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  • 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
  • Cutting the wires of communications

    Users want wireless, vendors want to sell wireless, so what’s the problem? Our August cover story tackles one of the most discussed topics: the use of wireless communications in process automation.

    08/02/2006
  • CONTROL magazine reader feedback survey

    Control and ControlGlobal.com are trying very hard to be the best automation magazine and website in the world. We need your help to do that. You can help by taking a few minutes and filling out this survey.

    07/24/2006
  • Networking that floats all boats

    Our Summer 2006 edition features a review of the key networking standards in place that affect your ability to operate an industrial network, along with how they might influence next-generation systems.

    07/20/2006
  • The rise of the User Group meeting

    Whether they’re called fairs, exchanges, summits, worlds, symposia, or user conferences, hosting or attending at least one such event each year is now a routine part of how industrial automation gets done.

    07/19/2006
  • How to select control valves, Part 1

    When it comes to selecting and sizing control valves, the non-commercial chart in this article not only helps you pick the right one for the job, but also serves as a fantastic reference tool you can download!

    07/14/2006
  • The FAT is the problem

    End users need to revisit their expectations of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and accept that not every loop needs to be tested in order to implement a successful fieldbus project.

    07/14/2006
  • We need a Hannover Fair USA

    Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt implores the industry to hold ISA Expo, National Manufacturing Week, Promat, Sensors Expo, IMTS, Pack Expo, AM Expo, and Quality Expo all at the same time and in the same place.

    07/14/2006
  • Industrial PCs take new forms for new jobs

    As the boundaries defining traditional industrial PCs used in manufacturing disappear, they’re morphing into new, fanless, diskless forms, and taking on tasks once reserved for PLCs and other plant-floor devices.

    07/14/2006
  • Fieldbus in biopharma applications, Part 1

    This article highlights issues associated with the installation of a multiple-fieldbus control system at a pharma processing facility and talks about its implications for handling an entire manufacturing suite.

    07/14/2006
  • Who should do your next project? Part 2

    In part two of this two-part series, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes a look at how your company’s own internal capabilities and characteristics can affect automation contractor selection.

    07/14/2006
  • Innovations in batching, dosing and weighing

    Challenges brought on by new regulations and technical problems for batching, dosing and weighing have pushed users to find some innovative and surprising solutions beyond our own industry.

    07/12/2006
  • Process optimization in oilfield production

    Pavilion’s Matt Tormollen, and Halliburton’s Richard Ella, join Editor in Chief Walt Boyes in a conversation about the development of a complete virtual reality simulation model for optimizing oil fields for production.

    07/12/2006
  • Vendor vs. vendor

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes issues a challenge to end users everywhere: Tell your vendors to stop playing Spy vs. Spy and participate fairly in standards creation for fieldbus and wireless.

    07/03/2006
  • Fieldbus Wars continue

    As wireless Ethernet continues its aggressive growth, end users have to wonder, “Will it replace fieldbuses?” Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt investigates the situation and finds that clearly a battle is shaping up.

    07/03/2006
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