System Integration

Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, www.controleng.com 
Safety January 19, 2021

How wastewater surveillance can track COVID-19 infections

A method has been developed that detects the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples as well as whether infection rates are going up or down.

By Michelle Horton
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Energy, Power January 14, 2021

Safer, fast-charging aqueous battery developed

A 3D zinc-manganese nano-alloy anode has been developed, resulting in a stable, high-performance aqueous battery that uses seawater as an electrolyte.

By Jeannie Kever
Courtesy: Emerson
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 6, 2021

Industrial automation unites the best of OT and IT

As operational and information technology roles progressively overlap in the industrial automation space, a hybrid operational technology/information technology (OT/IT) solution becomes increasingly necessary.

By Rich Carpenter
Courtesy: Malisko Engineering Inc.
System Integration December 16, 2020

Integrators improve service value by moving providing an XaaS model

Integrators improve their value to manufacturers by adapting to a delivery system inspired by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which takes on many forms

By Stephen J. Malyszko
Courtesy: Wood Americas
Maintenance December 14, 2020

How system integrators can help reduce maintenance costs

Shirley Ike from Wood Americas offers advice on predictive and prescriptive maintenance

By Shirley Ike
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 14, 2020

How to acquire trained talent through new learning opportunities

A shift toward engineering design will require proficiency in new tools developed through the training of current workers as well as the attraction of digitally fit new hires

By Laura Mabikafola
Courtesy: Matrix Technologies Inc.
System Integrators December 13, 2020

How to build a business case

Achieve that go/no-go decision and avoid killing a project before it begins

By Ryan Courtney
Courtesy: Applied Control Engineering Inc.
System Integration December 13, 2020

Advice for a manufacturing pandemic response plan

Now that we are several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be a good time to codify some of what has been learned into a new pandemic response plan

By David N. Erby
Courtesy: Grantek Systems Integration Ltd.
Remote Monitoring December 11, 2020

Implementing secure remote access and MES

Maintaining business continuity during COVID-19 is vital for manufacturers; secure remote access can provide a safe platform to keep operations running

By Sam Russem and Jacob Chapman
Courtesy: Vertech
System Integration December 10, 2020

Tea time at AriZona Beverage Co.

System integrator, Vertech, provided automation for AriZona Beverage Co.’s new greenfield facility

By Paul Warning