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  • Process news from across the pond

    Here are excerpts from the May 2007 issue of Andrew Bond’s Industrial Automation Insider, a monthly newsletter covering the important industrial automation news and issues as seen from the U.K.

    Andrew Bond
    06/08/2007
  • Integration across the fourth dimension

    In the heavy continuous process industries, well-evolved simulation tools exist to aid in process design, but how well do they really integrate with the mechanical design tools they feed?

    Keith Larson
    06/08/2007
  • Reader Feedback: Keeping it simple

    A little reader feedback suggests that repeating the patterns of behavior of the past three decades in process automation will, not surprisingly, yield similar results.

    06/04/2007
  • The rest of the best of the best

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner continue their multipart series of talks with some of the Great Minds in Process Control.

    05/22/2007
  • Why are automation professionals the Rodney Dangerfields of high tech?

    Automation Minute  In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes wonders why we as an industry don't get the respect we deserve. Afterall, we’ve been doing networking since before there was Ethernet and computers since before companies had IT departments.

    05/15/2007
  • ABB thriving in global sweet spot

    ABB today faces a perfect storm of a different type. Its focus on power and productivity puts it squarely in the frenzied center of global industrial and infrastructure investment.

    Keith Larson
    05/10/2007
  • The bottom line on bottom line automation

    Matrikon's VP of technology, Mike Brown, says process automation users must now tackle the real challenges in their plants and transform work processes during Matrikon Summit 2007 in Chicago.

    05/09/2007
  • Best of the best, Part 4

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner continue their interviews with the big names in process control. This time they talk with Bob Heider, adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner
    04/12/2007
  • Morley sees manufacturing’s future

    Dick Morley, creator of the modern PLC, provides wit and accumulated wisdom to how a simple understanding of technology and marketing can supply the core for a successful new product.

    <A href="mailto:dick@barn.org" target=_blank>Dick Morley, CONTROL Contributor</A>
    04/01/2007
  • GE Fanuc’s new push into process

    The company's new Proficy Process Systems offering includes global namespace and available redundancy, along with integrated analysis, execution and ERP connectivity.

    GE Fanuc
    03/21/2007
  • Real-world education

    Many newly minted control and automation engineers find they need months of training to learn how their employers apply their technologies because of lack of coordination between schools and employers.

    02/01/2007
  • Best practices in control system migration

    Migration from your old control system to a new one is as an inevitable as death and taxes. But, the key to minimizing the pain is to abide by the control system migration best practices listed here.

    01/05/2007
  • Highlights from the Invensys Customer Conference

    Invensys Process Systems' Hesh Kagan outlined the company's strategy for making wireless a real and sustainable technology for process manufacturers at the Invensys Customer Conference in Dallas.

    12/07/2006
  • Highlights from the Invensys Customer Conference

    Foxboro's Thad Frost outlined the company's extensive and detailed roadmap for the company's I/A Series control system architecture during the Invensys 2006 Customer Conference in Dallas.

    12/06/2006
  • Highlights from the Invensys Customer Conference

    Invensys Process Systems' Ken Brown addressed more than 800 of the company faithful at the Customer Conference in Dallas, where he discussed the strategic direction of the company and new technologies.

    12/05/2006
  • Top 50 Automation Companies of 2005

    For this edition of the Top 50, we've rewritten the rules. Check out which companies made the list, as ARC and CONTROL magazine count down the Top 50 automation companies in the industry.

    12/01/2006
  • Show Daily Edition from Automation Fair

    Highlights from yesterday's activities include the keynote address by Keith Nosbusch, Rockwell's chairman and CEO, who reported on his company's efforts in the globalization of manufacturing technologies.

    10/23/2006
  • Best-practices gulf is poised to widen

    As best-in-class, global manufacturing companies strive toward standardizing systems and improving business processes, the gulf between top-performers and technology laggards continues to widen.

    10/10/2006
  • The changing face of automation engineering

    CONTROL looks at lights-out plants, online as-builts, remote asset management, and all the other things that will be necessary to make up for the lack of trained automation professionals in the next 20 years.

    09/11/2006
  • Finesse introduces new bioreactor control OS

    Walt Boyes talks with Larry West, executive vice president of California-based Finesse, LLC. Boyes and West discuss the introduction of TruBio, the first truly open configurable bioreactor control OS.

    08/14/2006
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