System Integrators

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System Integrators May 10, 2021

System integrators are a good investment

Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) provided benchmarking factors to improve operational and financial performance, as well as recruiting and retention for engineering and technology personnel.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Discrete Manufacturing May 8, 2021

Laser-induced graphene process creates micron-scale patterns

Rice University researchers adapted its laser-induced graphene technique to make high-resolution, micron-scale patterns, which could benefit on-chip microsupercapacitors, functional nanocomposites and microfluidic arrays.

By Mike Williams
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HMI, OI May 7, 2021

HMIs work in rugged, low-temperature outdoor applications

Recycling center upgrades baling machine to an outdoor-sunlight readable human-machine (HMI). Larger screens decreased number for used from six to three.

By Janelle Morris and Robert Springer
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Simulators, Optimizers May 5, 2021

Five technologies that can help manufacturers evolve after COVID-19

There are many currently available technologies that can help keep manufacturers productive right away as everyone adjusts to the new normal.

By Patti Engineering
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing April 28, 2021

Edge computing’s importance in Industry 4.0

Edge computing links on-the-floor devices and the cloud and pre-processes data for use. Four common edge computing mistakes are highlighted.

By Patti Engineering
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Cybersecurity April 21, 2021

How to protect marine renewable energy devices from cyberattacks

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) created a cybersecurity guidance report for marine renewable energy (MRE) devices to help improve MRE’s resiliency as a reliable source of renewable energy.

By Genoa Blankenship
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System Integration April 20, 2021

System integration award winners announced

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) named winners for leadership, integrator member, partner member and more in their 2021 ceremony.

By Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
Energy, Power April 20, 2021

Leveraging the 5G network to wirelessly power IoT devices

Turning 5G networks into a wireless power grid for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that need batteries to operate could eliminate them altogether down the road.

By Anne Wainscott-Sargent
Energy Management April 20, 2021

Energy management for industrial networks

Automation components consume a large amount of energy during production and can strain industrial networks' ability to run properly.

By Nelly Ayllon
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Electrical Systems April 18, 2021

How MEMS actuators power emerging applications

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) actuators transform electronic signals into something that can be sensed or touched by the end user and create an immersive environment.

By Serena Brischetto