Automation & Motion Control
Rob Spiegel

The Tools Have Arrived for the Fully Digital Plant
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/26/2016  0
The technology to support the move to the digital plant has come a long way in recent years. New technologies and techniques are available right now to monitor equipment, including ...

Rob Spiegel

What the Paycheck of a 2016 Engineering Grad Will Look Like
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/24/2016  1
The average salaries for engineering grads entering the job market range from $62,000 to $64,000 -- except for one notable standout. According to the 2016 Salary Survey from The ...

Rob Spiegel

Packaging Gets All Dressed Up for Advanced Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/24/2016  0
Packaging is getting smarter. The need for flexibility and speedy packaging operations has prompted packaging vendors to provide intelligent, connected systems that can switch ...

Rob Spiegel

Cyber Criminals Are Lurking on Trusted Sites
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/23/2016  3
Any sense of security across the Internet continues to deteriorate as attacks are being reported at an alarming rate. In the last few weeks alone, we've seen attacks on the ...

Chris Wiltz

You'll Need an RFID Implant to Fire This Smart Gun
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
8/22/2016  14
The gun control debate isn't one that's going to slow down or resolve itself any time soon. But some companies are working on ways to create safer "smart guns" that only respond to ...

Chris Wiltz

Lessons From BattleBots on Engineering and Combat
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
8/19/2016  1
This post contains images of robot-on-robot violence. Reader discretion is advised:

Rob Spiegel

Product News
Safety Advances for Plant Robots
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/19/2016  0
The most efficient robot is a safe robot. In that spirit, ABB has expanded its collaborative portfolio with SafeMove2, the company's latest generation of its robot safety system. ...

Rob Spiegel

The Digital Plant Will Transform Industries
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/18/2016  1
The cyber plant or advanced manufacturing will disrupt how products get made and who contributes to the production process. This disruption will be discussed at the Automation ...

Rob Spiegel

GE Takes the Digital Pulse of the Plant
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/17/2016  1
Most plants are taking the step toward digitizing their production data. The burden of running around the plant with a clipboard is finally disappearing. Now there's one more step ...


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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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