Research

With almost half of automation engineering professionals having achieved a bachelor’s degree as the highest level of education, those respondents’ average total take-home pay in 2018 was $115,793. Source: Control Engineering
Research January 12, 2020

Learning about the automation engineer

Five findings from the Control Engineering 2019 Career and Salary Study as it relates to automation engineers and their feelings on their profession.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Q: Which robotic devices, systems or services do you buy or specify? Check all that apply. (N=118) Seventy-one percent of respondents said they buy or specify robots, while 64% said they specify robot sensors or vision; 59% specify robot grippers; 52% robotic software; 50% robotics as part of a larger system; and 49% robotic control panels and enclosures. Courtesy: Robotics Research Report, 2019, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics December 13, 2019

Buying, specifying robotics

2019 Robotics Research Report: Respondents to the Control Engineering and Plant Engineering 2019 Robotics Research survey identified use, trends, and purchasing habits of industrial robots and related hardware, software, peripherals, robotic safety, training, installation, integration, and maintenance.

By Mark T. Hoske, Hemdeep Kaur, and Amanda Pelliccione
Business of Engineering 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
Business of Engineering 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
PLCs, PACs 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
Motors, Drives 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
HMI, OI 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
Workforce Development 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
Motors, Drives 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
Business of Engineering 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