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  • Mission possible: Control and IT integration

    Despite what you may have heard, it is possible for plant and enterprise IT departments to play well together. CONTROL's Dave Harrold reports on changes, new concepts, and new methods in distributed control.

    10/10/2006
  • Accurately scoping process analyzer projects

    This article covers the formal details of a project approval scope document, including front-end engineering design, front-end loading, project execution modeling, and independent project analysis.

    10/10/2006
  • Production monitoring of water/wastewater

    A water, sewer and electric utility provider in Florida has develped an automated software system for supply and distribution that substantially improves water operations in the age of high-priced power.

    10/10/2006
  • Best-practices gulf is poised to widen

    As best-in-class, global manufacturing companies strive toward standardizing systems and improving business processes, the gulf between top-performers and technology laggards continues to widen.

    10/10/2006
  • Advancements in data acquisition devices

    Our rundown of new systems and devices for industrial processing applications shows technological advances are keeping up with how DAQ is being used by controls and instrumentation engineers.

    10/09/2006
  • Highlights from the Emerson Global Users Exchange

    Headlines from the three-day event include a presentation on the ControlWave SCADA system, recently acquired by Emerson, which includes some new features such as video security over SCADA and the ability to integrate security with numerous other SCADA devices.

    10/05/2006
  • Emerson Global Users Exchange highlights

    Headlines from the five-day event include excerpts from presentations by Emerson Process Management president John Berra, Rosemount president Steve Sonnenberg, and director of technology Bob Karshnia.

    10/04/2006
  • Cordsets survive a great flood

    This case history demonstrates how cabling and connectors simplified networking for engineers at an upstate N.Y. wastewater plant, and aided the plant's recovery following a devastating deluge.

    09/19/2006
  • Fiberoptic switch improves reliability

    In this Product Exclusive, a new line of industrial Ethernet switches that increase network reliability by providing an alternative path for message flow in the event of a network-segment failure is unveiled.

    09/17/2006
  • How to improve network security

    There's no such thing as a 100% secure control system, but learning and understanding the risks associated with security standards, and how to mitigate them are a start. Check out this to-do list.

    09/16/2006
  • Flashbacks

    In conjunction with their retirement motto of better late than never, Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner offer answers to the May and June Puzzlers, and the Top 10 signs your project is behind schedule.

    09/15/2006
  • Life of a salesman

    Always ready with a joke and a smile, Harvey M. Warren was a beloved and respected presence throughout the eastern U.S., serving marketing clients in the industrial automation industry for nearly 20 years.

    09/15/2006
  • DAQs diversification deepens decision-making

    Data acquisition devices and systems are taking on as many new forms, functions and capabilities as the industrial PCs and software in whose technological gravity well they’re being pulled along.

    09/14/2006
  • How to select control valves, Part 2

    When it comes to selecting and sizing control valves and positioners, this article not only helps you pick the right one for the right job, but also includes a valuable valve selection chart you can download!

    09/12/2006
  • New technologies heat up temperature market

    A review of new temperature measurement devices reflects several interesting developments—some expected and others unexpected—as non-contact and other technologies heat up the temperature market.

    09/12/2006
  • The world is a batch

    ISA 88 gives process automation a native language for batch processes, and much more. Editor in Chief Walt Boyes reports on the state of the batch in the September cover story for CONTROL magazine.

    09/11/2006
  • Is automation in your future?

    Is automation really a profession? As HMIs and historians fade into the fabric of manufacturing, what has automation done for us lately? Executive Editor Jim Montague muses in this month’s Control Report.

    09/11/2006
  • The changing face of automation engineering

    CONTROL looks at lights-out plants, online as-builts, remote asset management, and all the other things that will be necessary to make up for the lack of trained automation professionals in the next 20 years.

    09/11/2006
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