System Integration

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System Integration March 9, 2020

Standards capture stranded data, help with device design, data integration

Standards update: Integrated systems and standards help support advanced information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) collaboration and optimization in three key ways. Also see four advantages of future process automation facilities.

By Ted Masters
Opto 22’s groov EPIC is built on open technologies like Linux and MQTT to support a future that can share more and do more. The groov EPIC controller won a 2020 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Industrial Internet of Things Connectivity – Edge Controller category. Courtesy: Opto 22
System Integration February 12, 2020

Five automation design tips for the future

Automation design and system integration: When designing automation for the future, consider open source, capital costs, evolution, multi-vendor capability and cybersecurity.

By Josh Eastburn
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Energy, Power January 18, 2022

Rubber material key fo long-lasting, safer EV batteries

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found rubber could be an alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries.

By Georgia Institute of Technology
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Workforce Development January 16, 2022

How to improve workplace technology adoption

Phased rollouts of new technology allow greater control of how digital solutions are implemented and applied by employees

By Cristian Grossmann
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System Integrators December 20, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 13-19, 2021

Articles about the SI Giants, manufacturing and 5G, System Integrators of the Year, no-code cloud and AI vision for manufacturing environments were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 13-19, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Project Management October 30, 2021

Five ways to make site visits beneficial

Site visit extensions can sometimes be unavoidable for system integrators, but consider these five tips to make them more manageable and beneficial when they do occur.

By Gabrielle Hewitt
Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Xiao Su and colleagues found an economical and sustainable method for separating cobalt and nickel from each other for battery recycling purposes – making spent battery electrodes a secondary source of these valuable metals.
Sustainability December 3, 2021

Sustainable electrochemical process could improve lithium-ion battery recycling

Spent lithium-ion batteries have metals that are hard to separate for recycling, but new tech by University of Illinois researchers uses electrochemistry to separate and recover the metals.

By Lois Yoksoulian