Research

Research November 12, 2019

Five tips to ensure regulatory compliance with international codes, standards

A critical step in managing international projects is understanding how regulatory compliance changes across borders

By Amreen Grewal, Hedgehog Technologies, Burnaby, British Columbia
Research September 24, 2019

Four engineering industry trends to watch

Are you ready for these technologies to change the way you work?

By Neil Churman, 7 Mile Advisors, Houston
Mainland China in 2018 surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest sub-regional market for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), with estimated revenue of $1.7 billion in 2018. Courtesy IHS Markit | Technology
Research September 16, 2019

China leads global PLC market according to report

Mainland China in 2018 surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest sub-regional market for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), with estimated revenue of $1.7 billion in 2018, though the PLC market overall is slumping after reaching highs in 2017.

By Rita Liu
Research September 6, 2019

2019 Motor Drives Study

Five trends on buying, specifying motor drives

By Amanda Pelliccione
Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager, tries Google Glass at Gail Borden Public Library. Courtesy: CFE Media
Research August 14, 2019

Augmented reality expected to address manufacturing skills deficit

Manufacturers share knowledge where and when needed via augmented reality (AR). See eight leading AR applications, according to IHS Markit.

By Alex West
Top reasons for outsourcing, according to the Control Engineering 2019 Career and Survey report, were to better focus on core competencies, lack of skilled staff, and cost management. Courtesy: Control Engineering research, CFE Media and CFE Technology
Research May 22, 2019

Research: More skilled workers are needed; outsourcing, STEM initiatives may help

Think Again: The 2019 Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey includes questions on topics of concern, such as outsourcing, workforce, process improvement, cybersecurity, automation, and threats.

By Mark T. Hoske
Preston Reine, research manager, industrial technology, IHS Markit. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Research May 8, 2019

Industrial market growth a boost to low-voltage motors and drives

The worldwide market for low-voltage motors and drives grew in 2018 thanks to a continued resurgence in the heavy industries such as metal processing, mining and oil & gas.

By Preston Reine
Research April 25, 2019

Using lean methods to find process improvements

Be involved in improving the work environment around you.

By Brandon Zeleniak, Southland Industries, Las Vegas
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will receive as much as $30 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense over the next five years. Image: Katie Spain, CFE Media
Research February 21, 2019

DMDII receives Defense Dept. funding to strengthen research

Grants totaling $30 million over next five years will fund advanced manufacturing projects.

By Bob Vavra
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Research February 13, 2019

The human factor of IoT in safety

Technology can be part of the ‘culture’ in plants

By Susie Cumberland