Plant Automation - System Integration
Researchers at MIT have analyzed ant colony behavior to develop better algorithms for industrial network communication, which could help improve collective decision-making among robot swarms and communication in ad hoc networks.
The first step in migrating to a high-performance human-machine interface (HP-HMI) should always be storyboarding, which offers a visual representation of the layout and hierarchy of the new high-performance graphics (HPGs). This...
Industry analysts see job growth on the horizon for the oil and gas industry, which has started to stabilize after oil prices fell more than 75% in 2014, but recruiting workers may be an issue for some companies.
Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have always been on opposite sides, but they need to come together to combat a cybersecurity threat that is becoming easier for anyone to exploit and use.
Thomas & Betts' Jennings JEV250, JEV400 and JEVB500 series of dc contactors are designed to extend mechanical and electrical life and are designed to protect the electrical circuit whether it is charging or discharging.
Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 11-17: Natural gas flowmeters, Industrie 4.0 and MES, binary-coded decimals, more
Articles about natural gas flowmeters, Industrie 4.0 and MES, binary-coded decimals and PLCs, high-performance HMIs, and cybersecurity in manufacturing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 11-17. Miss...
AutomationDirect’s EA-ECOM communication expansion module is designed for all EA3-series C-more Micro panels and features an Ethernet (RJ45) port for programming and programmable logic controller (PLC) communications.
The most powerful human emotion is regret, so don’t procrastinate in doing important things with your engineering teams; instead “pre-crastinate,” getting important, nonurgent things done early, according to Mike Lipkin, a...