The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking
Ian Verhappen, a.k.a "The Great Kanduski," has 25+ years experience in instrumentation, controls and automation. He joins the editors of Control, Control Design and Industrial Networking to offer his perspectives and experiences on networks (including IP based ones), fieldbuses, wireless, and anything that has to do with field level devices (including process analysers).
Much like our Industrial Networking magazine, the Great Kanduski serves the readers of Control and Control Design who are especially interested in fieldbuses, Ethernet, wireless, networking strategies and standards, and the cables, connectors, sniffers and other components that support them.
I was in Brazil this past week to participate in the ISA District 4 Leadership Conference and was also able to attend the opening day of the ISA 2010 Conference and Exhibition. There were over 100 exhibitors on the show floor and 6 parallel programming tracks associated with the conference.
November 1 was the first anniversary of I-A-N and coincidentally the same day I was at my accountant to find out not only how much corporate tax I had to pay for 2010 but more importantly confirming if I was indeed operating a successful company.
I have just returned from ISA Automation Week in Houston – a radical change in format for the traditional Fall Exhibition and Conference. Automation Week changed to more closely follow the model of several of the successful Spring symposia run by ISA Divisions with an emphasis on the conference with...
One sure sign that Fall is arriving, other than the return to school is all the conventions that are scheduled during September through November. The busy season always seems to be the Spring (April through mid-June) and then again this time of year.
We all know that the line between the technology being used in the office environment and the field or at least the control system infrastructure / backhaul is getting thinner every day AND that the time between when an innovation gets used in one place before it becomes established in...
I was very happy to hear that all the miners trapped in the mine in Chile are alive as it was one of the topics on people’s minds while I was there last week, that and sharing with me the occasional evidence of the recent earthquake.
I “just” got in from the above event here in Santiago and despite its size it truly was an automation event with a mixture of both process and factory automation – indicative of the type of industry driving the Chilean economy which is predominantly mining.
It is now only a matter of time before all our wireless devices will be connected to each other. Much like your Bluetooth device is always looking for new connections, IEEE 802.11s will make it possible for you to mesh your IEEE 802.11 device to other similar devices and create...