System Integrators

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System Integrators June 5, 2019

System integrators use specialized skills for complex vision applications

System integrators across the industry are fielding more requests to develop complete and detailed systems, which require them to stay ahead of a fast-moving curve.

By Winn Hardin
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System Integrators June 4, 2019

Canadian controls company acquired to enhance oil and gas, integration industry segments

JMP Solutions announced they have acquired Calgary-based Hi-Def Controls to enhance their Western Canada presence, particularly in the oil & gas and system integration market.

By JMP Solutions
Figure 1: 74% of respondents expect a salary increase. Courtesy: Control Engineering research, CFE Media and CFE Technology
System Integrators June 3, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 27 to June 2

Articles about Career and Salary Survey and research findings, fenceless robots, data historian history, and medium-voltage drives were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 27 to June 2. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
An illustration shows the structure of epsilon-iron(III) oxide, an atomically thin material that is stable, stackable and unlike other iron oxides retains its unique magnetic properties at room temperature. Rice University engineers made the material with a simple method that allows it to be easily transferred and combined with other 2-D materials. Courtesy: Jiangtan Yuan/Rice University
System Integrators June 2, 2019

Researchers grow stable 2-D magnets for electronic, storage applications

Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of an iron oxide that could be combined with 2-D materials for electronic and spintronic applications that take advantage of their spin states.

By Mike Williams
A Hall-bar device structure (see inset) is wire-bonded to a 16-pin chip-carrier. The chip-carrier allows for extensive electrical characterization of the device at both low temperatures and high magnetic fields. Courtesy: Min Sup Choi/Columbia Engineering
System Integrators May 25, 2019

Fabrication platform produces pristine 2-D transistors

Columbia University engineers have developed a clean, damage-free fabrication process that creates pristine transistors made from 2-D material stacks.

By Holly Evarts
Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Courtesy: Atom Power
System Integrators May 22, 2019

Digital circuit breaker certified for commercial use

Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which is the first time a digital solid-state circuit breaker has been listed by the group.

By Atom Power
Figure: Three top skill sets to get ahead are engineering, project management, and communication/presentation. Courtesy: Control Engineering research, CFE Media and CFE Technology
System Integrators May 22, 2019

Continue education, improve attitude, use engineering tips, communicate effectively

Career update: Top areas of advice offer by respondents to the 2019 Career and salary survey from Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, are education, attitude, engineering tips, and communications.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione
Model-less multivariable control (XMC) automates the way operating teams have always carried out multivariable constraint control and optimizaton manually. Notably, this method does not require detailed models or embedded optimizers. XMC uses patented rate-predictive control (RPC) internally. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
System Integrators May 13, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 6-12

Articles about multivariable control benefits, control network standards, human-robot interaction, data historians, and IIoT benefits for manufacturers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 6-12. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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System Integrators May 11, 2019

Build secure networks as strategic backbones for digitalization

Operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) organizations need to collaborate and build networks that effectively use digitalization to create an efficient and secure environment for companies.

By Donald Mannon
When any topology is possible, it’s easier to place devices and wiring where needed, maximizing efficiency from the start of network implementation. Courtesy: PI North America
System Integrators May 9, 2019

Industrial Ethernet considerations and advice

Best practices: Industrial Ethernet protocols should allow and promote industrial functions, easy connectivity, and use, and integration with other networks, including legacy networks. Consider this advice.

By Michael Bowne