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  • Use RFID to improve your automation systems

    Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, addresses RFID technology and explains how RFID systems are being lnked to process automation systems to deliver process improvements.

    08/22/2005
  • ANSI/ISA standard affects existing SISs

    CONTROL contributor Angela Summers addresses ANSI/ISA 84.00.01-2004 and concludes it is identical to IEC 61511 with one exception: a U.S. grandfather clause for existing safety instrumented systems.

    08/22/2005
  • Non-contact level gauges rated

    Published reference accuracy specifications for non-contact level gauges often do not represent the performance statements the supplier intended, because what vendors say isn’t always what they mean.

    08/22/2005
  • Lessons learned from HMI upgrades

    This article on HMI upgrades for control systems includes suggestions on project approaches, managing data sources and managing the data funnel. Also included: a ten-step process for you to manage reality

    08/22/2005
  • Keep your wireless business secure

    Wireless technologies create security vulnerabilities that can threaten your manufacturing network, but a simple plan can protect the enterprise. Find out why security continues to be a top priority in the process industries.

    08/22/2005
  • HART to the future!

    HCF turbocharges plant communications with Enhanced Device Description Language (EDDL) and wireless HART to improve the ability to establish full-time digital connectivity to field devices.

    08/18/2005
  • Ethernet on your mind?

    With Ethernet’s proliferation to the plant floor, this is a good time to summarize some of the important considerations when installing this technology in an industrial environment.

    08/10/2005
  • You can be easily alarmed

    It’s high time the industry stops thinking about alarm systems as purely reactive devices. These days, they also can be an effective tool in tracking and identifying little problems before they become big problems.

    08/10/2005
  • Untangle industrial network selection

    There's no universal answer for figuring out the benefits and trade-offs that enter into network selection, but here are some observations that can help automation designers.

    08/10/2005
  • What’s your taste in Ethernet?

    When planning a high-speed motion control application, consider the features you need, the deterministic nature of your application, and just how much Ethernet compatibility your system requires.

    08/10/2005
  • Intrusion detection and cyber security

    SecureSystems Insider Contributor Dale Peterson disucusses current SCADA security deficiencies within the process control community and how we need to find compensating security controls until secure systems are available.

    08/09/2005
  • User interfaces should empower operators

    Although predicting time to fail might head off a catastrophe, proper alarm management and human factors engineering are key factors in minimizing process upsets.

    08/08/2005
  • PLC and HMI platforms

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which PLCs and HMIs they recommend to a wallboard manufacturer in West Virginia.

    08/08/2005
  • Interpretation of the ANSI/ISA-5.01.01 standard

    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 to the intepretation given with reference to the ANSI/ISA-5.01.01 standard.

    08/08/2005
  • Critical components of a surge control loop

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out what are the critical components of a surge control loop.

    08/07/2005
  • The summertime blues

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes prepares for another round of User Group Madness meetings and says he’d like to see creation of an unbiased user group run by end users of many different products.

    08/07/2005
  • How to survive the oncoming train of technology

    Be warned: the light at the end of the tunnel is a train! Control engineers are being dragged back into the world of manufacturing with new technologies that will affect both how and where they work.

    08/04/2005
  • Real-time asset management and OPC

    Used as a standard technology platform from which to build real-time applications and practices, OPC can ultimately lead to an immediate impact on your bottom line. This article discusses how OPC can be applied in an industrial setting to help improve your asset management practices.

    08/04/2005
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