The July 2021 issue of Control Engineering focuses on PLC programming, PID programming, I/O modules, system integrator tips and more.
In spite of COVID-19, simulation and analysis (S&A) revenues more than doubled in 2020 to $7.5 billion, according to a report by CIMdata.
Articles about simulation and computer-aided design, IEC 61131-3 structuring, edge computing, IIoT networks and control system cybersecurity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Integrated automation suites provide control system programmers with the tools to manage standardization across multiple automation projects, creating consistent operational experiences enterprise-wide. See 10 advantages of an integrated programming suite that saved 30% programming time at one customer.
Use of factory digitalization is expected to result in nearly double the production capacity, 20% less product launch time, 20% increase in personnel utilization and 40% increase in space utilization.
Intelligent performance engineering provides improvements in simulation, design and connectivity for machine builders.
There are many currently available technologies that can help keep manufacturers productive right away as everyone adjusts to the new normal.
Purdue University researchers have developed a modeling approach that simulates the entire process of a vortex collision at a reduced computational time, which could help aircraft responds appropriately.
Cover Story: Advanced simulation software provides optimization insight, enabling distribution and fulfillment centers to address issues and optimize efficiency. See video.
Industry experts offered views about the benefits simulation technologies might offer in the process and manufacturing sectors.