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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
Coronavirus impact data was collected from March 12 to 17 from visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites. Half of respondents’ business have negative effects; half have supply chain problems. Results cover impact on business, company responses, travel, future outlook, government strategies and other topics.
A variety of MIT research projects are being developed to aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Grants totaling $30 million over next five years will fund advanced manufacturing projects.
Index increases to 56.6% as new orders, production levels point to a positive start to 2019
The IIoT for Engineers 2018 Enterprise Resources Planning, IIoT and the Cloud Study unveiled several key findings regarding usage of ERP, IIoT, and the Cloud. This includes connections to process control, HMIs, SCADA, data historians, alarm management, and data acquisition systems.
7 key findings on facility maintenance