Robotics January 15, 2019

Cybersecurity required for safe IIoT robots

For a robot to be safe, it must also be secure from cyberattacks in the age of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Everyone in the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) departments are responsible for ensuring this happens.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Maintenance January 9, 2019

Choosing between stripwound or corrugated metal hose

Stripwound or corrugated metal hose can provide major benefits for users working in harsh applications or applications that deal with extreme temperatures.

By Brian Crisp
Safety January 15, 2019

Seven ways to increase security at a food and beverage facility

Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access.

By Manny Valdivieso, AIA
Business of Engineering January 3, 2019

PMI plunges in December over manufacturing slowdown concerns

Index drops almost 10% to 2-year low as production, new orders slump.

By Bob Vavra
Energy Efficiency January 2, 2019

Regenerative solutions

Make the right choice to drive electrical efficiency.

By Christopher Jaszczolt
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Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics January 23, 2019

Collaborative and mobile robots will enhance productivity

Collaborative robots and mobile robots can enhance automation and productivity on the plant floor when their attributes are combined.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Asset Management January 22, 2019

Four ways to save money on ERP and digital transformations

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and digital transformations can be a costly process. Some early preparation and work can help reduce the final bill.

By Eric Kimberling
Access to accurate, real-time plant floor data enables companies to improve processes, drive productivity, and make better decisions. Courtesy: PTC
Other Networks January 21, 2019

The Benefits of a Standardized Communications Layer: Your Questions Answered

Webcast presenters Sam Elsner and Philip Bard answered questions about topics such as data acquisition reliability, communication layers and cybersecurity, and more.

By Philip Bard and Sam Elsner
Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access. Courtesy: Stellar
Maintenance January 21, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 14-20

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, food and beverage facility security, develop an ERP business plan, regenerative solutions, and predictive maintenance growth were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 14-20. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Hydraulics January 17, 2019

Application and environment’s impact on choosing the correct hose

An application's environment and conditions can have a major impact on choosing the correct type of hose.

By Kevin Olmstead
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Robotics January 16, 2019

Vacuum gripper benefits for collaborative robots

Vacuum grippers can be beneficial for collaborative robots, but the type of application and the potential costs associated with them need to be considered.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Chart 1: Predictive maintenance market share 2017-2022. Courtesy: Cyient
Energy Efficiency January 14, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 7-13

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, regenerative solutions, predictive maintenance growth, the PMI's December drop, and IIoT risks and rewards were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra