Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Business of Engineering February 12, 2021

How we work now

Manufacturing demand remains strong in spite of the COVID-19, but workers are still adjusting.

By Kevin Parker
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PPE February 8, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 1-7, 2021

Articles about improved mask filtration, motors and drives tips, effective plant turnarounds, the factory of the future and machine learning were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 5, 2021

IoT-enabled process validation system for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

An Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-enabled global process validation system with advanced process control (APC) capabilities can accelerate manufacturing efficiency, production capacity and reduce production cycle time for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

By Ramya Mopidevi
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Business of Engineering February 1, 2021

Manufacturing industry records growth for eighth straight month

January manufacturing index slides a bit from December to 58.7%, but industry still showing strength.

By Chris Vavra
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Energy Management February 1, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 25-31, 2021

Articles about Product of the Year finalists, hydrogen benefits, robots and COVID-19, the factory of the future and improving the supply chain were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 25-31, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Robotics January 31, 2021

Non-automotive robotic orders surpass automotive orders in 2020

Robotic orders for 2020 were 3.5% higher than 2019 with non-automotive robotic orders surpassing automotive orders for the first time ever, according to the Robotic Industries Association. 

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
LASER-D, developed by USC Viterbi researchers, is an animal-like robot that can crawl, crouch and disinfect surfaces and objects to fight COVID-19. Courtesy: Quan Nguyen, USC Viterbi
Robotics January 27, 2021

Disinfection robot developed to halt COVID-19 spread

A team of USC master’s students created a disinfection robot called LASER-D to use on COVID-19 prevention. See video.

By Avni Shah
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Maintenance January 25, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 18-24, 2021

Articles about the factory of the future, asset maintenance, predictive analytics success, solar power plant commissioning and wastewater surveillance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 18-24, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Process Manufacturing January 23, 2021

Digitalization crucial for food manufacturing processes

Smart and proactive digital solutions can help support ongoing operations even through disruptive global events like the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Suzanne Gill
Interact Analysis projects there will be an annual growth rate of the order of 15 to 20% leading to 2028 in the collaborative robot market. Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics January 22, 2021

Collaborative robot market predicted to surge

The collaborative robot market, led by China and the United States, is predicted to thrive over the next several years after a difficult period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Interact Analysis