Coronavirus, COVID-19

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
COVID-19 January 21, 2022

Turning face masks into smart monitoring devices

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new smart sensor called FaceBit, which is a quarter-sized sensor that uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.

By Amanda Morris
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