Plant Automation

Courtesy: Applied Manufacturing Technology
Automation July 29, 2021

Engineering company installs automated production, material handling solutions

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) completed two major projects at Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co., based in Michigan.

By Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
Courtesy: Emerson
Process Manufacturing July 2, 2021

Improving operator performance from field to control room

Digitally transforming operations in the control room can provide new methods for solving problems and improving optimization with increased automation. A refinery projected almost $200,000 in energy savings for five heat-exchangers in 90 days.

By Meha Jha, Marcio Donnangelo and Tim Olsen
Courtesy: Cummins
Discrete Manufacturing July 9, 2021

Cummins integrates metal 3D printed production

More additive manufacturing is expected, lower costs, higher speeds with 20 part numbers available. Depending on the complexity of the part, the technology can print 60 to 100 times faster than other laser-based printing processes, allowing high-volume production.

By Mark T. Hoske
Standards July 23, 2013

McGladrey study: Optimism is local, concern is global

While manufacturing continues to grow in the U.S, concerns remain about the global economy and how regulations might impact or hamper the industry's growth

Courtesy: CSIA
System Integrators May 10, 2021

System integrators are a good investment

Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) provided benchmarking factors to improve operational and financial performance, as well as recruiting and retention for engineering and technology personnel.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: FieldComm Group
Other Networks June 28, 2021

HART technology evolution with HART-IP

HART technology has been developed, alongside other technologies, to allow it to continue to meet the needs of the industry marketplace.

By Paul Sereiko
Courtesy: Autotech Controls
Sensors, Vision June 22, 2021

Industry standard size 25 encoder reference website, push-button programmable encoders

An encoder part number reference website,, deciphers more than 200,000 size-25 encoder combinations, gives descriptions and replacement options with next-day delivery for orders placed by 6 p.m. CST; 10 two-button-programmable encoders are said to cover all combinations.

By Mark T. Hoske