Sensors, Vision

Sensors, Vision April 21, 2021

Graphene-based biosensors used to develop mass COVID-19 tests

Graphene-based biosensors are being used to develop better, cheaper, quicker, more accessible testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

By Mike Krapfl
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Actuators April 18, 2021

Instrument technician’s evolving role

Many plant-floor technicians are being asked to do more as their role evolves.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Clark Nexsen
Sensors, Vision April 4, 2021

How 3D LIDAR scanning adds value for industrial, manufacturing clients

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) scanning offers critical benefits to clients and engineers and makes projects more efficient and minimizes conflicts.

By James Meadows
MIT researchers have developed a deep learning neural network to aid the design of soft-bodied robots, such as these iterations of a robotic elephant. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics March 23, 2021

Researchers’ algorithm designs soft robots that sense

Deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation. See video.

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: Albert Kahn Associates Inc.
Machinery and Equipment March 11, 2021

Mercury Marine builds innovative acoustic testing facility

Mercury Marine commissioned Albert Kahn Associates to design and engineer a new noise, vibration and harshness test facility

By Peter G. Lynde, PE
Process Manufacturing March 7, 2021

Address strategic flow control concerns

Finding the skilled workers to fill those repatriated positions is a challenge for companies looking to support reshoring

By Kevin Parker
The Bedrock OSA Remote +Flow industrial control system integrates industry-leading Flow-Cal algorithms and PLC/PAC/RTU functionality into powerful, secure control module that fits in the palm of the hand. With this single automation platform and free IEC 61131-3 engineering software, users can configure oil and gas measurement and custody transfer applications requiring 10 to 20 I/O; program the I/O and control strategies in the field; and connect via standard protocols such as HART, Ethernet IP and Modbus, alongside OPC UA and MQTT. It received 2021 Engineers’ Choice recognition in the Industrial Internet of Things Connectivity – Edge Controller category. Courtesy: Bedrock Automation
Automation February 4, 2021

Integrating flow, process control improves operations

System integration, operations advice: Integrated flow and process control can significantly improve oil and gas operations.

By Tim Manning
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
MIT researchers have developed a deep learning-based algorithm to detect anomalies in time series data. Courtesy: MIT News
Sensors, Actuators December 21, 2020

Method finds hidden warning signals in collected measurements

A deep-learning algorithm has been developed that could provide advanced notice when systems — from satellites to data centers — are falling out of whack.

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: Sulzer
Pumps November 27, 2020

Technology for legacy pumps developed

Every industrial process delivers benefits for people around the world and nearly all of them involve a pumping operation at some point and keeping these essential assets operational is an important task.

By Daniela Haldenwang