AI & ML
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques and strategies increasingly are being applied to automation, control and instrumentation applications. Tracking AI&ML progress and applications is important for automation vendors, machine builders, system integrators and end-users.
“decision” part of a control loop, reside in a wide range of logic devices for industrial applications, including silicon chips, embedded systems, board-level devices, PLCs, PACs, IPCs, edge computers, loop controllers, DCSs, process controls, servers (virtual machines) and in SCADA and HMI systems.
Edge & Cloud Computing
Edge computing moves or distributes control, analytics and networking close to the industrial process (the edge). Doing so can streamline control architectures. Cloud computing moves applications, analytics and storage to servers outside a facility.
Machine & Process Safety
Highlighting safety & cybersecurity issues for control, automation and instrumentation professionals.
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Industrial networks, wired and wireless for controls, devices, sensors and systems, can use accepted standards for Ethernet and industrial networks as well as proprietary and others, including 3G, 4G, 5G. Learn how industrial networks integrate with and help enable automation, controls and instrumentation.
Data Management & Analytics
Data management and analytics are increasingly important for automation, controls and instrumentation as means to more effectively create and deliver information from industrial data created and gathered.
Digital transformation is moving industries from manual, paper-based, analog or mechanical systems to more digital-based automation and controls to streamline, add efficiencies and optimize industrial processes.
Motors & Drives
Myriad motors types in rotary, linear, or planar designs can be controlled by variable frequency drives (VFDs) to optimize industrial applications, save energy, and improve efficiency and safety.
Covers developments in system integration from the highest levels down to the more exacting issues involving control components and buses.
Mechatronics & Motion Control
Mechatronics (the combination of mechanical and electronic engineering) and motion control advance machine control, machine design, and use of motion-related technologies for industrial applications.
Product & Media Showcase
Get the latest on new products, literature releases, and cutting-edge technology as they hit the market.
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This enewsletter brings you links to important white papers on automation and control products or systems.
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Process Instrumentation & Sensors
Learn about analytical, pressure, temperature, flow, and level instrumentation, sensors, and related devices for industrial use in this newsletter.