Indiana University has started operating its own labs for COVID-19 testing and will be able to complete 35,000 tests per week.
Cybersecurity advice about process, technologies, people (internal) and external threat resulted from the Control Engineering 2020 Cybersecurity Research Report. See graphic of technologies and services used online.
Articles about PLCs, COVID-19 innovations to keep front line workers safe, tips for selecting an industrial valve, data management, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 20-26, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
While we are still embroiled in the battle to contain and defeat COVID-19, nobody truly knows the eventual outcomes, but we can begin to assess the impacts and respond positively to change.
Testing is a crucial component of our global response to COVID-19 and producing enough tests processing the results quickly to the public is a challenge we currently face.
Control Engineering 2020 research on industrial programmable controllers said ladder logic continues to dominate programming, software integration and simulation capabilities are increasing, and survey respondents seek programming flexibility. See six software-related programmable controller changes since 2018 and nine programmable controller bits of software advice.
When people return to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided enough, it is important to have a concrete plan in place during those early days to enhance safety and worker confidence.
Age of existing assets are the greatest cybersecurity risk factor, 67% in 2020 Control Engineering research, up from 46% in 2016. This is of particular concern with remote operations increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and manufacturing starting up again.
Engineers, regardless of their skill or experience, can always learn something new and should strive to gain knowledge from all corners to be a better employee and mentor/mentee.
In the New Products for Engineers Database by CFE Media and Technology, 5 of the top 6 products cover control of air or cleaning, since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.