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  • Payback time

    The best-paid engineers and technical professionals answering our 2007 Salary Survey are growing more numerous and collecting bigger bonuses, while their lower-paid colleagues are decreasing.

    Jim Montague
    06/04/2007
  • Take one for the team!

    Organizations that only serve declining memberships are missing the point. The number of automation professionals isn’t declining; it is the number of them who feel the need to be included that’s declining.

    Walt Boyes
    06/01/2007
  • Living control systems?

    Self-reconfiguring and assembling devices may have some surprising unintended consequences. We’re talking the potential for almost unlimited versatility that could change the international balance of trade.

    Jeffrey R. Harrow
    06/01/2007
  • Complacent with compliance?

    OPC Certification creates a solid quality baseline for interoperability that separates the wheat from the chaff, according to OPC specialist Eric Murphy, and serious end-users will demand nothing less.

    Eric Murphy
    06/01/2007
  • OPC is on the rise in process control

    In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Executive Editor Jim Montague comments on a recent survey about the impact of object linking and embedding for process control. Listen and learn about OPC's present and future direction in the process industries.

    05/22/2007
  • The rest of the best of the best

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner continue their multipart series of talks with some of the Great Minds in Process Control.

    05/22/2007
  • Why are automation professionals the Rodney Dangerfields of high tech?

    Automation Minute  In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes wonders why we as an industry don't get the respect we deserve. Afterall, we’ve been doing networking since before there was Ethernet and computers since before companies had IT departments.

    05/15/2007
  • Special E-Show Daily edition from Matrikon Summit 2007

    The editors of CONTROL report on the presentations, case studies, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking events at this year’s technology conference for industry executives, process control engineers and other professionals held this spring in Chicago.

    05/14/2007
  • Foundation fieldbus in hazardous areas

    Implementing Foundation fieldbus can seem like a daunting task, and when coupled with hazardous-area considerations, may approach information overload; however, it doesn't have to be an explosive concept.

    C. Bruce Bradley
    05/11/2007
  • Three-element boiler control system

    Ask the Experts” is moderated by Béla Lipták, editor of the three-volume Instrument Engineer’s Handbook. In this column, he welcomes questions from the readers concerning process control and automation problems.

    05/11/2007
  • Compact, high-functionality signal isolators

    Many process control applications and systems require signal isolation and conditioning. The challenge is to provide these functions with compact, inexpensive and easy-to-use devices.

    05/11/2007
  • The best of the best, Part 5

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner continue their multipart series of talks with some of the Great Minds in Process Control. This month it’s Sheldon Lloyd, past VP of technology for Fisher Controls.

    Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner
    05/11/2007
  • Can we Talk?

    There is some major-league wriggling going on as participants try to avoid simply discussing whether many U.S. oil and gas producers and their supporting industries are doing their best on process safety.

    Jim Montague
    05/10/2007
  • Everything fieldbus

    Every month, Control’s editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. This month, we focus on fieldbus.

    05/10/2007
  • ABB thriving in global sweet spot

    ABB today faces a perfect storm of a different type. Its focus on power and productivity puts it squarely in the frenzied center of global industrial and infrastructure investment.

    Keith Larson
    05/10/2007
  • The best level technology for you

    In this month's installmnet of Product Roundup, we focus on level measurement methods in control systems and instrumentation that might just help you solve a process problem or two.

    Patti Pool
    05/10/2007
  • The bottom line on bottom line automation

    Matrikon's VP of technology, Mike Brown, says process automation users must now tackle the real challenges in their plants and transform work processes during Matrikon Summit 2007 in Chicago.

    05/09/2007
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