In this month's Product Roundup, CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt taps into the flowmeter market and discovers that although traditional markets are creeping along, Asian sales are booming.
As steps are being taken to ensure the cybersecurity of control systems in the automation industries, securing and maintaining these systems will require employees to have more operations and IT experience.
This "special to the web" article by Charles Landis notes that you may want to consider hiring an expert to design a process control security program that is in your best interest financially and operationally.
Presented here are the current intrusion detection and cybersecurity monitoring techniques used in enterprise networks that can provide early identification of attacks from the most common threat agents.
A glass manufacturer's new monitoring and control system has increased both the number and quality of bottles the company makes, while at the same time shattering its refining process production costs.
From the plant floor to the front office, the means often justify the ends, so if the level of credibility does not exist in your company that allows new automation to get approved, then you have some work to do.
Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that industrial PCs have matured from similar-looking, pre-packaged desktop PCs to products specifically designed for particular process automation applications.