Automation & Control Manufacturing Resources

Automation 2020: IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

  • Ebook

Formerly called Advancing Automation, this ebook series includes sponsored and curated articles from a variety of experts on the latest in smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 topics, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Hybrid Heuristics for High Speed Route Optimization

  • White Paper

This paper discusses the challenges faced in route planning and how existing algorithms are largely insufficient. It also discusses how the use of a hybrid heuristic method derived from the combination of straight line heuristics and real road distance metrics presents the best solution to solving the challenge of planning efficient routes at high speed for last-mile deliveries today.

80 GHz radar vs. Ultrasonic Level Measurement Comparison

  • White Paper

When it comes to non-contact continuous level measurement, radar and ultrasonic are two of the most common technologies used. This paper will compare and contrast 80 GHz radar sensors with ultrasonic transmitters for liquid and solid level measurements.

Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems with Variable Speed Pumps and Pressure Sen

  • White Paper

Distributing water on a large scale has been a challenge that the world has tackled for decades. It is a particular challenge in high-rise buildings, and with a trend for designers to build up in urban areas, rather than out, it is a challenge that has become a new focus for design engineers.

How Robots Change The World: What automation really means for jobs and productivity

  • White Paper

The robotics revolution is rapidly accelerating, as fast-paced technological advances in automation, engineering, energy storage, artificial intelligence, and machine learning converge. The result will transform the capabilities of robots and their ability to take over tasks once carried out by humans.

What is the Difference Between Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) and Pulsed Wave or Pulsed

  • White Paper

The two types of non-contact level radar, Pulse Level Radar and Frequency Module Continuous Wave (FMCW) Level Radar have been widely used throughout the process industry.

Direct Drive Linear Motors: Overview and Selection Process

  • White Paper

To help make the process of selecting linear motors simpler, we’ll start by explaining the mechanics of a direct drive linear motor and contrast it with a more traditional indirect drive system.

A Case for IIoT’s Future in Supply Chain Management

  • White Paper

This paper will explore how one construction materials hauling company used level measurement sensors and IIoT networks to better manage their operation.

What Do Engineers Need to Know about Encoders and Motors for Oil & Gas?

  • White Paper

Position sensors and motors are crucial components in oil and gas equipment and must operate day in and day out in some of the most challenging conditions.

The Trillion-Dollar Question for Advanced Industries: How to extract full value from technology?

  • White Paper

As data, connectivity, and processing power expand, so do opportunities for industrial companies to extract value through innovative products, services, and business models. This McKinsey study delves further into how technology delivers value to today's industry.