Virtualization

Smart inspection equipment enables easy transfer of information to analysts or management. The inclusion of sophisticated reporting tools reduces the chance of human errors. Courtesy: Olympus
Virtualization September 11, 2019

Use Cloud to transform inspection processes

Manage increasing data volumes that follow from connected inspection, in-service monitoring.

By Calvin Jory
Virtualization August 29, 2019

Industrial controller cybersecurity best practices

Protecting industrial automation systems is easier when controllers offer built-in cybersecurity features.

By Benson Hougland
In industrial automation, the edge is found where the action is, at or near the industrial process. Courtesy: CFE Media
Virtualization June 26, 2019

Your questions answered: IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

Webinar participants outline evolving nature of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) elements and how users are applying the edge, fog and cloud in their manufacturing operations.

By Charles (Chuck) C. Byers, Ed Kuzemchak, and Steve Hilton
Darren Roos (left), CEO, IFS, and Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica, will be combining their companies' resources after EQT Partners' acquisition of Acumatica. Courtesy: IFS, Acumatica
Virtualization June 21, 2019

ERP cloud companies to collaborate under new ownership

Acumatica will combine their resources with IFS after the company's acquisition from EQT Partners.

By IFS North America
Virtualization April 7, 2019

Data visualization, monitoring remotely

Improving data visualization and implementing cloud-based remote access is also the first step to implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 applications for said data visualization.

By Jack Smith
Figure 2: This AutomationDirect C-more human-machine interface (HMI) touch panel provides local data logging to an SD-card or a USB drive. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Virtualization March 27, 2019

Working with the cloud

Using the cloud for data logging and remote access can improve operations, cut costs and simplify interactions.

By Jonathan Griffith
It’s important to develop a team approach from the start of any integration process to ensure all members of the operation and controls teams have input into the final system. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Virtualization December 31, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 24-30

Articles about the Top Plant winner, the skills gap, Product of the Year finalists, marshaling virtual resources, and automation experts adding productivity were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 24-30, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Building a virtual network is much like building a hard-wired network: finding many wires all leading to the same system. Courtesy: Hargrove Controls + Automation
Virtualization December 19, 2018

Marshal your virtual resources

In a tight job market, finding outside partners is a global process

By Heath Stephens, PE
Virtualization December 18, 2018

IIC, OpenFog groups to collaborate

Combined organization to focus on cloud computing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) research.

By Bob Vavra
Courtesy: Lenze Americas
Virtualization November 26, 2018

Three phases of industrial digital transformation

Manufacturing, packaging, and logistics companies are unlocking new potential through digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics.

By Daniel Repp