UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis (right) spoke with CFE Media associate content manager Emily Guenther on how to optimize current teaching methods to meet the needs of the Millennials. Image courtesy: CFE Media
Videos October 6, 2016

STEM education needs personalization and early engagement

University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Chancellor Michael Amiridis discussed the future of STEM education and addressed his support for the Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program (ChiS&E) in an interview with CFE Media. See the interview video below.

By Joy Chang and Emily Guenther, CFE Media
Mobile augmented reality on a tablet can provide insights into energy use and predictive maintenance of critical plant assets, such as this Flowserve pump display in an NIWeek 2016 demonstration. Courtesy: CFE Media, Mark T. Hoske
Videos August 9, 2016

Tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance for pumps

IIoT Video: sensors on critical pumps can feed a system to help technicians or operators identify when failures are pending and improve energy efficiency. A major U.S. refinery will host a pilot pump diagnostic project, similar to an NIWeek 2016 stage demonstration held on Aug. 2. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) demo highlighted collaboration among Flowserve, PTC ThingWorx, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and National Instruments. It builds on a 2016 NIWeek augmented reality demo using a highly instrumented mountain bike.

By Mark T. Hoske
Bob Vavra (left) talks with Tim Matheny (left of center) of ECS Solutions (center-right), Michael Gurney of Concept Systems, and David Blaida (right) of Matrix Technologies about the present and future for system integrators. Courtesy: CFE Media
Videos December 10, 2015

System Integrators of the Year: The future is today for 2016 winners

The System Integrators of the Year combine technology with a customer-centric approach. See roundtable video discussion.

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media
David Blaida (left) and David Bishop of Matrix Technologies Courtesy: CFE Media
Videos December 10, 2015

Matrix Technologies, Maumee, Ohio

A member of the Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame, Matrix Technologies continues to build on its long history of service to the integrator community. While the company is proud of its growth in revenue, it also spent the last four years improving its internal employee relations program. See video discussion below.

By CFE Media
Michael Gurney, president of Concept Systems, the 2016 System Integrator of the Year, Mid-Sized System Integrator Category ($10M to $17M annual revenue). Courtesy: CFE Media
Videos December 10, 2015

Concept Systems, Albany, Ore.

Albany, Ore.-based Concept Systems has built a reputation as a problem-solver for its customers in the aerospace, pulp and paper, building products, food and beverage, and metals industries as well as help integration customers get the most out of their project. See video discussion below.

By CFE Media
Tim Matheny (left) and Randy Otto of ESC Solutions. Courtesy: CFE Media
Videos December 10, 2015

ECS Solutions Inc., Evansville, Ind.

ECS Solutions developed its S88 Builder Tool to write a program that can control a single process cell. Since its inception, the company has seen a 40% increase in labor revenue without increasing employment. See video discussion below.

By CFE Media
Phil Jerrell, global marketing director of integrated protective solutions for Honeywell Process Solutions, explains how integrating information from safety systems helps provide a higher level of situational awareness across an entire facility, particula
Videos December 9, 2015

Situational awareness during safety incidents—knowing what state the plant is in

A safety incident has just happened in your facility. Everyone is doing their jobs to make the plant safe, but is there any single place to get a truly comprehensive picture of what’s happening and what state every element of the process is in? Video: Phil Jarrell explains a new approach for integration.

By Peter Welander
Dr. Peter Fuhr (left) and Herman Storey (center) discussed with Peter Welander (right) discussed wireless technology issues at the ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium in Houston. Courtesy: Peter Welander, CFE Media
Videos December 8, 2015

How well do users understand wireless networks? Questions asked of experts shed some light

Wireless networks have been around for years now, but are they as common as some might expect? Understanding of how they work is beginning to seep through, but users are still asking basic questions. Video: Two wireless discussion panelists offer their thoughts.

By Peter Welander
More than 500 children and their parents, mostly from African American and Latin American communities in the Chicago area, attended the 2015 ChiS&E orientation at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Image courtesy: Bob Johnson
Videos November 8, 2015

Bridging the racial gap in STEM education

Early education, parenting, and industry support: More than 500 children and parents, mostly from African American and Latin American communities in the Chicago area, attended the 2015 ChiS&E orientation at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Experts from National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign College of Engineering offered advice about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. See three STEM tips for parents and for engineers.

By Joy Chang, CFE Media
Pieter Krynauw, vice president, HPS Projects and Automation Solutions, at HUG 2015. Courtesy: Peter Welander, CFE Media
Videos October 28, 2015

Designing HMIs: For the big screen or a phone?

What should your first impulse be: Shall we create our operator screens for massive displays or with a smart phone in mind? Video: What does “mobility first” mean?

By Peter Welander