System Integration

Packaging, conveying, printing, and palletizing were integrated with networking, controllers and human-machine interface in an eight-facility project. Hardware, software, and communications integrated with various local and enterprise resource planning solutions. Courtesy: Stone Technologies
System Integration October 8, 2019

Packaging automation integration advice from Stone Technologies

Packaging, records, raw materials, were updated and integrated and automated across eight facilities.

By Robbie Kerfoot
Courtesy: CFE Media, Stratus Technologies
System Integration October 3, 2019

Survey respondents show edge computing optimism

End users are optimistic about edge computing’s ability to transform industrial automation processes, according to research by Stratus Technologies and CFE Media.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Energy, Power November 7, 2019

Zinc-anode batteries have high energy density, low cost

Cornell University researchers have found a way to build a zinc-anode battery that not has a high energy density, is cheap, robust, and stable, and has a life cycle that can be prolonged.

By David Nutt
Rodney Weber, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, stands in his lab alongside several consumer-grade 3D printers. Courtesy: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech
Workforce Development November 14, 2019

Particles emitted by 3-D printers can have negative environmental effect

Researchers at Georgia Tech and UL Chemical Safety have found the particles emitted from 3-D printers can have a negative impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) in facilities.

By Josh Brown
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
System Integrators November 18, 2019

Awards given for high-performance computing programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a $3.6 million investment in high-performance computing to help address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing, material, and mobility development.

By Department of Energy
It’s important to develop a team approach from the start of any integration process to ensure all members of the operation and controls teams have input into the final system. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Project Management December 19, 2018

A method to avoid the madness: Automation experts add productivity

A sound process and a main automation contractor can relieve stress for an integrator. Reduce risk and maximize plant productivity of large system integration projects in three ways.

By Amanda Geldhof
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Energy Efficiency October 20, 2019

Quantum technology seeks to control light with precision

Stanford University researchers have has built an integrated circuit to control the flow of light through a diamond chip, which could help create quantum processors that are faster than the fastest electronic computers today.

By Tom Abate