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  • Meat packers print and network via Ethernet

    Not content with merely adding printing functions to one machine, a bag dispenser builder sought to organize its printing and dispensing by combining up to four printer/roll units using EtherNet/IP.

    03/22/2006
  • Use your own head

    Executive Editor Jim Montague implores us to think and act like a reporter, don’t trust opinions (including mine and yours), remember to take all stories with a grain of salt, and of course, don't despair.

    03/21/2006
  • Network training, tips, and techniques

    The Spring 2006 edition of Industrial Networking looks at the key elements of a well-planned network training program, without which the prospect of building a dependable data network is just an illusion.

    03/21/2006
  • Building automation steps forward

    In commercial building automation and control, major technology evolutions generally lag adoption in industry. The transition from costly pneumatics to printed circuits was such an evolution.

    03/21/2006
  • Management lessons from the U.S. Navy

    After spending a little time on the Dark Side, Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt learned that if a company wants to succeed, it has to care about subordinates, make the tough decisions, and share the wealth.

    03/20/2006
  • HART 6: The very model of a modern calibrator?

    Can HART, version 6, turn your calibrator or field programmer into a primary asset management tool? CONTROL’s Ian Verhappen takes a closer look at the latest and greatest in field calibration.

    03/20/2006
  • The right tool for the job

    The next horizon for portable HMI applications may be the cell phone, which is cheap, ubiquitous, and produced in larger annual quantities than any consumer electronics device in history.

    03/20/2006
  • Loop controllers refuse to die

    The single-loop controller is alive and well and living in process automation. Find out what they are used for in this Product Roundup of loop controller devices, and maybe you can solve a problem or two.

    03/20/2006
  • The Bad Hall of Fame

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner induct some really bad instruments, final control elements, and systems into the Bad Hall of Fame, then proffer the Top 10 signs your life is like a Reality TV show.

    03/20/2006
  • Routers and switches get serious about security

    With Ethernet on its way to becoming a dominant industrial network, new switches and routers are being developed with not only a traditional focus on environmental hardening, but also security-enablement.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    03/15/2006
  • Can process control help stabilize global warming?

    CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták, PE, continues his Lessons Learned series on Global Warming, and what the proceess control confraternity can do about predicting the timing and sizing of future events.

    03/14/2006
  • Networking data not for dummies

    By using process variable (PV) and Status information only, you can effectively take a small sip from the fire hose of information available with today’s smart transmitters. Be careful you don’t get soaked!

    03/14/2006
  • What Asset Management Can Do for You

    CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, takes a look at the latest battleground in process automation: the way we do asset management. What's a poor, confused process engineer to do?

    03/14/2006
  • Valve innovations aid nuclear slurry pretreatment

    Plug valves, stem extensions, and automation enable remote control and repairs in radioactive waste vessels at the Hanford Waste Treatment Project (WTP) in southeast Washington State.

    03/14/2006
  • Are your security practices up to IT standards?

    Joe Weiss and Jay Abshier, world class security consultants for process automation, write about the battle between the world of IT and Plant Operations. So, who’s right in the fight for control system security?

    03/14/2006
  • Would you want your kid to do this job?

    Despite a shortage of young engineering professionals, most of us don't want our kids to grow up to work in the automation industry, but what is automation but applied information science?

    03/10/2006
  • The whys and hows of enterprise integration

    CONTROL's Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt reports on enterprise integration, who's doing it, how well it is going, and how information is provided from the process control system to enterpise-level software.

    03/10/2006
  • ARC Benchmarking Consortium at Age 1

    Hercules' Gary E. Lipson talks to CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, about his participation in ARC's Benchmarking Consortium in this "special to the web" podcast on ControlGlobal.com.

    03/03/2006
  • System integrators are today's new users

    CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, offers his thoughts on where all the end users from manufacturing companies who attend events have gone in this installment of Batch Dispatch.

    02/24/2006
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