Alternate paths from the field to cloud

Going off road to move data from the field and plant-floors to enterprises and the cloud includes bypassing the usual control routes.

CT1706 CvrStry Alternate paths from the field to cloud

Everyone's looking for shortcuts. It's a primary preoccupation of modern life and a cornerstone of business and industry. Part of always doing more with less, of course, includes moving production data faster and more efficiently from process applications, field equipment and plant-floors up to decision-makers and enterprise levels.      In the past, this required running data from sensors, instruments, transmitters and I/O modules through dedicated components, controls and networks that—even though they've evolved from using point-to-point hardwiring to fieldbuses and Ethernet—are showing up as increasingly inflexible. Some process users and system integrators…

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State of Technology: temperature and pressure

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The latest trends, technology and implementations are detailed in this new ebook from the editors of Control. Download it here.

Our latest issue: June 2017

June Cover EGIn our June issue, we explore alternative paths for moving data from the field and plant floors to enterprises and the cloud by skirting the usual control routes. Read the issue.

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Ask the experts: PID terminology causes confusion

Definitions of terms evolve as control technology advances and proprietary algorithms merge.

I am a Instrumentation engineer from India. For the past 10 years, I have referred to your Instrument and Automation Engineers’ Handbook, also known as "the bible for instrumentation" in India. I have a problem in understanding PID controllers. My questions are about interacting,…

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