Controlling Interests Editors' Blog

RS3 and PROVOX Retire #EMRex #pauto #DCS_Migration #automation #DCS

Rosemount's venerable RS3 DCS and the even more venerable PROVOX system originally designed for Monsanto by  (its then wholly owned subsidiary) Fisher Controls were formally retired last night at a party thrown by Emerson Process Management at Emerson Exchange.

Looking Under the Hood: Micro Motion Integrates Solartron Product LIne #EMRex #pauto #automation #product management

It took seven years and significant skull sweat but Micro Motion has managed a very difficult integration project, rationalizing the Solartron Mowbray vibrating tube density and viscosity meters and integrating them into the Micro Motion production and sales program.

Emerson Exchange, Day One

"Lots to see," said Emerson CSO Peter Zornio, as he guided us deftly into the Technology Zone.

@Hollysys Wins Big in China Nuclear Projects #pauto #automation #nuclear

The Chinese Automation Giant, Hollysys, says its nuclear JV has received more orders for automation systems for nuke plants in China.

It's Not an Iron Man Suit-- It's Better! @Yaskawa partners with ARGO Medical #medical #pauto #automation #robotics

Yaskawa Electric, a major robotics provider, makes significant investment in ARGO Medical's ReWalk Exoskeleton device to help paraplegics walk.

Kaulfersch strikes again: Anagrams #pauto #engineer_humor #automation #networking #Internet

For those who love syndicated the game show Jeopardy, one of the subject question answers is Anagrams. This took me a long time to figure these out. Humor is the best medicine. So here’s another dose.

OUT of Control: Oil Drillers in France #pauto #oilrig #humor

Two oil well driller hands won a trip to France for all their accomplishments in the oil patch.

@ABB and @Statoil to develop deepwater subsea power and control technologies #pauto #offshoretechnology #automation #power

ABB and Statoil form partnership in $100 million R&D program enabling future ultra-deep water and remote subsea factories

About Customer Service #pauto #powertrip #SOG

My recent customer service experiences with Powertrip and SOG are lessons we all need to learn.

Real Scientist and Engineer Humor: @CERN does standup! #pauto #STEM

Engineers and scientists at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson (the God particle), and the World Wide Web aren't always known for being really, really funny guys and gals. Tonight they plan on changing that.