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.
Whats the latest on control valves? Editor in Chief Walt Boyes takes a look at the current marketplace for the final element that all control stuff is aimed atthe control valve that produces the end result.
If we can design higher level development tools, both hardware and software, all the way down to kids toy level, imagine what were about to see for design tools for professional automation applications.
Organizations that only serve declining memberships are missing the point. The number of automation professionals isnt declining; it is the number of them who feel the need to be included thats declining.
Recently there have been a spate of product introductions of wireless networks that let you incorporate anything and everything into your control system: hazardous gas sniffers, man-down and personnel location services, other RFID feeds, intrusion alarms, safety shower alarms, and more.