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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

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