Simulators, Optimizers

Mechanical engineering professor Carlo Scalo and his research team use supercomputers to develop models that efficiently simulate vortex flow phenomena. Courtesy: Rebecca McElhoe, Purdue University
Simulators, Optimizers January 22, 2021

Turbulence model developed to help aircraft capable of handling extreme scenarios

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.

By Kayla Wiles
Courtesy: Tesco Controls
PLCs, PACs December 21, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 14-20, 2020

Articles about migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware, system integrators reducing maintenance costs, flowmeter testing and calibrating challenges, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 14-20 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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: 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: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics December 2, 2020

Benefits of an open-source language for robots

A robot operating system (ROS) delivers the services that would be expected from an OS – such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly used functionality, message-passing between processes and package management.

By Neil Ballinger
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics November 30, 2020

Computer-aided creativity for robot design

A system called RoboGrammar allows designers to simulate potential robot designs to find a system that works best for particular terrains.

By Daniel Ackerman
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Automation June 20, 2020

Maximizing operational efficiency and productivity

Discrete event simulation (DES) on existing processes can help identify and unlock additional production capacity and improve operational efficiency for manufacturers.

By Tim Bednall
Siemens Industrial Edge devices and systems result in faster innovation, reduced time to market, and higher security compared to traditional devices and systems. Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 3, 2020

Automation meets edge computing

Combining a scalable human-machine interface (HMI) system and supervisory control and data acquisition with additional edge functionality gives machine and plant designs a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to quickly react to changing market environments and maintain fast innovations cycles.

By Bernd Raithel
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Simulators, Optimizers April 23, 2020

Simulation needs to overcome perceived complexity and trust issues

Industry experts offered views about the benefits simulation technologies might offer in the process and manufacturing sectors.

By Control Engineering Europe
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Simulators, Optimizers February 24, 2020

Process simulation benefits for manufacturers

Process simulation can be an invaluable tool to compare alternatives and justify the cost for manufacturing and manufacturing-related processes.

By Philip Lyman, PhD