In this 2023 study on motors and drives, product quality was the most important factor for selecting a product
Providers need to demonstrate systems integration capabilities
Salaries remain virtually flat, and unemployment levels are very low
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.
The short answer: most time is spent researching lighting and lighting controls systems
Automation users are more likely to purchase from companies supporting standards that promote interoperability: Among findings in Control Engineering research.
Recent research indicates more operational technology and information technology collaboration, and 40% are spending more to do it. See a dozen bits of OT/IT collaboration advice.
In the New Products for Engineers Database by CFE Media and Technology, 5 of the top 6 products cover control of air or cleaning, since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.
Research analysis, advice: Adverse effects of Coronavirus more than doubled in just a week for visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites taking a survey on COVID-19 impacts on engineering. For respondents answering March 11 to 19 and March 20 to 25, 13% felt a “great deal” of impact in the first week and 35% the next week.
Digital work from home is fine, but manufacturing takes place in the physical world