March 2012 Issue
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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.
The Search for the Asset Management Holy Grail, Part I
Are We There Yet?
It's About What We Know--The ControlGlobal All Stars
When We Go Looking for Advice, We Want to Ask the People Who Know
The Future of Manufacturing?
Here Is A Reader's Point of View on What Manufacturing in America Actually Would Look Like
Get Your Process Controllers Here!
Controllers for Batch, Continuous Process, PID and More
Valve Actuators and Positioners Go Digital
Digital Fieldbus Technologies Catch Up to Valve Actuators and Positioners
Is STEM Education Gone for Good?
Employers Today Abuse the H1-B Visa Program and Want to Pay Next to Nothing for a "Rocket Scientist"
Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel-Part 3
Liptak Discusses Pipelining Safety and How Automation Processes Can Prevent Pipelining Accidents
Using Feed-Forward PID for External Reset
Is There a Way to Create an External Reset on a Standard PID Feedback Controller?
Going with the Flow
McMillan and Weiner Continue Their Interview With Ram Ramachandran. They Discuss What Flow Sensor Works Best in Various Applications
A Modest Proposal for STEM Education
Want to Help the Future Industry Professionals? Offer to Run a Science Club for Young Students
Search for the Asset Management, Part II
GlaxoSmithKline, Beamex and Emerson Process Management team up to streamline calibration and asset software - and use far less paper-at GSK's plant in Cork, Ireland.
Beyond the Eyes
Process Control Applications Are Designed, Built and Operated by People With the Usual Eyeballs, Therefore They're Subject to Blinders Imposed on Sight
How to Build the Control Room of the Future
Designing and Constructing a Truly Useful Control Room Requires a Lot More Forethought and Planning
Cool Tools Coming Soon
Interface-Related Gadgets May Soon Find Their Way onto Many Plant Floors
The Control Room of the Future - Smarter Reality
The Control Room of the Future Will Put a World of Science-Fiction Tools at Operators' Fingertips - but They'll Only Be Effective if Designers, Engineers and Operators Jointly Plan Ahead and Use Them to Serve Practical, Functional Needs
Using Your Best People
Getting to Know Those Working Around You. How Did They Become an "Instrument" Person?
What You Need to Know about Pressure Now
We Have Gathered Up the Latest Information on Pressure Transmitters. See What's New and Hot
ABB Automation & Power World to Stage Automation Arena
User conference will feature a portable control room of the future.
Control, ABB Collaborate on Operator Effectiveness Research
25% of respondents say board operator responsibilities are increasing in the plants where they work
McMillan's Blog Moves to ControlGlobal.com
Greg McMillan, half of Control's "Control Talk" team, is now also a fixture on ControlGlobal.com
Omron Offers Online Automation Courses
Omron Industrial Automation has expanded its eLearning education portal
Siemens Expands Energy Consulting and Management Services
Siemens Industry's Building Technologies division has acquired Pace Global