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Courtesy: Emerson
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 7, 2020

Augmented reality tools: A digital bridge for the skill gap

Augmented reality (AR) is changing the way manufacturers work in the field. See three benefits of augmented reality and three examples of how AR helps users.

By Anna Velena, Vineesh Kapoor
Courtesy: Seeq
Analytics August 4, 2020

How to prepare data for analysis

The devil is in the details

By Michael Risse
Courtesy: PTC
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 4, 2020

COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation

Industrial organizations are realizing digital transformation value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rapid production changes, enterprise-wide connectivity, and a shift from proof of concept to proof of value for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.

By Sean Callahan
Courtesy of: SEMI
Business of Engineering July 11, 2020

Three university projects launched to advance flexible hybrid electronics

SEMI FlexTech announced the launch of three projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations for new applications in industries including healthcare, automotive, industrial and defense.

By SEMI
Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 10, 2020

Machine mount I/O devices are the data satellites of the machine

Machine mount I/O devices are expected to support simple digital and analog inputs and outputs and other modules with intelligence built in support motor starters, variable speed drives, communication modules and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers. Integrated safety can support systems more simply than hardwired solutions or separate systems.

By Raj Rajendra
Courtesy: Ben Cyr and Dr. Sara Rampazzi, University of Michigan
Sensors, Vision July 7, 2020

Wireless sensors for N95 masks could enable more accurate decontamination

University of Michigan researchers are developing tiny wireless sensors for recycled N95 masks could verify, in real time, whether the respirators are being exposed to proper decontamination conditions

By Zach Champion
Courtesy: FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 10, 2020

FDT IIoT ecosystem built to connect, empower intelligent industrial enterprise

Easier digital transformation and innovative industrial automation business models are expected to result from the FDT Group’s platform independent FDT 3.0 – IIoT Server (FITS) platform to help with control system integration in automation supplier and end-user communities in the process, hybrid and discrete markets.

By FDT Group
Courtesy: Wood
Remote Monitoring June 8, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 1-7, 2020

Articles about Product of the Year, remote operations, plant cooling systems, COVID-19 safety and data flow were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 1-7, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Other Networks June 8, 2020

Five ways digital transformation metrics give manufacturers more flexibility

Digital transformation (DX) provides manufacturers with more flexibility and transform industrial processes and operations. See five ways metrics cover the DX solution lifecycle.

By Jacques Durand
Courtesy: Siemens Digital Industries Software, New Products for Engineers Database
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 6, 2020

Seven ways automation design software helps IIoT

Electrical and automation design software can help with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) automation implementations in seven ways. See product examples.

By Mark T. Hoske