System Integrators
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System Integrators November 17, 2018

How integrators are staying ahead of machine and embedded vision trends

There are many innovations available for integrators to choose from as machine and embedded vision technology continues to evolve.

By AIA
System Integrators November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
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System Integrators November 3, 2018

Using IIoT to simplify automation and control

Integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations is difficult but critical to IIoT success. Five best practices for overcoming these cultural barriers are highlighted.

By Dave McCarthy
Photo 1. Piezoelectric circuit board mountable accelerometer is designed for machine health monitoring and preventive maintenance applications. Courtesy: TE Connectivity
System Integrators October 31, 2018

Choose the right accelerometer

Comparing vibration sensor technologies for condition monitoring, which are increasingly being used for high volume, smaller machinery.

By Bjorn Ryden
System Integrators October 25, 2018

Robotic machine vision systems help automotive manufacturers

Integrators have developed sophisticated robotic machine vision systems comprising numerous cameras mounted on a fixed frame to capture many images of an automotive product for quality assurance purposes.

By Winn Hardin, AIA
System Integrators October 23, 2018

Eight factors for process automation project success

Process automation projects are complex and can go through many challenges before completion. Remaining open, honest, and demanding high expectations from everyone can help ensure the project will be successful.

By Robbie Peoples, Cross Company
System Integrators October 17, 2018

Filter out the noise: strategies to avoid excessive data and spikes

New software and input/output (I/O) devices can help users eliminate useless data through effective diagnostics, error localization and filter designs to extract accurate figures.

By Andy Garrido, Beckhoff Automation
System Integrators October 17, 2018

Optimize machine metrics with a machine-as-a-service model, blockchain

Machine as a service (MaaS) and blockchain manage and secure machine data and transactions. Blockchain, while known for its use in the financial world, is being used by Steamchain, a start-up company, to provide secure financial and machine information design to help end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

By Mark T. Hoske, Chris Vavra, CFE Media
System Integrators October 14, 2018

Interfacing with databases key to machine HMI upgrade

A company with test machines built in the 1990s needed an upgrade its structured query language (SQL) program to allow them to better operate their machines for better accuracy and operation.

By Paul Carter, Cross Co.
System Integrators October 7, 2018

System integrators deliver value

System integrators are there to solve automation problems by providing the time, talent, and technology required to turn a plan into a completed project

By Jack Smith