Coronavirus, COVID-19

Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
COVID-19 October 31, 2021

Nanotube-based sensor can detect COVID-19 proteins

MIT engineers have designed a nanotube-based sensor that can detect COVID-19 without any antibody and could be used for other pandemic, improving worker health.

By Anne Trafton
Courtesy: Linden Research Group, CU Boulder
COVID-19 October 17, 2021

UV light is effective, safe deterrent against COVID-19 in public places

A specific ultraviolet (UV) wavelength was found to be effective in killing the COVID-19 virus as well as other respiratory viruses while still being safe for public use.

By Kelsey Simpkins
Accessible onsite inventory alleviates interruptions in throughput levels. Courtesy: BHDP
COVID-19 October 11, 2021

Capacity planning in a post-COVID manufacturing world

Capacity and supply-chain strategies help manufactures remain competitive

By Michael D. Verdier
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
COVID-19 August 27, 2021

Manufacturers encourage COVID-19 vaccinations but stop short of mandates

Manufacturing supply chains continue to adapt to COVID-19 and vaccinations are one way. A recent report indicates, however, a slight majority are encouraging their employees to get the vaccine.

By Sikich LLP
Courtesy: Devora Najjar, MIT
COVID-19 August 9, 2021

Engineers develop COVID-19 saliva test

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a small tabletop device that can detect COVID-19 from a saliva sample in about an hour.

By Anne Trafton
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
COVID-19 July 25, 2021

Airport logistic automation market stays strong in spite of COVID-19

Overall airport logistics automation sales only fell by 5% in 2020, from $4.3 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion in 2021, and is expected to have a gradual rebound in the next few years, according to Interact Analysis.

By Jamie Fox
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
COVID-19 July 19, 2021

Six ways COVID-19 will change food plant design

COVID-19 has impacted the way food plant facilities are being built from restrooms to automation and worker satisfaction and overall safety.

By Tanya Frantzen
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
COVID-19 June 22, 2021

Four ways site location can affect construction costs

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost of construction materials has skyrocketed, labor is scarce and demand is surging. But that doesn’t mean the food supply chain can stop.

By Derek Bickerton
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
COVID-19 June 16, 2021

The current state of the maintenance function

Urgent issues face the manufacturing industries amidst resurgence.

By Plant Engineering
Courtesy: Fluke Calibration
COVID-19 June 14, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 7-13, 2021

Articles about tips on calibration for automation and control engineers, advanced valve diagnostic drive savings, how to build scalable data models with MQTT Sparkplugs, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 7-13, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay