Today begins the sixth annual AutomationXchange event in Park City, UT. This is a unique event that we developed in partnership with VerticalXchange to bring together buyers and solution providers in the automation industries. We have buyers from food, pharmaceutical, mining, glass, and a whole lot more industry verticals,...

"To Encourage the Others"

Sigh!. There's been another one. This time the fire is in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Citgo refinery. Actually is the second one this weekend that I know about. There was a fire in a bio-diesel plant in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday. 

Takin' the Blogging Machine Out Again.

Just a little item I should have tied into my earlier post about safety issues. Our own Jim Montague has weighed in here. He talks to an end user about the "push the red button and we fire you" syndrome and other impediments to process manufacturing safety.

Control's June edition is up on the web


Control a finalist for ASBPE Magazine of the Year Award!

We have been informed that Control is a "finalist" for the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Azbee Awards. We are a "finalist" in the under 80,000 circulation category, for Magazine of the Year.

Surfin' the Net, Reeling in Some Good Fish

Trolling in the Web waters this morning between bouts of proofing the June issue of Control and have found some goodies to share.

I need help! The July Weighing and Batching feature is in need of input!

I am writing the July feature on Weighing and Batching and Load Cells and I want to solicit comments from you. If you don't have much to do with weighing and batching, please forward this to somebody who does.

The May issue of Control-- a sneak peek!

As we're getting ready to send the magazine off to the printer on Friday, I thought you'd all be interested in a sneak preview of the cover and some of the articles we're running for May.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Shinskey

I'm in the middle of editing a great article, "Multivariable Control of Distillation," by Greg Shinskey. It will appear online and in print soon. As is always the case with articles like this, I have been conducting a considerable email correspondence with Greg, just dotting all the i's and crossing...