Blogs

The Hidden Costs of Successful Safety

It's not easy to keep process applications safe, but it can be even harder to find help to do it right. In this environment, safety depends on asking the right questions. In his "SIL 201" presentation on July 17 at the 2007 North American Foxboro User Group conference in Boston,...

Making the Move from Condition Monitoring to Management

"Condition monitoring is about data," began Invensys' Neil Cooper in his address to the Foxboro User Group 2007 gathering today in Boston. "But condition management is about creating the context, the collaboration and the workflow to deal with the conditions that arise." Condition management is a core component of the...

Read all about it! e-conference daily!

In case you didn't get a copy in your email last night-- Here's the first day edition of the Foxboro User Group e-show daily:

Live from the Foxboro User Group!

Today, Jim Montague, Mark Rosenzweig from Chemical Processing, and I are attending the Foxboro User Group. This is an intimate gathering, not the huge Invensys all-companies meeting of previous years. This is only Foxboro, and as User Group Steering Committee member, Larry Wells of Georgia-Pacific (and a member of Control's...

Nuclear Industry Icon to Give Wednesday Lunch Keynote at Control System Cyber security Workshop

Henry Stone, the former General Manager of GE's Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and Vice President and Chief Engineer of GE's Nuclear Energy Division, will provide the Wednesday lunch keynote at the Knoxville Control System Cyber Security Conference.   The talk will discuss what it took to build a new industry from...

News from the Rockwell Software TechEd Meeting

Our West Coast correspondent and senior technical editor, Dan Hebert, filed the following report about the Geoffrey Moore keynote at the Rockwell TechEd meeting. Noted author Geoffrey Moore gave the keynote address at Rockwell Automation's recent RSTechEd event, June 17-20 in Fla.

What the Honeywell OneWireless Announcement Means

I'm sure some of you were wondering when I would get around to this post. After all, the announcement, made last Monday at HUG in Phoenix, is old news now. But it isn't. What I saw in Phoenix, and what I heard about in 2006 at HUG, was an implementation...

It's hard to keep all these meetings straight...

Last week, we were faced with two large user groups meeting at the same times. Honeywell User Group met in Phoenix, while Siemens' User Group for the Americas met in Orlando. I attended the event in Phoenix, not because I love Honeywell best, but because it was on the schedule...

Siemens User Group Has Over 860 Attendees

Hundreds of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. customers, Solutions Partners and employees headed home today as the 2007 Siemens Automation Summit drew to a close after three and a half days of best practice sharing, hands-on training and networking at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.

More RFID from Siemens

From a press release just received: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., in collaboration with URS/EG&G's Systems Development & Engineering Services, has unveiled the next generation of supply chain, RFID technology. The RFID PathMinder combines the RFID integration and domain expertise of URS/EG&G with Siemens advanced automation and RFID product technology...