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on 'PLCs & PACs'

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  • Artificial intelligence in process automation

    Just how smart will controller intelligence get? CONTROL’s Béla Lipták reports on changes, new concepts, and innovative methods in the use of artificial intelligence in controlling automated processes.

    11/06/2006
  • 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
  • The power of external-reset feedback

    Preventing windup requires reconfiguration of the controller, according to process control consultant, F. Greg Shinskey, and external-reset feedback is the most satisfactory method of accomplishing it.

    05/10/2006
  • Which PLC/HMI platform should I choose?

    Read what The Experts had to say to a reader's question regarding which PLC and HMI platform to choose for their particular process plant automation and controls applications.

    05/10/2006
  • The past, present and future of PLCs

    Famous futurist and 2005 ISA Rimbach Lecturer, Jeff Harrow, contributes to the discussion of the future of process automation and how today’s PLCs will eventually feel like the TTL logic chips of older days.

    02/10/2006
  • Shazam! It's a real-time controller!

    The TwinCAT software line from Beckhoff Automation has brought users the ability to turn any compatible PC into a real-time controller.

    12/21/2005
  • Old flywheel technology finds new uses

    Read how high-tech flywheels can be used in place of batteries in process plant UPSs when backup power is needed during short-term disturbances and to ride through from utility to generator power.

    12/21/2005
  • DCS engineering help is just around the world!

    Where can you turn when you need design and engineering services and your local DCS technology providers have run out of ideas? Well, expertise today can be outsourced from just about anywhere.

    10/14/2005
  • Occupational therapy for the control engineer

    Can companies and technologies adapt to change in a positive manner? CONTROL Contributor Dick Morley says yes and believes that with some occupational therapy, you can survive!

    10/10/2005
  • Features and capabilities of hybrid controllers

    Is there a difference between a DCS and a hybrid control system? Bela Liptak and his cadre of automation experts suggest where to apply each technology in this installment of Ask the Experts.

    09/20/2005
  • PLC and HMI platforms

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which PLCs and HMIs they recommend to a wallboard manufacturer in West Virginia.

    08/08/2005
  • Three decades of DCS technology

    Distributed control system technology and its pioneers have had a profound effect on our profession and should be recognized, according to Around the Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon.

    Terrence K. McMahon
    04/18/2005
  • Jimmy Neutron meets the Woz

    Dick Morley, father of the modern PLC, believes a renaissance in industry technology will be the thrust for the next several decades. Will we, the control engineering geeks, be ready for simple innovations in the Age of Invention?

    04/06/2005
  • Painting the world brighter

    A chemical batch manufacturing plant that creates finishes for automotive OEMs has improved its product quality, efficiency and reliability while saving $2 million with a control system upgrade.

    03/15/2005
  • Power supplies from China cut costs considerably

    Competitive pricing from Asian manufacturers has prompted market growth of power supplies and considerable cost cuts. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup.

    02/14/2005
  • Technocrats take the '318 patent to task

    In this DigitalField Insider web exclusive, Managing Editor Steve Kuehn reports on the Solaia patent case and how it continues to weave its costly way through the courts and U.S. industry.

    02/01/2005
  • Patent infringement case remains a tangled web

    In the April issue of CONTROL magazine, Managing Editor Steve Kuehn reports on how Solaia may have finally met its match now that it has faced off against Rockwell Automation in a U.S. patent court case.

    01/27/2005
  • Out of the barn

    This easy-to-read compilation of a series of articles by PLC inventor Dick Morley covers eight entertaining topical sections, including floor level control systems and the history of the programmable controller.

    12/01/2004
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