4, 2019

2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione
A new Emerson solutions center in China brings a new digital factory experience to local users by introducing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to help process manufacturing enterprises in China effectively realize digital transformation. Courtesy: Control Engineering China
Sensors, Actuators February 2, 2019

Enabling process industry digital transformations

International: A new solutions center in China and digital capabilities of process instrumentation enable process industries to lower costs and increase efficiencies with digitalization, virtual reality, augmented reality, and advanced flow sensing capabilities.

By Aileen Jin
Figure 1: According to a survey by the Eclipse Foundation, messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) is the most-used messaging protocol for an IoT solution. Courtesy: Eclipse Foundation Inc.
Sensors, Actuators February 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2019 included stories about MQTT's role as an IoT transport, the 2019 System Integrator Giants, industrial controller selection, the future of IIoT software, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Sensors, Actuators January 31, 2019

Wireless gas detectors benefit from rising adoption of IoT technologies

Frost & Sullivan's survey finds vendors with Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for their wireless gas detectors will find greater growth opportunities.

By Frost & Sullivan
Figure 1: A Coriolis flowmeter is shown. Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Sensors, Actuators January 31, 2019

Oil terminal efficiency improved with high-capacity flowmeter

Coriolis flowmeters mitigate pressures placed on terminal, tank farm, and pipeline distribution facilities.

By Mark Thomas
Figure 2. Providing subject-matter experts with visual representations of data allows them to interact directly to solve problems. Courtesy: Seeq
Sensors, Actuators January 29, 2019

Basic steps to take when applying analytics processing

Upstream oil & gas operations improved using data analytics.

By Michael Risse
Brooks Instrument's SLA5800 Series of mass flow controllers (MFCs) has added the EtherNet/IP digital communications interface for improved interactivity. Courtesy: Brooks Instrument
Sensors, Actuators January 29, 2019

Mass flow controller with EtherNet/IP

Brooks Instrument's SLA5800 Series of mass flow controllers (MFCs) has added the EtherNet/IP digital communications interface for improved interactivity.

By Brooks Instrument