Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Cybersecurity September 30, 2020

Physical security: picking up the pieces

Businesses need to be ready to pick up where they left off when it comes to enhancing physical security measures in the wake of COVID-19.

By Gregory Hale
The mini UVC, jointly developed by BlueBotics and Engmotion, is mobile robot that disinfects as programmed every using UVC lamp technologies. It can be used alone or in a connected fleet to autonomously disinfect hospitals, airports, hotels, and commercial/industrial sites. BlueBotics uses its autonomous navigation technology (ANT) mobile robot platform to simplify and shorten installation of AGVs and mobile robots. Courtesy: BlueBotics SA
Robotics September 30, 2020

Five tips for specifying mobile robots

Before investing in an industrial mobile robot, get answers for these five questions.

By Matthew Wade
In early-fall 2020, College of Engineering student employees assembled Badger Seal mask fitters outside the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory in Wendt Commons. Courtesy Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE September 28, 2020

DIY fitter developed to improve mask filtration

The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.

By Renee Meiller
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 27, 2020

COVID-19 accelerates the digitalization of enterprises

Facing pressure and uncertainty from COVID-19, manufacturing companies need to improve innovation, agility and adaptability as it applies to products, services, operations, and employee developments. 

By Stone Shi
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
PPE September 21, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 14-20, 2020

Articles about a redesigned COVID-19 mask, the Leaders Under 40 winners, EAM systems, 3-phase squirrel cage motors and quality management system audits were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 14-20, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Business of Engineering September 16, 2020

Eight tips to stand out at a virtual career fair

Making meaningful connections requires planning and research requires a little extra planning and preparation when it comes to a virtual career fair and a slightly different mindset.

By Becca Harrison
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AI and Machine Learning September 16, 2020

Computational model developed for COVID-19 testing allocation

A computational model that can be used to identify the best allocation plans for distributing COVID-19 test kits to hospitals, clinics, and relevant state agencies has been developed by North Carolina State researchers.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
PPE September 16, 2020

Redesigned mask offers greater protection, comfort for user

A mask that combines barrier filtration material with a stretchable fabric for greater protection and comfort has been designed by Georgia Tech researchers.

By John Toon
Courtesy: Lindsay France, Cornell University
Robotics September 15, 2020

Robots, know-how driving COVID lab’s massive testing effort

Cornell University is using robots and batch testing to ensure thousands of tests can be processed to ensure the university can safely operate during the school year.

By Melanie Lefkowitz
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Motors, Drives September 14, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 7-13, 2020

Articles about 3-phase squirrel cage motors, effects of low energy prices, virtual commissioning, global manufacturing outlook and grab sampling systems were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 7-13, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra