November 2013 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.
PLCs and Industrial Computers
The Latest in Computing Technology Is Here
Old-Time Motors Provide Reminders of Reality
The Evolution of Process Controls from Pneumatics to Relays to PLCs to Microprocessors Is Crucial to the Modern World, but the Tools Also Have Made Life Easy to the Point That We Forget and Don't Appreciate Their Gifts
Cybersecurity Still Matters
It Is Highly Unlikely That Another 9/11-Style Attack Could happen Here. Terrorists Will Move to Cyber Attacks and Combinations of Cyber and Physical Assaults. We Can't Prevent That Kind of Attack Entirely. We Can, However, Make It Hard to Do
Foolproof Fieldbus II
Sometimes Our Well-Intentioned Attempts to Make a System "Foolproof" Create as Many Hazards as We Were Aiming to Prevent
Automation Can Prevent the Next BP Spill
How to Do It Right. Liptak Focuses on the Phase During Which the Accident Occurred, Which Took Place During the Closing of the Well
Automation: Back to Basics With Timeless Content
Enjoy Reading, Watching and Listening to Our 300+ pages of Process Automation Back to Basics Tutorials
When to Trust the Operators
Not Every Abnormal Situation Can Be Foreseen, so the Question Becomes Where Do You Draw the Line?
FDT Expands Its Industrial Network Footprint
FDT Is Like a 'Swiss Army Knife,' Enabling the Viewing of In-Depth Device Information From Multiple Protocols in a Single Environment
Online Information on the Level
This Month, Our Editors Search the World Wide Web for the Latest Resources on Level Measurement
Cloud-Based Asset Management
Suppliers Can Use the Cloud to Provide Remote Access to End Users, and to Analyze Data for Asset Management and Other Purposes
What's Hiding in the Cloud?
A Factory in the Cloud Sounds Like Science Fiction, but We're Heading There, at Least for Some Applications. Here's How to Clear Away the Mist to Get the Most from This Technology
Championship Season for Industrial Instrumentation
How Potash Upgraded Its Systems, Training and Instrumentation Workforce All at the Same Time
Small Valve Vendor Provides Value Through System Integration
End Users Benefit When Festo Plays to Its Strengths
Process Apps in the Cloud
Using High-Fidelity Modeling and Novel Sensors, Real-Time Control and Optimization Can Achieve Big Reductions in Energy Consumption
Heat Detection Cables; Emergency Valve Stroke Testing
In Which Applications Should We Consider the Use of the Analog Heat Detection Cable and In Which the Digital Heat Detection Cable?
How to Get the Most Out of Your Software for Loop Tuning
Control Loop Performance Is More Than Just About Tuning
Fieldbus Foundation Announces Modbus Integration Into Foundation for ROM
Developing specifications will integrate Modbus devices into overall remote operations solution.
exida Announces Winners of 1st Annual Safety Awards
Det-tronics, Emerson Process Management and System Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd. are first winners.
Rockwell Automation to Acquire vMonitor, a Global Technology Leader for Wireless Solutions Connecting the Digital Oilfield
Rockwell Automation aquires vMonitor, one of the largest wireless providers in the wellhead monitoring space
Omron Automation and Safety Named to Chicago's 101 Best Companies List
For the third consecutive year, Omron Automation and Safety has been selected to the prestigious list of "Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For."
Metso Splits Up
At an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in October, stockholders approved a plan by Metso Corp.'s board of directors to split Metso into two companies.
Thomas Crone Takes Over at ProSoft
Thomas Crone, formerly of Valin Corporation, takes over as CEO of ProSoft Technologies.