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Data Protection Best Practices
July 22, 2019

Data Protection Best Practices

By Industrial Internet Consortium
Protecting sensitive data created, stored and consumed by sensor-driven Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology and applications is one of the foundations of trustworthy IIoT systems.

Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems with Variable Speed Pumps and Pressure Sensors
June 27, 2019

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

By Daniel Mullen, Sensata Technologies
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
June 26, 2019

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

By Oxford Economics
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 An Energy Audit?
June 13, 2019

What is An Energy Audit?

The aim of an energy audit is to reduce usage and improve performance. It is becoming a standard practice for large industrial locations as well as smaller operations

Integrating Renewable Sources into a Reliable Power Ecosystem
May 21, 2019

Integrating Renewable Sources into a Reliable Power Ecosystem

By Morteza Seraj, Mitsubishi Electric’
Efficient control hardware combined with the management and optimization offered by virtual power plants provides an opportunity to meet that challenge today. This article provides a practical overview of how virtual power plants can provide the answer.

Direct Drive Linear Motors:  Overview and Selection Process
April 22, 2019

Direct Drive Linear Motors: Overview and Selection Process

By Albert David, Zaber
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.

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A Case for IIoT’s Future in Supply Chain Management
April 18, 2019

A Case for IIoT’s Future in Supply Chain Management

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

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Technical Solution Design Principles
April 12, 2019

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Technical Solution Design Principles

By The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance,
This white paper is focused on helping readers understand in detail the Open Industry 4.0 solution reference architecture framework for interoperability. It provides a dive deep into key design principles of its members defined and supported end to end solutions

How Will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?
March 12, 2019

How Will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?

By Tim Dawson, Interact Analysis
With the manufacturing sector facing a bleak outlook in 2019, this paper shares projections for the growth and development of the programmable logic controller (PLCs) market in key countries and industries

Calculating Acceleration for Linear Motion
February 22, 2019

Calculating Acceleration for Linear Motion

By H2W Technologies
Determining the right motion control solution may require some calculations to match the specifications found on a given motors data sheet.

Mobile Safety in Hazardous Areas
February 20, 2019

Mobile Safety in Hazardous Areas

By Pepperl+Fuchs
Mobile devices can solve many challenges in hazardous industrial environments. But a device that lacks the proper protection could seriously compromise the safety of your plant and personnel.

Evaluation of Different Additive Manufacturing Processes with Liquids and Pastes
February 18, 2019

Evaluation of Different Additive Manufacturing Processes with Liquids and Pastes

By Viscotec
The use of additive manufacturing processes is increasing within industrial applications, as they bring some significant customer benefits compared to conventional processes.

What Do Engineers Need to Know about Encoders and Motors for Oil & Gas?
January 25, 2019

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

By Scott Orlosky & Walter Smith, Sensata Technologies
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. High temperature and pressure, potentially explosive environments, extreme vibration, shock, dirt and moisture are all part of the daily operating environment in drilling applications.

How to Conduct an Energy Audit to Acheive Long-Term Savings
January 23, 2019

How to Conduct an Energy Audit to Acheive Long-Term Savings

By CAS DataLoggers
The goal of an energy audit is to get accurate energy data that shows you where your facility’s energy went over the period; which equipment, circuits, buildings or divisions consumed the energy; and exactly when this usage occurred.

Understanding The Basics:  A Guide to Gas Spring Application
January 11, 2019

Understanding The Basics: A Guide to Gas Spring Application

An explanation of what a gas spring is, component parts, and how they are both constructed and operate. It gives the reader a basic understanding of the workings and terminology used when specifying gas springs.

IHS Report: Process industry markets up four percent in 2017
December 20, 2018

IHS Report: Process industry markets up four percent in 2017

The top process industries grew at a faster rate than the top discrete industries in 2017, and this trend continued in 2018, according to the “Low Voltage Motors Report” from IHS Markit.

Industrial IoT Trends: WSN, LPWAN & Cloud Platforms
December 14, 2018

Industrial IoT Trends: WSN, LPWAN & Cloud Platforms

Mareca Hatler, ON World Inc.
Wireless sensor networks (WSN), low power wide area networks (LPWAN) and cloud-based platforms are driving growth for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

What is High Performance Computing?
December 04, 2018

What is High Performance Computing?

By Chassis Plans
High-performance computing is used for solving advanced mathematical calculations and performing data processing through the use of computer modeling, simulation and analysis.

The Trillion-Dollar Question for Advanced Industries: How to extract full value from technology
November 20, 2018

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

By Venkat Atluri, Satya Rao, and Saloni Sahni, McKinsey
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.

10 Cost-Cutting Flow Measurements
October 25, 2018

10 Cost-Cutting Flow Measurements

Learn why improving the accuracy of ten fluid flow & level measurements enhances process control and quality while lowering cost.

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