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In industrial automation, the edge is found where the action is, at or near the industrial process. Courtesy: CFE Media
Standards June 26, 2019

Your questions answered: IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

Webinar participants outline evolving nature of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) elements and how users are applying the edge, fog and cloud in their manufacturing operations.

By Charles (Chuck) C. Byers, Ed Kuzemchak, and Steve Hilton
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Standards June 10, 2019

Stop! In the name of safety

Workers should be encouraged to halt a job when risks appear.

By Don Byrne
For combustion to take place the dust (fuel) has to have proper particle dispersion, along with the other conditions for combustion, heat, oxygen. Courtesy: Westex by Milliken
Standards June 6, 2019

Expert advice given on NFPA 70E

Best practices for mitigating arc flash and combustible dust hazards.

By Scott Francis
Courtesy: CFE Media
Standards June 4, 2019

Prevention through Design: Improving electrical safety in the plant

Better equipment design takes a step beyond training.

By Marty Kronz
The use of propane tanks for its forklift fleet is part of Graphic Products’ overall forklift safety program. Courtesy: Propane Education & Research Council
Standards May 16, 2019

Fueling forklift safety

Company’s choice of propane one part of its best practices

By Jeremy Wishart
Standards May 14, 2019

Standards committee finalizes test methods and metrics for collaborative robots

The RIA R15.06 Standards Committee has finalized Technical Report (TR) R15.806-2018 to address the test methods and metrics for measuring pressure and force associated with quasi-static and transient contact events of collaborative applications.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Figure 1: Two variants of mesh technology. Courtesy: Behr Technologies
Standards April 30, 2019

Wireless low-power IIoT sensor networks differentiated

Mesh networks and low-power WANs are for different IIoT use cases and installation settings.

By Albert Behr
Clearly defining what colors indicate in your control system is an important—and occasionally overlooked—parameter in system design. Courtesy: CFE Media file image
Standards February 7, 2019

Does your control system have style?

Defining system language, look as important as operating parameters.

By Jason Tippett
CFE Media file photo.
Standards December 24, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 17-23

Articles about the Top Plant winner, Product of the Year finalists, the skills gap, making safety a profit center, and a look at the robotics industry were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 17-23, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Standards November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan