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Video December 23, 2023

Foundation analytics skills training: Session 2: Monitoring and visualization

This foundational course covers monitoring and visualization strategies for control engineers.

By Control Engineering
Video October 18, 2023

How Industry 4.0 is evolving and fostering innovation, growth

Industry 4.0 is bringing technology, people and processes closer together and is continuing to bring power to the worker as the next generation of manufacturing begins. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Video October 17, 2023

How digital transformation and AI are changing process manufacturing

Digital transformation remains a major focus for manufacturers and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing many companies' approach. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Video October 10, 2023

Video: AI-enabled item-picking robot speeds fulfillment, is easy to integrate

Artificial intelligence (AI) improves robot performance as explained in a Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 interview.

By Mark T. Hoske
Video October 9, 2023

Unified, updated control platform will migrate to, help robotics

Video: New control platform to unify Yaskawa controls, motion, robotics, as explained in a Pack Expo Las Vegas interview.

By Mark T. Hoske
Video September 18, 2023

How to benefit from digital twins, new servos, machine performance advantages

Three major offerings at the Rockwell Automation booth at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 were explained by Steve Mulder, North American OEM manager, Rockwell Automation.

By Mark T. Hoske
Video September 7, 2023

System integrators help manufacturers in their digital transformation journeys

When it comes to digital transformation, the engineering community has moved past awareness to experimentation and, in some cases, broader implementations.

By Control Engineering
Video July 10, 2023

State of the system integration industry and its future

Clint Bundy, managing partner for the Bundy Group, discusses the state of the system integration and automation industry and what the future holds. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Video July 5, 2023

Video Interview: Data analytics and machine learning on the plant floor

Matt Ruth, President and CEO at Avanceon, discusses how data analytics and machine learning can be applied on the plant floor to the benefit of OT personnel. See video.

By David Miller
Video June 28, 2023

How connected worker solutions can make manufacturers safer, more productive

Jorge Juan Fernandez, a senior manager of business development for Honeywell, talks about connected worker solutions and how they can help make companies safer and more productive. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Video June 26, 2023

How end-to-end programming augments, enhances plant floor operations

A demo of a robot was programmed and augmented through the metaverse, digitalization and programming during the Siemens Realize Live event in Las Vegas. See video demo.

By Chris Vavra
Video June 22, 2023

Video: UR10 collaborative robot MIG welding application

The MIG welding application makes use of the UR10 cobot and a servo-driven positioner controlled by a a URCap—a Java-based software plugin.

By David Miller
Video June 22, 2023

Video: PLCnext motion control application

PLCnext allows end users to program in IEC 61131-3 or other high-level languages.

By David Miller
Video June 16, 2023

Mobile robot component market growth due to greater investment, technology advances

The mobile robot component market is growing thanks to increased investments all over the world and technology improvements. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Video June 15, 2023

Video: UR10 collaborative robot spot welding application

While UR cobots have been used for other forms of welding in the past, this is the company’s first spot welding application.

By David Miller
Video June 15, 2023

Video: Assista collaborative robot

Assista can be programmed using a graphical programming language or a standard, enhanced language.

By David Miller
Video June 15, 2023

Video: RBTX Low cost automation marketplace

RBTX is an online marketplace that brings end-users and suppliers of robotics and components together.

By David Miller
Video June 14, 2023

Video: CR-35 IB heavy payload collaborative robot

The CR-35 IB’s payload has been increased from 35 to 50 kg, allowing it to pick-and-place heavier parts.

By David Miller
Video June 14, 2023

Video: XPlanar application for plasma surface treatment

XPlanar eliminates the need to move the plasma jet. Instead, a floating planar mover carries the workpiece into position for precise surface treatment. See video below.

By David Miller
Video June 14, 2023

Video: Integrated logistics workcell

With many companies facing labor shortages, work cells capable of implementing collaborative robots, autonomous mobile robots, and vision systems for top-to-bottom logistics automation are becoming increasingly common. See video below.

By David Miller
Video June 13, 2023

Video: Xplanar transport system

The XPlanar system consists of planar tiles that can be arranged in any pattern, combined with contactless movers that float over them to provide precise positioning.

By David Miller
Video June 13, 2023

Video: PixelPaint non-overspray technology for two-tone painting

Increasingly, consumers are demanding individualized paint schemes for their vehicles. PixelPaint eliminates the need for masking and demasking methods typically used for two-tone painting in the automotive industry. See video below.

By David Miller
Video June 13, 2023

Video: CRB 1300 robot with speed and separation monitoring

Sensors for speed and separation monitoring allow for the speed, acceleration and accuracy of an industrial robot while maintaining the benefits of collaborative features. See video below.

By David Miller
Video June 5, 2023

Video: Link 6 collaborative robot

The Link 6 cobot is Kinova’s first foray into the industrial space, and is suited to applications including CNC machine tending, box erecting, and sanding. See full video below.

By David Miller
Video June 5, 2023

Video: Collaborative robot box erecting application

The Link6 cobot is Kinova’s first foray into the industrial space, and is suited to applications including CNC machine tending, box erecting, and sanding. See full video below.

By David Miller
Video May 8, 2023

Empowering manufacturers with connected worker solutions

Industrial frontline workers have access to more information than ever, but making the best use of this information remains a challenge. See video interview.

By Chris Vavra
Video April 16, 2023

ProMat video: Integrated logistics work cell

With many companies facing labor shortages, work cells capable of implementing collaborative robots, autonomous mobile robots, and vision systems for top-to-bottom logistics automation are becoming increasingly common.

By David Miller
Video April 15, 2023

ProMat Video: Compact SCARA robots

The RH-3CRH and the RH-6CRH SCARA robots from Mitsubishi Electric offer improved safety functionality and come at a price-point aimed at smaller manufacturers.

By David Miller
Video April 14, 2023

ProMat Video: Palletizing collaborative robot

The CRX-25-iA and other collaborative robots are seeing growing adoption in the warehouse and logistics space, where they are being used to navigate labor shortages, increase throughput and help keep up with the increasingly stringent demands of e-commerce.

By David Miller
Video April 13, 2023

Video interview: Benefits and applications for SPE and Ethernet-APL

Al Beydoun, President and Executive Director of ODVA, discusses how SPE and APL will change industrial networking. See video.

By David Miller
Video April 7, 2023

4 critical things to know about PLC programming in 3 minutes

Control Engineering video explains 3 important things to know about PLC programming and adds another you may not have considered. Links to other PLC programming resources.

By Frank Lamb
Video March 7, 2023

How EtherCAT helps industrial communications

Automation trends and applications such as need for interoperability and determinism have shaped industrial Ethernet use. EtherCAT structure, advantages, communications, functional safety, diagnostics and related information are covered by Bob Trask, EtherCAT Technology Group, in three videos with Control Engineering.

By Mark T. Hoske
Video March 6, 2023

Advantages of edge computing platforms in controls-related applications

Expert interview series: Edge computing use for industrial automation and controls implementations, differences from other computing options, when to use edge computing, software and programming, projects and lessons learned were topics of a Control Engineering interview with Emerson’s Darrell Halterman.

By Mark T. Hoske
Video March 3, 2023

Industrial edge helps turn big data into smart data

Industrial edge computing and cloud computing can help motion control, CNC and other applications by providing higher-level analytics for smart manufacturing applications as CNC processors focus on tool path and motion control. Control Engineering interview with August (Gus) Gremillion, Siemens, discusses edge computing advantages. See Siemens edge computing video interview for more.

By Mark T. Hoske
Video February 14, 2023

Video interview: The ins and outs of industrial enclosures

Michael Wayde, marketing manager at Phoenix Contact, walks through the essentials of choosing an industrial enclosure.

By David Miller
Video February 13, 2023

Video interview: How to choose an industrial enclosure

Jody Kinney, product manager at AutomationDirect, sits down to walk us through the essentials of choosing an industrial enclosure.

By David Miller
Video December 15, 2022

Providing Industry 4.0, STEM opportunities to students

A partnership between Endress+Hauser and the Purdue Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) provide students the ability to develop STEM skills and learn more about Industry 4.0. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Video December 12, 2022

System integrator named platinum partner of Rockwell

Dick Ciammaichella of RoviSys discusses the different tiers of partnerships with Rockwell Automation and the benefits of platinum.

By Tyler Wall
Video December 6, 2022

Edge computing, digitization on display at Automation Fair

Mike Wurster of Stratus discussed the company's goals at Automation Fair as well as product releases focused on edge computing and digitization. See video.

By Tyler Wall
Video June 11, 2022

Why tech companies need to embrace equity, diversity and inclusion

The high-tech sector tends to lag behind when it comes to gender parity and diversity. But diverse companies perform better and increase employee satisfaction, according to Dr. Lisa Graham, CEO of Seeq. See video.

By Gary Cohen
Video April 22, 2022

Industrial edge use, outlook for 2022 and beyond: Expert interview series, Jason Andersen

Industrial edge technologies provide more flexibility, cost savings and higher quality for automation and process applications to help with today’s pandemic effects, supply chain challenges, increased cybersecurity risks and fewer workers in operations, said Jason Andersen, Stratus vice president strategy and business lines. See video.

By Jason Andersen
Video April 11, 2022

PID loop control tuning advice

Brian Fenn from Avanceon offers advice on proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop tuning using examples from a recent project at a food and beverage facility, explaining how operations improved with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). See video.

By Brian Fenn
Video December 10, 2021

More industrial data processing at the edge: Expert interview series, Charlie Emerson

Customers struggle to successfully collect data trapped in machines, analyze the data in a fast, efficient and cost-effective way, and interpret data to increase productivity, said Charlie Emerson, director of industry marketing for Emerson’s Machine Automation Solutions business. See video.

By Charlie Emerson
Video November 18, 2021

App-based control system targets usability: Expert interview series, Dave Cameron, Bosch Rexroth

Looking for a new approach for the next automation platform? Just download the applications you need from an app store, says Dave Cameron, Bosch Rexroth sales director for automation and electrification.

By Dave Cameron
Video October 29, 2021

Benefits of cloud-based historian software: Expert interview series, Steve Pavlosky, GE Digital

Not enough data gathered by industry is used to improve operations, and Steve Pavlosky, director – product management, Digital Plant for GE Digital, wants to help. Pavlosky also serves as principal product manager, GE Digital’s Proficy Historian and Data at the Edge. See video.

By Steve Pavlosky
Video September 6, 2021

More automation software, more productivity: Expert interview series, John Krajewski, Aveva

What’s better than HMI, SCADA, MES, historian, or cloud automation software? A whole productivity suite of software with one site license, says John Krajewski, vice president product management, Aveva, when discussing how manufacturing and industrial facility software increases competitiveness. See video.

By John Krajewski
Video March 9, 2021

Video: How Does Cybercrime Impact My Business?

Cybercrime has become prevalent because it’s easy and it’s really profitable, generating more than $1.5 trillion in 2018 alone.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Video July 16, 2020

Executive Brand Video Series—Learn How Thought Leaders at Bentley Systems are Responding to COVID-19

Ken Adamson, Vice President of Design Integration, Bentley Systems, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ken Adamson
Video June 25, 2020

Executive Brand Video Series—Learn How Thought Leaders at Motion Industries are Responding to COVID-19

Randy Breaux, President, Motion Industries, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Randy Breaux
Video June 2, 2020

Executive Brand Video Series—Learn How Thought Leaders at Epicor are Responding to COVID-19

Terri Hiskey, VP Global Product Marketing at Epicor discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Terri Hiskey
Video May 28, 2020

Executive Brand Video Series—Learn How Thought Leaders at Stratus are Responding to COVID-19

Jason Andersen, vice president strategy and product management at Stratus Technologies, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jason Andersen

A letter from the editor

At Control Engineering we strive to connect the global industrial engineering audience through online and print media and in-person events. Control Engineering covers and educates about automation, control and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner. Established in 1954, Control Engineering provides information for automation engineers to do their jobs better. We want to connect engineers who design, implement, integrate, maintain and manage control, automation and instrumentation systems, components and equipment. This active and engaged audience regularly accesses free premium content from Control Engineering due to comprehensive coverage of automation technologies and applications.

Mark Hoske - Control Engineering