Plant Automation

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
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
Courtesy: IoTco
Lean Maintenance January 19, 2021

Six steps toward the factory of the future

A solid foundation is required for any initiative

By Mohamed (Mo) Abuali
Courtesy: Tesco Controls
PLCs, PACs December 12, 2020

Migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware

Zero downtime is a requirement for many water/wastewater processes, often necessitating upgrading legacy automation by migrating existing code

By Raju Nair
Courtesy: Propane Education & Research Council
Material Handling October 1, 2020

Fundamentals of forklift safety

Keep employees safe and productive by reinforcing these safety reminders

By Matt McDonald
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Safety January 19, 2021

How wastewater surveillance can track COVID-19 infections

A method has been developed that detects the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples as well as whether infection rates are going up or down.

By Michelle Horton
Courtesy: Breen Machine Automation Services
Ethernet January 19, 2021

What to know about industrial Ethernet versus office Ethernet

Ethernet is growing in popularity, particularly as more people work from home, but there are some important differences between industrial Ethernet and office Ethernet people need to be aware of.

By Jon Breen
Courtesy: Sulzer
Sensors, Actuators January 21, 2021

Vertical pump efficiency and reliability

By optimizing performance and efficiency in these important pumps, operating and maintenance costs for vertical suspended pumps can be reduced.

By Jason Simcoe and Seth Tate