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  • C’mon, vendors, let’s step up!

    ISA has been trying for years to get employers in the process industries to support process automation careers, but it could do a lot more if it had the volunteer involvement it used to have from vendors.

    05/15/2005
  • Ten steps to secure control systems

    This "special to the web" article summarizes the 10 most important design and process principles that, while not guaranteed to secure a system, ensure your control systems are as secure as practical.

    05/12/2005
  • The cyber security assessment methodology

    Check out the methodology behind cyber security in this "special to the web" article by Jay Abshier, and assess your network’s intrusion protection/detection plan.

    05/12/2005
  • What's in your server?

    Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life. Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt shares tips and techniques he culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay.

    02/26/2005
  • American farmers: Far a field with automation

    You think process engineers are in the forefront of automation? Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt says that when it comes to improving process efficiency, you ain't seen nothin' 'til you been down on the farm!

    Rich Merritt
    02/15/2005
  • One billion bottles a year on the wall

    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.

    01/18/2005
  • Knights of the pharma industry roundtable

    The PAT Initiative is much more than using process analyzers in pharmaceuticals processes. It is about gaining true understanding of the mechanisms that drive the process and their robustness.

    01/17/2005
  • Has Ethernet/IP become the new face of mining?

    When Australia's mining industry set out to find a standard interface for coal shearing machines as part of its Longwall Automation Project, EtherNet/IP proved to be a ground-breaking technology.

    12/27/2004
  • Dynamic simulation aids recycling plant redesign

    A poor design and high consumption costs shut this Pennsylvania paper recycling plant down, but an in-house implementation of full, dynamic process simulation got it all tuned up for a successful restart.

    12/09/2004
  • NASCAR on an industrial scale

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt believes that what Joe Gibbs Racing does with its approach to R&D should be taught in our country's industrial engineering schools and MBA programs.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    11/07/2004
  • Advanced process control? "Think" it so!

    Humans replacing PLCs? This "special to the web" article for ControlGlobal.com ponders the possibility of process operators controlling a myriad of automation control systems using only thought!

    Jeffrey R. Harrow
    11/07/2004
  • PLCs becoming PACs as MRC invents new TLA

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt points out that market research companies have given up predicting the demise of programmable logic controllers in this Product Roundup from CONTROL.

    10/26/2004
  • RFID: Coming to a plant near you

    Is RFID in your process automation future? If you handle multiple-ingredient batches, adhere to record keeping practices, and need a better handle on quality control, then it's not just for Wal-Mart anymore!

    Wayne Labs
    10/25/2004
  • Process control security

    System vulnerabilities are causing many to rethink their approach to protecting process control systems. With the pressure on to develop a workable set of security requirements, NIST is there.

    Dan Hebert, PE, Senior Technical Editor
    10/24/2004
  • Back from the grave

    By the 1990s concurrent engineering was all but dead as a lack of interest from users sent it to an early grave. But now it's been resurrected, and this time we may actually need it.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • On the cutting edge

    The wheels of commerce demand that you adapt to new technologies in order to do things better. Here are eight tech trends that are changing the face of process control automation and instrumentation today.

    Dan Hebert, Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • Distributed intelligence

    Sometime in the next year or so, companies are going to release control products that will dramatically change the landscape of the automation and process control industry in ways never dreamed possible.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    10/21/2004
  • AutomationXchange is a smash hit!

    CONTROL magazine's first annual exchange to bring end-users and vendors together to work on collaborative projects proved to be a big success for the automation community, prompting similar focused events to be scheduled next year.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    10/08/2004
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