December 2011 Issue
CONTROL is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to the global process automation market with a readership of 65,000 plus engineering, operations and management professionals. The publication reports on developing trends, illustrates successful applications, and updates the basic skills and knowledge base that provide the profession's foundation.
Blending Controls Sweetens Soda Pop
Schweppes Australia Consolidates Process and Logic Controls in Its Syrup Room With a New Automation and Controls System
Christmas at the Plant-Floor Level
The iPad and Other Mobile Devices Will Become Part of Your Everyday Tools to Get Your Job Done
Cyber Attack, But WaitWe're the Good Guys!
Does Being the "Good Guys" Mean We Can Do Things We Would Find Objectionable If Others Did Them to Us?
Cyber Warfare and the Control Systems Community
What Must the Control Systems Community Do to Adapt to the Threat of Cyber Warfare?
D/P Impulse Lines; Chinese Solar Tech
How to Keep Impulse Lines Full of Water When the Pump Shuts Down, and Are the Controls, Converters or Collectors for Photovoltaic Designs Better Products?
Meet the 2010 Top 50 Automation Companies
The Numbers for the Top 50 Automation Companies Look Very Good, but the Recovery Feels Wobbly. Could That Be a Broken Bridge Over the Next Hill?
Operations Drives Reliability
Operators Can Have a Bigger Impact on Asset Reliability Than Our Maintenance Department
Perfecting Power Supplies
Control's Monthly Resource Guide. This Month We Look at Power Supplies
Process Analyzers. Analyze This!
Fewer Analyzer Specialists Are Left Working at the Plant Floor, Could It Be Because Newer Anaylyzer Systems Come Available as Complete Packages?
Sample Conditioning Systems Need Love Too
Process Users and Integrators Must Carefully Design and Match SCSs With Application Requirements and Specifications, Complete Application Data Sheets and Deploy Climate-Controlled Shelters
Simplicity = Freedom
Reducing Wiring Doesn't Just Save Labor, Time and Expenses
New Applications, Upgrades, Interfaces and More for Your Industrial Software Needs
ABB to Acquire Powercorp
ABB, the Power and Automation Technology Group, Has Agreed to Acquire Powercorp, an Australian Renewable Power Automation Company. This Acquisition Strengthens ABB's Portfolio of Control Technologies Used to Manage the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
New Energy Object Defined in ODVA Specifications
Specifications for ODVA's Family of CIP Networks Feature 26 Updates That Enable Manufacturers to Meet a Broader Scope of Industrial Automation Applications
Boyes Named Institute of Measurement and Control Fellow
Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief of Control Magazine, Has Been Named a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control
Illinois Water Hack Causes Confusion
Illinois Authorities and the DHS and FBI Disagree
McCrometer Forms New Unit via Acquisition
Developing and Selling Complete Wireless Solutions for Agriculture and Rural Water Management Applications