Simulators, Optimizers

Simulators, Optimizers August 27, 2018

Control system simulator teaches operators how to thwart hackers

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have developed a simulator to help operators of chemical processing plants better understand the security issues of industrial control systems (ICSs). Future versions are being planned to simulate electric power grids, treatment facilities, and other manufacturing facilities.

By John Toon, Georgia Tech University
Simulators, Optimizers August 10, 2018

Network interoperability, process digitalization

Think Again: Time sensitive networking helps advance communications in seven ways; digital transformation enables process industries in five ways.

By Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Simulators, Optimizers August 9, 2018

How AR and VR are transforming training in manufacturing

Augmented reality (VR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are improving training programs in plant facilities and bridging the skills gap with more efficient training for the incoming workforce – training new workers at 30 to 40% more efficiently and reducing assembly time.

By Shelby Hegy, PTC
Figure 1: Intelligent wearables efficiently connect workers to the information they need in real-time from anywhere while performing the task at hand hands-free. It can operate in Class 1 Div. 1 hazardous environments; battery can last a shift. Courtesy: Honeywell Connected Plant
Simulators, Optimizers August 3, 2018

Training younger generations with immersive technologies

Adopting new technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will help train younger employees faster without comprising safety on the plant floor.

By Youssef Mestari, Honeywell Connected Plant
Simulators, Optimizers December 5, 2017

3-D robotic welding simulation benefits

Cover Story: Teaching robots how to weld using 3-D simulation is beneficial because welding is a complex, precise process that cannot be explained or taught easily to humans.

By Tanya M. Anandan, RIA
Simulators, Optimizers September 22, 2017

Virtualized manufacturing, simulation opportunities

Cover Story: A simulated factory floor can monitor parameters, expose production gaps, highlight cost inefficiencies, reduce carbon footprint, and, applied to one product, can simulate its role in the real world while still on the drawing board.

By Mayank Pandya
Figure 3: The language-agnostic nature of IEC 61131-3 allows a motor controller to be implemented in the best language for the purpose: sequential function chart (SFC) steps with ladder logic (LD) transitions and structured text (ST) actions. Courtesy: Be
Simulators, Optimizers March 2, 2017

Standardizing control system programming with IEC 61131-3

For the first time in the history of industrial controls, industrial control system (ICS) programming—regardless of the controller type—can be implemented with the same standard, and the programs created with that standard easily can be transported from one compliant control system to another.

By Gary Pratt
Simulators, Optimizers February 17, 2017

The IoT’s impact on process manufacturing environments

The Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing world is about data and how to get more of it. But process manufacturing companies looking to take advantage of this need to do their homework to really understand its benefits.

By Eli Jenkins, Cross Company
The KBC Co-Pilot Program from KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC) is designed to remotely support the plant and is connected to a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data-as-a-service solution to remotely monitor and help improve their customers'
Simulators, Optimizers February 7, 2017

Simulation program for processing, hazardous applications

The KBC Co-Pilot Program from KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC) is designed to remotely support the plant and is connected to a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data-as-a-service solution to remotely monitor and help improve their customers' process operations.

By KBC Advanced Technologies
The OM-DAQXL Series is a portable, handheld data logger designed for process monitoring and measurement in R&D, industrial, chemical, water treatment, and HVAC applications. Courtesy: OMEGA
Simulators, Optimizers February 2, 2017

Universal data logger for research, industrial applications

Omega's OM-DAQXL series of portable, handheld data logger is designed for process monitoring and measurement in R&D, industrial, chemical, water treatment, and HVAC applications.

By Omega Engineering