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Interact Analysis projects there will be an annual growth rate of the order of 15 to 20% leading to 2028 in the collaborative robot market. Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics January 22, 2021

Collaborative robot market predicted to surge

The collaborative robot market, led by China and the United States, is predicted to thrive over the next several years after a difficult period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, www.controleng.com 
Safety January 19, 2021

How wastewater surveillance can track COVID-19 infections

A method has been developed that detects the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples as well as whether infection rates are going up or down.

By Michelle Horton
Vials of the Pfizer vaccine. Courtesy: Dave Ryan, West Virginia University
Labs, Research January 14, 2021

Supply chain efficiency is critical for COVID-19 vaccine

There are many supply chain links with the COVID-19 vaccine, which means the potential for something going wrong is greater. Efficiency and security are more important than ever.

By Jake Stump
Masks are an important tool for fighting COVID-19 but wearing one can make it difficult for others to hear us speak. Using a unique laboratory setup, Illinois researcher Ryan Corey tested how different types of masks affect the acoustics of speech. Courtesy: Ryan Corey, University of Illinois
PPE January 12, 2021

Disposable surgical masks are best for being heard clearly

Surgical masks are the best personal protective equipment (PPE) option for being heard clearly according to University of Illinois researchers, which can be a challenge for engineers, manufacturers and other essential workers who operate in noisy environments.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Process Manufacturing January 9, 2021

Four ways to ensure production resiliency in food processing

Food processing operations need to be resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic and can achieve this by improving collaboration and enforcing consistency.

By Sree Hameed
Tadiran lithium batteries survive extreme cold temperatures to continuously monitor the transport of the
Energy Efficiency December 22, 2020

Lithium batteries developed to survive extreme cold temperatures

Tadiran has developed bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries that have been specially modified for use in the cold chain, which is required for transporting the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Tadiran Batteries
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Safety December 18, 2020

Keeping Cyclospora at bay in a food processing plant

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness known to cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms and can pop up in food processing plants.

By Jim Oko
Courtesy: Pvilion/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Robotics December 16, 2020

Robots helping manufacture overflow health care, quarantine structures

A group of self-aware, human-directed robots to assist in manufacturing rapidly deployed structures to help with COVID-19 overflow.

By Torie Wells
Courtesy: Malisko Engineering Inc.
System Integration December 16, 2020

Integrators improve service value by moving providing an XaaS model

Integrators improve their value to manufacturers by adapting to a delivery system inspired by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which takes on many forms

By Stephen J. Malyszko
Courtesy: L&T ֱ & Automation
Commissioning December 15, 2020

Case study: Commissioning a solar power plant

Commissioning an integrated security system for solar power plant in Saudi Arabia was successful despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Amit Garsund