HMI, OI

Steve Markham is the new president of Lenze Americas, an automation and motion control company, the company said in a July 7 announcement. Courtesy: Lenze Americas
Automation, Controls July 8, 2021

New president at machine-builder automation and motion-control company

With its new president, the company plans to invest in logistics and supply chain and expand its motion automation portfolio and engineering support to help machine builders add productivity, increase efficiency and lower system cost.

By Lenze Americas
Courtesy: John Toon, Georgia Tech
Automation, Controls April 12, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control systems helping drones team up to deliver heavy package, smart factory acceleration in a pandemic, and two ways smart pneumatics maximize energy savings were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
HMI, OI April 4, 2021

Insights on remote operations and HMIs

A look at how COVID-19 is changing remote operations and human-machine interfaces

By Jack Smith
Automation, Controls October 9, 2020

Insights on DCS migration and mobility

Many software and hardware technologies have been developed that allow companies the means to remotely monitor and control business processes from anywhere, via any device, at any time.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
HMI, OI June 3, 2020

Doing more with HMI/SCADA software

Modern technology and creative thinking are enabling many impressive projects using human-machine interface software and supervisory control and data acquisition software. HMI and SCADA software help with OT and IT convergence. See six SCADA software advantages, applications.

By Travis Cox
HMI, OI May 30, 2020

Upgrading HMIs and change management

The June issue of AppliedAutomation looks at high-performance HMIs (HP-HMIs) and remote monitoring in the age of COVID-19.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
HMI, OI May 27, 2020

How to upgrade to a high-performance HMI

When beginning a hardware and software upgrade project, look to implement high-performance human-machine interface (H-P-HMI) graphics for greater control of manufacturing processes and systems.

By Brian E. Bolton and Eric Rector
Figure 8: Cost comparisons for parallel pumps. Courtesy: Mentor
Automation, Controls May 25, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 18-24, 2020

Articles about plant cooling system optimization, Product of the Year winners, COVID-19 grant for wastewater, digital twins and COVID-19's impact on engineering jobs were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 18-24, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: AIUT, Control Engineering Poland
Automation, Controls March 2, 2020

Automation of auxiliary processes is the key to the smart factory

The essence of a factory, based on the Industry 4.0 technology, will be to incorporate further areas and production structures into already automated ecosystem of key processes and a digital expansion should be radical.

By Jerzy Greblicki
Figure 2: Intelligent building automation and enterprise management systems use flexible architecture and open industry standards to integrate existing building systems and streamline processes and optimize building performance. Courtesy: Honeywell
Automation, Controls February 28, 2020

Four ways to sharpen the technology that runs buildings in 2020

IoT and intelligent management systems have revolutionized the capabilities of our buildings by enabling better automation and increasing efficiencies for better overall building health

By Himanshu Khurana