Genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, decision trees, and particle swarm optimization can all be used in Building Automation Systems, but there are some data drawbacks.
April 12, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
Learn how to troubleshoot your warehouse management system with predictive and preventive maintenance techniques.
April 06, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
IEC 61131 has become the standard for programming and configuring industrial automation systems. Learn about this standard and some of its key features and functions.
March 25, 2021 by Anish Devasia
This article offers a brief review of types of controllers through history and an analysis of factors to consider when deciding what to use.
February 26, 2021 by Antonio Armenta
Learn about computational fluid dynamics and how it is used in various sectors across the manufacturing industry.
February 22, 2021 by Sara McCaslin
This article will cover some basics about what the edge is and provide a few pros and cons to help bring this technology into focus.
February 17, 2021 by Jeff Kerns
Learn about the future of manufacturing education and potential digital solutions to help people gain hands-on skills.
February 08, 2021 by Jeff Kerns
Learn about the difference between FEA/FEM (Finite Element Methods/Finite Element Analysis), and look at a practical approach to verifying and validating.
February 04, 2021 by Sara McCaslin
In this article, learn the basic principles of laser-guided vehicles (LGV), including navigation and control systems.
January 29, 2021 by Antonio Armenta
Air quality measurement monitoring systems incorporate both hardware and software. This article discusses the key parts that go into these systems and discusses how they work.
January 25, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
This article introduces the role of air quality measurement in factories and manufacturing facilities. It also covers the different sensors available for air quality measurement systems.
January 13, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
This article introduces the concept of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and discusses some common uses for CAM for controls and automation specialists.
January 11, 2021 by Sara McCaslin
This article will consider ways companies can use a full-digital thread and real-time monitoring that might lead to a better understanding of 3D printing part failures.
January 07, 2021 by Jeff Kerns
This two-part series will look at failures in additive manufacturing, how it happens, and what might prevent it from happening.
January 01, 2021 by Jeff Kerns
This article provides an introduction to FEM/FEA and how it can be used in control systems and broader applications.
December 22, 2020 by Sara McCaslin
This article discusses measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD). Both techniques increase the efficiency and capability of directional drilling as well as the safety of the operators.
December 20, 2020 by Anish Devasia
In a previous article about wearable technology, we looked at new technology, challenges, and wearable design solutions. In this article, we’ll look at industrial applications.
December 06, 2020 by Jeff Kerns
This article explores the role of airflow measurement, the sensors and calibrators used, and airflow's importance in an industrial setting for proper environmental control.
November 28, 2020 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
Often the concept of voltage drop or voltage difference in circuits is taught without much explanation as to how or why volts drop. This article explores volts, including characteristics and the Laws that govern them.
November 24, 2020 by David Peterson
What is the future of manufacturing dependent on? Who plays a role in seeing where/how manufacturing will grow?
November 22, 2020 by Jeff Kerns
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