Old flywheel technology finds new uses
Read how high-tech flywheels can be used in place of batteries in process plant UPSs when backup power is needed during short-term disturbances and to ride through from utility to generator power.
Post Date: 12/21/2005
Shazam! It's a real-time controller!
The TwinCAT software line from Beckhoff Automation has brought users the ability to turn any compatible PC into a real-time controller.
Post Date: 12/21/2005
DCS engineering help is just around the world!
Where can you turn when you need design and engineering services and your local DCS technology providers have run out of ideas? Well, expertise today can be outsourced from just about anywhere.
Post Date: 10/14/2005
Occupational therapy for the control engineer
Can companies and technologies adapt to change in a positive manner? CONTROL Contributor Dick Morley says yes and believes that with some occupational therapy, you can survive!
Post Date: 10/10/2005
Features and capabilities of hybrid controllers
Is there a difference between a DCS and a hybrid control system? Bela Liptak and his cadre of automation experts suggest where to apply each technology in this installment of Ask the Experts.
Post Date: 09/20/2005
It's the Resolution, Stupid! Part 2
Resolution Is More Important Than Most People Think. Read On to Find Out Why.
Post Date: 08/21/2005
PLC and HMI platforms
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which PLCs and HMIs they recommend to a wallboard manufacturer in West Virginia.
Post Date: 08/08/2005
It's the Resolution, Stupid! Part 1
Do You Wonder What all the Decimals are for, or Where They Went? Do You Know why You Should Care?
Post Date: 07/21/2005
Three decades of DCS technology
Distributed control system technology and its pioneers have had a profound effect on our profession and should be recognized, according to <EM>Around the Loop </EM>columnist Terrence K. McMahon.
Post Date: 04/18/2005
Jimmy Neutron meets the Woz
Dick Morley, father of the modern PLC, believes a renaissance in industry technology will be the thrust for the next several decades. Will we, the control engineering geeks, be ready for simple innovations in the Age of Invention?
Post Date: 04/06/2005
Painting the world brighter
A chemical batch manufacturing plant that creates finishes for automotive OEMs has improved its product quality, efficiency and reliability while saving $2 million with a control system upgrade.
Post Date: 03/15/2005
Power supplies from China cut costs considerably
Competitive pricing from Asian manufacturers has prompted market growth of power supplies and considerable cost cuts. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a <EM>Product Roundup.</EM>
Post Date: 02/14/2005
Technocrats take the '318 patent to task
In this <EM>DigitalField Insider</EM> web exclusive, Managing Editor Steve Kuehn reports on the Solaia patent case and how it continues to weave its costly way through the courts and U.S. industry.
Post Date: 02/01/2005
Patent infringement case remains a tangled web
In the April issue of CONTROL magazine, Managing Editor Steve Kuehn reports on how Solaia may have finally met its match now that it has faced off against Rockwell Automation in a U.S. patent court case.
Post Date: 01/27/2005
Out of the barn
This easy-to-read compilation of a series of articles by PLC inventor Dick Morley covers eight entertaining topical sections, including floor level control systems and the history of the programmable controller.
Post Date: 12/01/2004
Advanced process control? "Think" it so!
Humans replacing PLCs? This "special to the web" article for ControlGlobal.com ponders the possibility of process operators controlling a myriad of automation control systems using only thought!
Post Date: 11/07/2004
Author: Jeffrey R. Harrow
Roundtable meetings on pharmaceutical manufacturing technology
<EM>Around The Loop</EM> columnist Terrence K. McMahon provides ControlGlobal.com with this "special to the web" report on last month's Pharmaceuticals Process Analyzer and Pharmaceuticals Automation roundtable meetings.
Post Date: 11/04/2004
Author: Terrence K. McMahon
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 <EM>Product Roundup </EM>from CONTROL.
Post Date: 10/26/2004
PC-Based Control Comes of Age
PC-Based Control System Upgrade Provides Hydroelectric Utility Flexibility and Reliability
Post Date: 05/11/2004
Process Control Trends--Part 1
Post Date: 03/17/2004
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