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  • Analysts say flowmeter sales are growing

    In this month's Product Roundup, CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt taps into the flowmeter market and discovers that although traditional markets are creeping along, Asian sales are booming.

    01/04/2005
  • Motor drives "hunt" for success

    MalAsia strikes drive manufacturers, but motion control is stepping up, according to CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt's Product Roundup of motor drives and motion control devices.

    01/04/2005
  • Sounds corny, but biomass may save America

    In this month's edition of Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt recommends bringing your process plant and its jobs to the Midwest, where it's a lot better and safer than the Mideast.

    01/03/2005
  • The hard road to our competitive edge, Part II

    In Part II of his Lessons Learned column, Béla Lipták describes one of the many small steps process control professionals should take on the difficult, but necessary road to recapturing our competitive edge.

    01/03/2005
  • Unified architecture – The future of OPC

    With its eye on the future, the OPC Foundation has preserved all the work that has gone before and embarked on the creation of the Unified Architecture as a way of adjusting to the ever-changing Microsoft world.

    12/28/2004
  • Beaming it up to the enterprise

    Getting aggregated data from the plant up through the enterprise is the easy part, according to Editor in Chief Walt Boyes, but getting realtime data to the enterprise level is much harder than we'd like to admit.

    12/28/2004
  • OPC maximizes object-oriented systems

    Control devices for passing data from one OPC DA server to another have gotten smarter and have more to say, making it easier for vendors, OEMs, machine builders and end users to communicate with them.

    12/28/2004
  • Has Ethernet/IP become the new face of mining?

    When Australia's mining industry set out to find a standard interface for coal shearing machines as part of its Longwall Automation Project, EtherNet/IP proved to be a ground-breaking technology.

    12/27/2004
  • Industrial strength security

    How secure are the industrial information systems that control the valves and sensors responsible for the safe operation of your plant? Find out why securing them should be on the top of your 2005 to-do list.

    12/22/2004
  • New security standards to strengthen SCADA

    The security of critical-infrastructure process control systems will be getting a boost from proposed standards for industrial controls, according to this article from Computerworld's Mark Willoughby.

    12/22/2004
  • A network security forecast for 2005

    The security marketplace will see big, new product trends hit their stride in 2005. Learn how you can secure your network from malicious intent.

    12/22/2004
  • Top 50 Automation Companies of 2003

    CONTROL magazine continues its annual hit parade of the industry's top process instrumentation and controls suppliers. Find out who made this year's hit list, and who became a one-hit wonder.

    12/21/2004
  • Technical reference series on measurement and control

    ControlGlobal.com has partnered with Omega Engineering to make the Transactions in Measurement and Control technical reference series available for free download. Add Volume I: Non-contact Temperature Measurement to your reference shelf and watch this spot to download future editions of this popular educational series.

    12/20/2004
  • Our 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

    Find out who won as readers broadcast their opinions on the best suppliers in the process control and automation industry in CONTROL magazine's 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

    12/17/2004
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition

    This newly revised "special to the web" reference book available from the ISA offers overviews of SCADA's component technologies, as well as details necessary to understand the big picture.

    12/15/2004
  • HMI software takes on more responsibility

    HMI is not just an operator interface any more. In fact, these days OI is probably the least of its functions. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup of new HMI devices.

    12/15/2004
  • Energy economics 101

    Oil company engineer Ed Bullerdieck takes aim at CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták's recent column on the country's Global Energy Policy and makes the case for dealing with the issue much differently.

    12/15/2004
  • What's in your wallet? Check out CONTROL's 14th annual salary survey

    Our 14th Annual Salary and Benefits Survey reports that salary increases were on hold during much of 2004 and job security was a major concern during the first half of the year. However, compensation levels have remained strong and most process automation and control professionals received modest raises. Find out how your salary stacks up against your peers.

    Steve Kuehn, Managing Editor
    12/15/2004
  • Industrial UPS on a DIN-rail

    CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert previews two DIN-rail mount industrial UPSs for 24-VDC applications and explains how, until now, UPSs have not exactly been control panel friendly.

    12/14/2004
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