Simulators, Optimizers
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
Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company
Simulators, Optimizers February 1, 2017

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel design, time-sensitive networking, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, choosing the best controller, and robotics software for the next generation. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Most modern platforms support temporary variables to support programming the sequences, but some specific calculations are better done in another module at the command of the sequences, which can be done in a companion module. Courtesy: Maverick Technolog
Simulators, Optimizers January 30, 2017

Three keys for coding efficient sequential control programs

Sequential control programs, which are usually a part of medium to complex control strategies involving either batch applications or any procedure-based applications can be an easier and more streamlined if the engineer ensures that the sequences have the same architectural model. Three tips are highlighted to make the process easier.

By Tony Kolluri, Maverick Technologies
The majority of manufacturing professionals expect to use onsite private cloud computing to monitor operations and utilize Big Data, according to a study released by IHS Markit. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Simulators, Optimizers January 28, 2017

Industrial automation expected to grow according to report

Challenges remain after a rocky 2016, but standards, robotics will provide growth opportunities, according to a study from IHS Markit.

By Bob Vavra