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Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology COVID-19 engineering impact survey, March 20-25
Research April 3, 2020

Survey results: increased recognition of COVID-19’s adverse impact

Digital work from home is fine, but manufacturing takes place in the physical world

By CFE Media
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering March 28, 2020

Survey on impact of COVID-19 on electronics industry released

Recent results of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus displayed a shift towards more positive expectations and minimal impact to the electronic components industry.

By Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
Research March 18, 2020

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Courtesy: Plant Engineering/ATS
Maintenance March 11, 2020

An evolutionary challenge faces the maintenance function

It involves a mix of people and technology concerns, each one feeding off the other

By Kevin Parker
Q: Which robotic devices, systems or services do you buy or specify? Check all that apply. (N=118) Seventy-one percent of respondents said they buy or specify robots, while 64% said they specify robot sensors or vision; 59% specify robot grippers; 52% robotic software; 50% robotics as part of a larger system; and 49% robotic control panels and enclosures. Courtesy: Robotics Research Report, 2019, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics December 13, 2019

Buying, specifying robotics

2019 Robotics Research Report: Respondents to the Control Engineering and Plant Engineering 2019 Robotics Research survey identified use, trends, and purchasing habits of industrial robots and related hardware, software, peripherals, robotic safety, training, installation, integration, and maintenance.

By Mark T. Hoske, Hemdeep Kaur, and Amanda Pelliccione
Motors, Drives September 6, 2019

2019 Motor Drives Study

Five trends on buying, specifying motor drives

By Amanda Pelliccione
Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager, tries Google Glass at Gail Borden Public Library. Courtesy: CFE Media
HMI, OI August 14, 2019

Augmented reality expected to address manufacturing skills deficit

Manufacturers share knowledge where and when needed via augmented reality (AR). See eight leading AR applications, according to IHS Markit research.

By Alex West
Courtesy: CFE Media, ATS
Maintenance March 13, 2019

A race against time

Maintenance is valued, but aging equipment puts pressure on plants.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: CFE Media, Donaldson Company, Inc.
Maintenance March 12, 2019

Aging dust collection equipment requires attention to maintenance

Donaldson study finds more system evaluation needed.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
The PMI Index dropped 5.2 percentage points in December to a 2-year low. Courtesy: CFE Media.
Business of Engineering January 3, 2019

PMI plunges in December over manufacturing slowdown concerns

Index drops almost 10% to 2-year low as production, new orders slump.

By Bob Vavra