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A Look at the Different Types of Fieldbus Cables and How They Impact Industrial Automation

Although Fieldbus might not get as much attention as other parts of the industrial automation process, it is a crucial component. Without it, factories and other industrial facilities wouldn’t be able to operate.  However, Fieldbus systems are not one and the same. Just like the rest of an industrial process, Fieldbus systems must be carefully […]

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Top 5 Industries Feeling the Impact of Automation

It’s no secret that the world is becoming more automated every day. Technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) allow companies in a variety of industries to take advantage of automation.  Still, some industries are feeling the effects more than others. The COVID-19 pandemic has also played a role. It has accelerated the adoption of […]

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Cascade Control Loops

In Industrial Engineering today, AI and automated systems are kings, allowing us to focus on more complex, creative work. Of course, what this looks differs depending on the specific field in which it is implemented.  Artificial neural networks, SCADA, programmable logic controllers, and human-machine interface systems are just a few automation systems you might encounter, […]

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What is Ergonomic Engineering and how is it affecting the workplace?

In our modern-day, man and machine are both integral to a productive workplace and thus to a smoothly run society. However, our environments and technologies aren’t always well-suited to the real-world needs and preferences we have as humans. This is where ergonomic engineering comes into play.  What is Ergonomic Engineering? Also commonly known as human-factors […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on Industrial Manufacturing

The United States is preparing for prolonged shutdowns in the wake of the novel coronavirus. As of this writing, confirmed cases in the country have exceeded 175,000 and more than 3,400 are dead. In addition to these grim statistics, the virus is currently steamrolling through the American economy. Coronavirus’ Sucker Punch The United States experienced […]

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