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  • Wireless for industry

    Around The Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon reports on wireless sensor technology and how it holds great promise for the networking capability of industrial control processes.

    Terrence K. McMahon
    10/26/2004
  • Of old dogs and a brand-name education

    Developing Your Potential columnist Dick Morley explains how tricks can be taught to mature engineers and that an education should consist not only of knowledge, but also of personal branding.

    Dick Morley
    10/26/2004
  • PLCs becoming PACs as MRC invents new TLA

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt points out that market research companies have given up predicting the demise of programmable logic controllers in this Product Roundup from CONTROL.

    10/26/2004
  • Lock down your wireless Ethernet

    If hackers realize you have unsecured Wi-Fi, they'll go after it. This article from Industrial Networking magazine suggests a few important steps that can make the difference between a secure wireless system and a hackable one.

    Eric Byres, PE
    10/25/2004
  • Now showing on an HMI screen near you

    New HMI technology is putting a whole new (inter) face on control information, allowing plant management to view manufacturing processes from their offices or on the road.

    Lisa Polisar
    10/25/2004
  • We interrupt this editorial...

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes introduces ControlGlobal.com, a new online community for process automation engineers looking for deep, actionable content that's organized and easy to find.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    10/25/2004
  • Data into information

    When designing information transfer systems, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes believes it is critical to be able to weigh properly the value of each piece of information.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    10/25/2004
  • RFID: Coming to a plant near you

    Is RFID in your process automation future? If you handle multiple-ingredient batches, adhere to record keeping practices, and need a better handle on quality control, then it's not just for Wal-Mart anymore!

    Wayne Labs
    10/25/2004
  • Technically speaking: Will standards mesh?

    Reliability, scalability and mobility are the trump cards of wireless mesh networks and should result in triumph over other wireless topologies, according to Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE.

    10/24/2004
  • Process control security

    System vulnerabilities are causing many to rethink their approach to protecting process control systems. With the pressure on to develop a workable set of security requirements, NIST is there.

    Dan Hebert, PE, Senior Technical Editor
    10/24/2004
  • The next President: On the record

    This Special Report from Industry Week poses manufacturing questions to presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry. Here are their responses.

    10/24/2004
  • Control offshore plants from here

    Technology just might keep process control from going overseas as long as engineers, operators and techs can tune the plant, watch over day-to-day operations, and diagnose problems from here.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • Is Ethernet ready to take on fieldbuses?

    Ethernet's lack of determinism is a problem rapidly being solved by new advances, but it's going to be awhile before the technology supercedes fieldbus solutions.

    Dan Hebert, PE,&nbsp; Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • Back from the grave

    By the 1990s concurrent engineering was all but dead as a lack of interest from users sent it to an early grave. But now it's been resurrected, and this time we may actually need it.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • The teachable moment

    When an opportunity to teach presents itself, you need to find the hidden lesson that can turn a mediocre employee into a superstar, and a company into a profit center.

    D.L. Carlyle
    10/22/2004
  • Fieldbus technology improves flow measurement

    As a way to increase reliability and maintain good flow measurements, fieldbus technology provides an opportunity to improve flowmeter performance in a variety of applications.

    David W. Spitzer
    10/22/2004
  • On the cutting edge

    The wheels of commerce demand that you adapt to new technologies in order to do things better. Here are eight tech trends that are changing the face of process control automation and instrumentation today.

    Dan Hebert, Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • Distributed intelligence

    Sometime in the next year or so, companies are going to release control products that will dramatically change the landscape of the automation and process control industry in ways never dreamed possible.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    10/21/2004
  • It's all under Control!

    Looking for job security as a process automation professional? A majority of respondents to CONTROL's recent web poll believe adding enterprise IT skills to your resume will make you more employable over the long term.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    10/21/2004
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