Features

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Reasons for system integrators to comply with IEC 62443

(15/09/2020)
Massimiliano Latini explains why system integrators need to ensure that their automation systems are IEC 62443-compliant to adhere to international cybersecurity requirements.
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Securing the IoT by design

(15/09/2020)
Joe Lomako offers advice on the preventative measures that can be taken to secure processes against cyber attacks.
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Connecting industrial applications to a private 5G network

(08/09/2020)
Control Engineering Europe finds out more about an industrial 5G router for private networks, by speaking to Frank Hakemeyer, director of communication interfaces at Phoenix Contact Electronics.


Archive

  1. 08/09/2020 Adding machine controllers to the factory floor

    Martin Gadsby explains how factory automation projects can leverage the most suitable machine control solutions.

  2. 08/09/2020 Looking to the future

    Alexandre Peixoto and Rick Gorskie discuss some simple strategies to achieve the most value from cyber risk assessments.

  3. 01/09/2020 Guidelines for securing industrial networks

    Because component suppliers are playing an increasingly important role in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks, it is useful to understand the security requirements they must meet when designing devices for deployment on them. Susan Lan reports.

  4. 01/09/2020 Driving towards cost-effective condition monitoring

    A new approach to smart condition monitoring allows much more than just monitoring machines and processes – it provides extensive information about the ‘state of health’ of machines and plants without the need for any additional, costly sensor technology, says Marc Vissers. 

  5. 25/08/2020 Is 5G ready for deployment in the real world?

    Brendan O’Dowd comments on the rise of 5G mobile technology, as the industry gets set to test its ‘six 9s’ capability.

  6. 25/08/2020 Why bother with functional safety management?

    David Green explains why functional safety management guidance is important.

  7. 24/08/2020 How scalable are your vision systems?

    Stephen Hayes explains how engineers can simplify vision processing to improve efficiency and scalability. 

  8. 18/08/2020 Energy efficiency: Getting a grip

    With energy consumption being one of the biggest costs to industry, Mike Loughran discusses some approaches that can help reduce these costs.

  9. 10/08/2020 Servo motor sizing for precision pumping applications

    Interestingly, there are some operating conditions where servomotors that should be big enough for an application are actually too small, in terms of their power rating. Find out more. 

  10. 04/08/2020 Cloud solutions enable remote work productivity, without replacing SCADA

    Eric Fidler offers advice on how to use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used.

  11. 04/08/2020 Redefining the boundaries of automation

    Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science, says George Walker.

  12. 28/07/2020 How to enhance data acquisition best practices

    As technology evolves and becomes more sophisticated, data acquisition models need to change, as well.

  13. 27/07/2020 Driving towards cost-effective condition monitoring

    A new approach to smart condition monitoring allows much more than just monitoring machines and processes – it provides extensive information about the ‘state of health’ of machines and plants without the need for any additional, costly sensor technology, says Marc Vissers.

  14. 27/07/2020 Overcoming lubricant challenges

    Phil Burge discusses the importance of using the right lubrication in the right application, and looks at technological advancements designed to reduce bearing wear and corrosion.

  15. 20/07/2020 Predictive analytics for efficient production

    Lee Sullivan explains how food and beverage manufacturers can use predictive analytics to reduce product waste and downtime.

  16. 20/07/2020 Standardised instrument choices offers benefits for MILEI

    For more than 40 years, MILEI has focused on the enrichment and fractionation of ingredients from whey and milk and it is believed to be the world's first company to succeed in breaking these raw materials down into even finer constituents and supply lactoferrin.

  17. 20/07/2020 Bringing old technology into the digital era

    Control Engineering Europe finds out how a traditional mains-driven geared motor can be integrated into the IIoT without the need for a frequency inverter.

  18. 14/07/2020 Analysing energy consumption using flow sensors

    Arla Foods has achieved transparency over the energy consumed during cottage cheese production at a factory in Sweden. This involves the use of a flow sensor which is able to measure the temperature of the medium as well as the flow rate.

  19. 14/07/2020 IO-Link: making the automation environment smarter

    Industrial environments are generating more data than ever. Whether for production volume, downtime or serial numbers, this information can offer insight into processes and productivity, as Svenja Litz and Kate Zimmerman explain.

  20. 06/07/2020 A solution for communications in process automation

    Thomas Brand explains how a measurement controller was designed so that it is well prepared for Industry 4.0.