System Integrators

Even a basic cable type, such as flexible portable cords, come with numerous jacket type rating, conductor count, and conductor gauge options. AutomationDirect is offering $0.00 cut charges, same-day shipping, and free shipping on orders over a small minimum to encourage cut-to-length cable adoption. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
System Integrators December 3, 2019

How to specify cut-to-length cable

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), end users, and system integrators seeking to improve manufacturing and fabrication flexibility can purchase cut-to-length cables to save time and money.

By Jim Krebs
A machine vision project can be successful by defining expectations, basing a selection on needs and conducting a proof-of-concept. Courtesy: MartinCSI
System Integrators November 29, 2019

3 steps to a successful machine vision project

Machine vision can add to a project’s quality and throughput. Heed these three ways to help a vision project succeed.

By Ian Visintine
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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
System Integrators November 18, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 11-17

Articles about information and the cloud, control panel building tips, the Engineers' Choice finalists, control system migration, and the Motor Drives Study were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Stephen M. Goldberg, senior project engineer, Matrix Technologies Inc., served as CSIA executive director for two years. Courtesy: Matrix Technologies Inc.
System Integrators November 10, 2019

Great engineering includes more than engineering

Integrator Update: Is that really an apples-to-apples quote comparison? System integration firms have audits based on best practices and benchmarks to ensure business and professional services are at the highest level. A 25-year-old association for education and information sharing helps.

By Stephen M. Goldberg
System Integrators November 8, 2019

Artificial intelligence in construction can improve productivity

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the construction industry, which has the lowest productivity rate of any manufacturing industry.

By Deana Totzke
These AutomationDirect StrideLinx VPN routers provide built-in firewall protection to isolate machine level LAN and companywide WAN networks, and optional 4G connectivity, enabling cloud-based remote access and simplifying implementation. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
System Integrators November 7, 2019

Secure remote connections with cloud technologies

Cloud technologies enable remote connectivity for industrial applications, but can introduce security issues unless built from the ground up with cybersecurity in mind. See top five cybersecurity issues to address.

By Jonathan Griffith
Many components, devices and systems can go into a control panel. Optimizing layout and design and then using the resulting information can save resources, time, and money. On the left is an industrial control panel with Siemens components; on the right is a large screen with a digital twin of the same. Courtesy: Siemens
System Integrators November 4, 2019

Five control panel building tips

Software, data management, and decreased wiring are among control panel design benefits, when digitalization is integrated in design.

By Mark T. Hoske
Case conveyor infeeds products towards robotic palletizing system. Courtesy: NCC Automated Systems
System Integrators November 4, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 28 to November 3

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, system integration advice, the Goldilocks Zone in automation, energy management and manufacturing, and PLC tag and address naming conventions were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 28 to November 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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System Integrators 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