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  • Wean process off the redundancy pacifier

    With Foundation fieldbus, the old redundancy paradigm no longer applies, so where should we apply it to achieve the fault tolerance we need? Contributing Editor John Rezabek provides analysis and commentary.

    09/08/2006
  • Fieldbus in biopharma applications, Part 2

    This article highlights issues associated with the installation of a multiple-fieldbus control system at a pharma processing facility and talks about its implications for handling an entire manufacturing suite.

    09/08/2006
  • Welcome to the Bus Wars, Part Tres

    You may not be aware, but a new bus war is being waged in your plant — the battle of the motion networks. Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, provides analysis and commentary on the newest battle over fieldbus.

    09/01/2006
  • Why users need one twisted-pair bus

    We have a new contributing editor, John Rezabek, taking over the On the Bus column on ControlGlobal.com. Rezabek is a well-known fieldbus expert and process control specialist at ISP Corp. in Lima, Ohio.

    08/07/2006
  • The FAT is the problem

    End users need to revisit their expectations of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and accept that not every loop needs to be tested in order to implement a successful fieldbus project.

    07/14/2006
  • Fieldbus in biopharma applications, Part 1

    This article highlights issues associated with the installation of a multiple-fieldbus control system at a pharma processing facility and talks about its implications for handling an entire manufacturing suite.

    07/14/2006
  • Vendor vs. vendor

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes issues a challenge to end users everywhere: Tell your vendors to stop playing Spy vs. Spy and participate fairly in standards creation for fieldbus and wireless.

    07/03/2006
  • Fieldbus Wars continue

    As wireless Ethernet continues its aggressive growth, end users have to wonder, “Will it replace fieldbuses?” Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt investigates the situation and finds that clearly a battle is shaping up.

    07/03/2006
  • A discussion on wireless with David Kaufman

    Kaufman has been heavily involved in SP100, ISA's wireless standard committee; in the HART Wireless Working Group, and in charting Honeywell's course to creating a process automation wireless system.

    06/21/2006
  • Intrinsic safety versus explosion proof

    CONTROL contributing editor, Ian Verhappen, takes a look at why intrinsic safety is so popular in Europe and other areas outside the U.S., and why it has never really caught on yet here in North America.

    06/12/2006
  • The relay logic syndrome

    The coming together of nanotechnology, biology and medicine, information sciences, and cognitive sciences should give traditional automation and control devices new performance and capabilities.

    06/07/2006
  • Show me the installations

    End users are beginning to realize that it’s the maintenance and diagnostic information capabilities of devices that will provide the life cycle savings and justification for installing new fieldbus technologies.

    06/07/2006
  • Are the wireless standards stalled?

    At one point, SP100 nearly didn't issue a true standard. Now, HART Wireless is in trouble, too. What’s it going to take to not repeat the SP50 debacle? CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, comments.

    06/01/2006
  • Fieldbus technology's next biggest hurdle

    If you’re a skid or modular assembly manufacturer and want to differentiate yourself from the crowd, offering digital communications and fieldbus technology could be the ticket.

    05/05/2006
  • Interview with AquaSenors' President Bruce Bathurst

    In another in ControlGlobal.com's series of podcast interviews, CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews Bruce Bathurst about the company’s unique and innovative series of all-digital, fieldbus-equipped wet chemistry parametric sensors.

    04/27/2006
  • How to pre-test Foundation fieldbus instruments

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out if they agree on ways to pre-test Foundation fieldbus instruments.

    04/20/2006
  • Illusions of freedom and security

    As our society moves towards a more regulated work environment, choosing between the cubicle life or being self-employed has become more difficult. CONTROL contributor, Dick Morley, provides informal tips.

    04/07/2006
  • Unified theory of everthing

    The big problem is that control systems don’t all support OPC the same way or to the same degree, so there’s often no consistent way to capture and transmit even simple items like the status bit of a transmitter.

    04/07/2006
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