Automation & Motion Control
Elizabeth Montalbano

Robotics and Smart Automation Change the Packaging Game
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
10/25/2016  1
Robotics and smart automation solutions are innovating and improving processes in many industries, and manufacturing is one of them. Packaging in particular is an area in which ...

Rob Spiegel

Who Needs a Smart Staff When You Have Remote Monitoring?
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
10/24/2016  1
Remote monitoring has come a long way over the past couple decades. Years ago, sensors on motors were connected to a wired network. The sensor read the temperature of the motor and ...

Naomi Price

IoT Devices Scale from Billions to Trillions
Naomi Price, Conference Content Director, UBM
10/21/2016  8
ARM CEO Simon Segars will take the keynote stage twice at ARM TechCon 2016 next week. On Tuesday, he'll introduce the ARM TechCon community to Masayoshi Son, the chairman and CEO of ...

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Germany, Tesla in War of Words Over 'Autopilot'
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
10/20/2016  3
The term "autopilot" is now at the heart of a growing debate between Tesla Motors Inc. and Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority.

Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief

Breaking Engineering Barriers By Breaking Personal Barriers
Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief
10/20/2016  2
With names like CERN, Cornell, SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) National Accelerator Laboratory, Agilent, and hundreds of published pieces on his resume, Ransom Stephens ...

Naomi Price

Scalability, Agility, Extensibility will Determine the Future of the IoT
Naomi Price, Conference Content Director, UBM
10/20/2016  2
The Internet of Things is at an important and exciting tipping point in its evolution. Components with embedded connectivity are shrinking in size, power, and cost. Circuitry is ...

Chris Wiltz

Apple Puts the Brakes on Its Automotive Ambitions
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
10/18/2016  4
Bad news for die hard Apple fans. After years of rumors, it looks like the tech giant isn't going to be getting into automobile manufacturing after all. Citing anonymous sources ...

Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief

Keep Calm and Go to Pluto
Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief
10/18/2016  0
Imagine this: You've worked for 14 years toward a project goal. You've crossed every T. Dotted every I. Ensured every aspect of your design, your team was set to work optimally. ...

Chris Wiltz

How Augmented Reality Can Help Us Accept Autonomous Cars
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
10/14/2016  8
Augmented reality (AR) is going to find its way into your car...and not just so you can drive around and cheat at Pokemon Go.


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Remote Machine Connectivity Means Plant Data Everywhere and Anywhere
Remote connectivity delivers process and condition for greater plant efficiencies.

Project Management Gets an Upgrade -- and Into a Scrum
Innovations such as “scrum” and virtualization methods have changed the project management game.

Modular Application Software Comes On Scene in Industrial Automation
The trend to automation development software emphasizing configurable objects, versus structured programming, takes a step forward.

Integrated Safety Breaks the Cost-Savings Barrier at Plants
Integrated safety systems are paying for themselves in fewer injuries, reduced downtime, easier maintenance, and improved flexibility.

Human-Machine Interfaces Are Undergoing a Renaissance
Mobile technology is putting its imprint on industrial operator interfaces, offering touch capabilities, new design approaches, and more sophisticated functionality.

Smart PLCs and PACs — More Complex but Easier to Use
Increased processing speeds and greater intelligence in smaller devices is changing traditional PLCs and PACs. The PAC is morphing into a PLC, and they both may be replaced by embedded PCs.

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