Hierarchy of Controls: This figure, developed for an industrial setting or work environment, is used here as a model for airborne pandemic situations.
COVID-19 April 8, 2022

Layered COVID-19 controls significantly reduce risks

QuaRAD method quantifies efficacy across thousands of scenarios; rating system anticipated

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Fluke
Power June 6, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: May 30 to June 5, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered Product of the Year winners, power factor, EAM systems, equipment scanning and predictive maintenance. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The Acuity Brands rCMSB Wireless Occupancy and Daylight Sensor: The rCMSB is a wireless battery-powered ceiling mount sensor. To install, simply mount it to the ceiling and program with the mobile app. Combine the Acuity Brands rCMSB with nLight AIR switches and fixture-based controls for easier installation to drive the lowest installed cost of lighting controls. Courtesy: Acuity Brands, New Products for Engineers
Sustainability July 2, 2022

Digital tools help with sustainable, greener designs

Digital twins can provides actionable data that can capture the effects of micro- and macro-scale changes on a real environment, allowing users to make more informed decisions on creating greener built spaces.

By Carl Coken
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Automation July 1, 2022

Why automation matters for every manufacturer

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can level the playing field with their larger competitors by embracing automation with an approach that best suits their business needs.

By Paul Rivers
Figure 2: Connecting multiple things in a proprietary Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity solution is possible, but can be complex. Courtesy: Moxa
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 28, 2022

Choosing between open or proprietary IIoT solutions

By Ethan Chen
Process steps from raw materials to products for an integrated chemical manufacturing site.
Maintenance Strategy June 30, 2022

Improving asset criticality with better decision making at the plant level

By Mike Brooks and Mike Strobel
Siemens has chosen to implement the Roboze ARGO 500 industrial 3D printer in its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH) that further industrializes additive manufacturing in the US. Courtesy: Siemens
CNC Motion Control June 26, 2022

Strategic partnership announced for additive manufacturing production

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
A new design for a filter could help remove carbon dioxide from flue gas emissions and air. Courtesy of: Sonja Salmon, NC State
Environmental Health June 14, 2022

Textile filter testing could help with carbon capture

By Laura Oleniacz
Workforce Development June 30, 2022

Advice on meeting engineering recruiting goals

By Chris Vavra