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  • The only evil

    There are two kinds of network security. Real and imagined, and it can be hard to tell them apart, especially if you don't know how they work and the problems they're supposed to solve.

    09/06/2006
  • Welcome to the Bus Wars, Part Tres

    You may not be aware, but a new bus war is being waged in your plant — the battle of the motion networks. Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, provides analysis and commentary on the newest battle over fieldbus.

    09/01/2006
  • SP50 times two?

    CONTROL Editor Walt Boyes says we need to do more than pay lip service to the idea of user input when it comes to ISA’s SP100 Wireless Standard and proposes formation of a central, unbiased user group.

    09/01/2006
  • 2006 AutomationXchange PAT Roundtable

    Pfizer senior manager team leaders, Lou Pillai and Martin Warman, join the company’s director of process and technology global sourcing, Jeff Miller, in a discussion on PAT with our editors.

    08/22/2006
  • Online training videos explode the myths of plant performance

    "The 6 Myths of Process Performance" identifies the right things to focus on for improved process performance. The myths represent outdated methods of plant performance improvement. Each myth is debunked in a short 5-minute video.

    08/15/2006
  • Finesse introduces new bioreactor control OS

    Walt Boyes talks with Larry West, executive vice president of California-based Finesse, LLC. Boyes and West discuss the introduction of TruBio, the first truly open configurable bioreactor control OS.

    08/14/2006
  • The Federation: To boldly go!

    CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess which organizations could and should become members of the Automation Federation.

    08/14/2006
  • I/O and terminal bocks appear healthy

    This month’s roundup on I/O and terminal blocks demonstrates that the industry seems to be recuperating, product development money is flowing, and companies are getting competitive again.

    08/11/2006
  • OPC – A decade of success by any standard

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology and specifications, and his thoughts on where the technology is headed, to OPC Connection, our new Site Resource for the OPC community.

    08/10/2006
  • Boiling water is easy as one, two, three, four

    There’s more to boiler level control than measuring level and adjusting a feedwater valve. Improved measurements and inverse response are just a few of the influences on operating boilers in a reliable manner.

    08/10/2006
  • NeSSI tames the communications monster

    The new sampling/sensor initiative (NeSSI) is moving steadily to fulfill its original promise of increased efficiencies, costs-savings, and micro-analytic capabilities despite recent growing pains related to fieldbus.

    08/10/2006
  • The ABCs of XML, Part 2

    This article provides more of what you need to know to survive in the world of connected data by introducing XML’s fundamental concepts to those who have managed to avoid this important technology.

    08/10/2006
  • Stop wasting money on backup power

    The most prudent and cost-effective strategy for dealing with power-quality events is to protect against relatively frequent, short-term voltage sags as opposed to much rarer power outages.

    08/10/2006
  • Intoxicating answers

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner describe the period of time between when you first take a drink and when you first recognize the effect and bypass the next round for coffee as dead time.

    08/10/2006
  • Raising the bar for control system security

    Security researchers at Wurldtech Analytics are partnering with ISA to establish procedures and an operations model for the security testing and certification of products used for control.

    08/07/2006
  • Why users need one twisted-pair bus

    We have a new contributing editor, John Rezabek, taking over the On the Bus column on ControlGlobal.com. Rezabek is a well-known fieldbus expert and process control specialist at ISP Corp. in Lima, Ohio.

    08/07/2006
  • Seeing deeply into process control technologies

    Executive Editor Jim Montague finds that even if there’s nothing new under the sun, what’s truly new may be a deeper understanding and appreciation of what we thought was so familiar.

    08/07/2006
  • HMIs evolve in process control

    New HMI technology is putting a whole new (inter)face on how operators view control systems information, while at the same time driving human error out of systems and improving safe work practices.

    08/07/2006
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