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  • Peter Martin Whacks ‘Em Between the Eyes

    Invensys’ vice president of performance management, Dr. Peter Martin, brought his crusade for higher visibility of automation in the enterprise to Foxboro User Group.

  • Foxboro Comes Home to Boston

    The 2007 Foxboro User Group meeting called the exhibit area the Fast Lane Pavilion, providing a number of Wii-based road-racing games.

  • Enmeshed in the mesh for best practices

    Foxboro’s experts and end users showed in the “Move and Groove to the Mesh—Upgrade Planning and Best Practices” presentation, how the Mesh Network functions, how to plan for it, and how it was added to two major applications.

  • Practical fieldbus tools aid predictive maintenance

    Fieldbus instruments and wiring aren’t always less expensive than traditional components, however, the true value of fieldbus technologies lies in improving maintenance staff productivity and in adopting predictive maintenance practices to increase uptime.

  • SP100 Committee Listens to WirelessHART

    The ISA SP100 standards committee was presented with WirelessHART specificationas that were voted on by the HART Communications Foundation’s membership in June 2007.

    Dick Caro
  • Apprion Updates Wireless Ion System

    Apprion unveils its next Ion System for industrial application networking, enabling secure, reliable, wireless networks in large process plants.

  • Will your New Control System fail?

    Find out what to do to keep your new control system from failing. A veteran control system integrator tells you what you need to know.

    Nels Tyring
  • Mission Control

    Custom-built command-and-control centers are an expensive option, but they provide concrete benefits.

    Dan Herbert
  • Aluminum anodizing temperature control

    “Ask the Experts” on is moderated by noted process control authority Béla Lipták. Béla and his cadre of leading experts in process automation, recruited from among the co-authors of the Instrument Engineer’s Handbook 4th Edition, are “in the box” all month answering process control questions from all comers. The best will be published here. For clarity, questions should be accompanied by P&ID sketches using ISA symbols.

    Bela Liptak
  • Of Family Trees and Brand Patriotism

    Keith Larson talks about the results of or May survey. We asked Control subscribers to identify the current parent companies of different process automation brands. See the results.

    Keith Larson
  • Out of the Automation Box

    ISA announces the S100 Compliance Institute to test and enforce compliance with new wireless standard. The S100 will be avilable to the publin in late 2008.

    Walt Boyes
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