Research

Courtesy: Plant Engineering
Research May 30, 2024

Research shows PPE, safety as top challenges for manufacturers

A recent research summary on PPE and fall protection purchasing behavior and future innovations shows trends, challenges and innovations

By Amara Rozgus
Courtesy: Plant Engineering
Research March 28, 2024

Salary survey shows highest wages in a decade

Comparing data over the past 14 years, Plant Engineering salary survey respondents reported the highest salaries and bonus compensation

By Amara Rozgus and Amanda McLeman
Research March 9, 2023

Research: Motors, drives important to plant engineers

In this 2023 study on motors and drives, product quality was the most important factor for selecting a product

By Amara Rozgus
Research March 1, 2023

Maintenance survey indicates shift to cloud, more sophisticated apps well underway

Providers need to demonstrate systems integration capabilities

By Kevin Parker and Amanda Pelliccione
Research February 22, 2023

How does your salary match up?

Salaries remain virtually flat, and unemployment levels are very low

By Amara Rozgus and Amanda McLeman
Research June 28, 2022

Automation helps combat labor shortages

Think Again: Are automation and controls helping to fill the growing manufacturing skills gap? Control Engineering research, “Purchasing Considerations for Automation Systems & Control Systems” shows an increase in spending for the next 12 months in most categories.

By Mark T. Hoske
Research June 22, 2022

How do lighting designers spend their time?

The short answer: most time is spent researching lighting and lighting controls systems

By Amara Rozgus
Courtesy: CFE Media and CFE Technology.
Research December 16, 2021

Supply chain shortages encourage automation interoperability

Automation users are more likely to purchase from companies supporting standards that promote interoperability: Among findings in Control Engineering research.

By Mark T. Hoske