System Integrators

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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
Courtesy: Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
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
Courtesy: Aceinna, New Products for Engineers Database
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
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
System Integrators April 9, 2021

Standardizing the delivery, performance of system integrators

Automation system integrators contractors can provide a central point of coordination and responsibility for all aspects of an automation project.

By Anil Gosine
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 8, 2021

The advantages of the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things doesn’t replace, but works together with automation, human-machine interface (HMI), MES, ERP, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), and analytics, adding benefits.

By John Clemons
Solving a problem requires users to determine the problem, gather the data and find the solution to create a roadmap. Courtesy: MartinCSI
Data Acquisition, DAQ March 18, 2021

Operational technology: Data acquisition, data architectures, data analytics

Using Big Data for operational technology (OT) automation and control applications is increasingly important and can be a bewildering journey if the right questions aren’t asked. See four elements of data analytics system architecture.

By Nate Kay, P.E.
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Automation March 7, 2021

Six steps for supporting an automation system

There’s nothing revolutionary in this six-step process; however, it is a workable model for helping to find, analyze and correct system issues.

By Ed Miller
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
System Integration February 18, 2021

The value in turnkey manufacturing

While more expensive initially, turnkey manufacturing offers more long-term advantages over using independent contractors. System integrators can help.

By Tom Catlin