Control 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

Automation professionals name the companies they say offer the best technology in more than 80 product categories.

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Love may seem too strong a word to apply to the feelings process control professionals harbor for their favorite brands—according to Plato, “Love is a serious mental disease”—but it’s more than “like.” Every day, thousands of Control readers interact on the job with thousands of pieces of process control equipment, software packages and the representatives of the companies that supply them. How their day goes and how they feel at the end of it depends a great deal on those interactions. From ease of specification and procurement to cost, delivery speed, quality, functionality, precision, stability, reliability and customer service, end users gain…

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2017 Webinar Series calendar

2017 Webinar Series DSPresented by industry experts, moderated by our editors and followed by an open Q&A, these events will show how major trends are changing how control professionals are designing, engineering, commissioning, operating and maintaining their facilities. Register here.

Our latest issue: December 2016

December CoverCybersecurity is at the forefront of Control’s December issue, particularly how cooperation, best practices and vigilance must work together to deploy an effective strategy. Read the issue.

Voices: Ask The Experts

Ask the experts: Oil slick sensors for drones?

Sensor technologies show promise for low-cost, unmanned aerial monitoring.

Q: Regarding your recent article on oil film detection, I’m exploring methods of putting such an instrument on a drone platform. In this way, a vehicle could quickly assay and map the surface of petrochemical leaks from point sources. However, there are weight and size constraints for such a…

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  • Process automation systems gain flexibility, simplicity

    By Jim Montague

    Many process controls look like they’ve been touching their toes and going out for a jog. That's because their software, support components and networking are increasingly unhitching from traditional, rigid, hardware-based and hardwired formats to become simpler, more flexible,…

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  • Control 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

    By Control Staff

    Love may seem too strong a word to apply to the feelings process control professionals harbor for their favorite brands—according to Plato, “Love is a serious mental disease”—but it’s more than “like.” Every day, thousands of Control readers interact on the job with thousands of…

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  • Digital device configuration

    By Ian Verhappen

    Digital devices—commonly called “intelligent devices”—are easier to calibrate because it can be done semi-autonomously or at least without the interaction between zero and span of older analog devices. However, they compensate for easier calibration by making configuration more complex.

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  • Product roundup: temperature and pressure

    Benchtop digital panel meter MDS8PT is a universal unit that houses the company’s Platinum Series 1/8-DIN digital panel meter. Its color-changing LED display is programmable at any setpoint or alarm. The unit can handle 10 types of thermocouples, thermistors, multiple RTDs, and several process…

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