Industrial PCs

Figure 1: Industrial controllers such as this traditional PLC/PAC, are typically installed in control panels local to the equipment or processes they monitor and automate. Courtesy: Opto 22
Industrial PCs July 30, 2019

Evaluate controller options for industrial applications

Choosing the best industrial controller requires evaluation of automation, communication and security needs.

By Benson Hougland
Integrated safety can extend beyond I/O terminals and implement safety logic directly in servo drives and other components in the field. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Industrial PCs July 2, 2019

Converging safety, non-safety systems increases scalability, flexibility

Integrating safety systems into a machine’s standard control platform simplifies operations, increases diagnostic capabilities and creates safer work environments for engineers and end users.

By Sree Swarna Gutta
Analytics together with connectivity allow for smarter IoT-enabled factories and products, which is vital for the fourth Industrial Revolution and for future changes in manufacturing. Courtesy: CFE Media, IoTCo
Industrial PCs May 8, 2019

IIoT series, Part 1: Five ways to use cloud and IIoT to improve productivity: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Alan Griffiths and Mohamed (Mo) Abuali, Ph.D. answered additional questions about topics such as augmented reality, 5G technology, and predictive analytics.

By Alan Griffiths, Mohamed (Mo) Abuali
MIT researchers’ modified flash storage drives hold promise to cut in half the energy and physical space required to store and manage user data in power-hungry data centers. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs April 3, 2019

Researchers develop architecture to reduce data center energy and space constraints

MIT researchers have developer a flash-storage system designed to cut the energy and physical space required to store and manage data in data centers by half.

By Rob Matheson
Helping with hybrid operational technology implementations, Stratus’ ztC Edge is a zero-touch, fully virtualized and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial edge environments. Courtesy: Stratus Technologies
Industrial PCs November 6, 2018

Why hybrid OT is needed for successful IIoT and control projects

Integrating controls: It is critical to understand differing operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) priorities to achieve collaboration and integration. Without this, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and control projects will fail.

By John Fryer
Industrial PCs June 28, 2018

Exploring the state of the industrial sector

The industrial sector is set to recover in in the second half of 2018 and continue to have a strong global performance although uncertainties remain.

By Alex West, IHS Markit
Industrial PCs April 27, 2018

Natural language AI helps enable data protection

Artificial Solutions has announced enhancements to its enterprise natural language interaction (NLI) platform, Teneo, which have been developed with the EU's incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mind.

By Malek Murison, Vinelake
Industrial PCs April 26, 2018

Beyond collaboration: Old, new manufacturing companies cooperate on solutions

How an enclosures company, a computer maker, and a device supplier worked together to provide a plant-floor data center.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs November 17, 2017

Plant Engineering at 70

Taking a look back at the last 70 years of Plant Engineering. In retrospect, it is easy to see that even as technology changes, the same challenges remain.

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Industrial PCs November 9, 2017

2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 12, 2018.)

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, and Amanda Pelliccione, Project Manager