FDI - Integration Now more than a dream

There is new hope for End Users that a uniform interface to the rich information such as diagnostics and related material in smart instruments may soon be available. This is because a number of supplier companies have joined the FDI cooperation project that initially consisted of the major technology trade...

NAMUR blesses WirelessHART #Pauto

Here is a press release from Liz Patronella at the HART Communication Foundation detailing the outcome of the NAMUR testing at BASF Ludwigshafen:

And now we pause our 24/7 coverage of Emerson Exchange for a word from Siemens...#Pauto

Here's the text of a press release from Siemens that sounds very interesting...

Siemens' Loescher says automation sector shows signs of bottoming out

From a news report in the Wall Street Journal, Siemens CEO Peter Loescher briefed analysts yesterday:

Siemens Talks Supply Chain Challenges

This just came into my mailbox. Interesting discussion with Robert Tepe  and and Charice Chianna of Siemens E&A and Kurt Skillman of Toshiba about how the current global economic situation has complicated the lives of companies trying to get their products from here to there.

Mr. Kumar Bugs Washington

Just got off the phone from an interview with Shalli Kumar, chairman and CEO of AVG, a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of electronic parts, with facilities in Carol Stream, Illinois, and Bettendorf, Iowa.

PlantSuccess part three: and now a word from Carl's sponsors

Next up was a series of five minute "commercials" from Carl's Solution Partners. It was interesting to note that the only one of the Big Six automation companies present was Siemens, and the Wonderware Mobile Solutions division of Invensys.

Dow's Cosman talks RtPM using Simatic XHQ at Siemens Summit

(Dow's Eric Cosman gave the keynote speech yesterday. I apologise for the computer problems that prevented me from posting this yesterday...)  For Dow Chemical, RtPM Translates to Record-Breaking Profits There’s more than one reason why Dow Chemical Co. had record-breaking earnings in its most recent fiscal quarter.

Siemens updates WinCC SCADA Software to support Vista

Now, I know that many of you might not even know that Siemens makes a SCADA software system, but they do. And, frankly, it is a pretty good one. So it is nice to hear that they've released WinCC v.7.0, which has been adapted to provide a Vista option, without...

Bill Goble and the Safety Life Cycle

Process Safety: The Must Know “Process Safety is getting less expensive to engineer and keep current,” said Bill Goble, principal partner and co-founder of exida, a provider of IEC 61508 Product Certification, IEC 61511 Process Certification, Consulting Services on IEC 61511 and other standards, as well as Reference Books, Training...