September 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.
Process Automation Generations Talk to Each Other
A Dialog Across the Generations About Plant Operations and Each Generation's Different Ways of Looking at Problems
Brewing and Picking Appropriate Technology
The Use of Appropriate Levels of Technology--Not Necessarily the Newest--Makes It Possible to Make a Product With High Quality, High Reliability and High Repeatability
Our Website Gets Better
Our Site Has Moved to a New Content Management System (CMS) and Now We Have a Shiny, New Website That's Even More Informative, Useful and Helpful Than It Was Before
Analog or Digital Output?
Do You Prefer Analog or Digital Output to Monitor Operating Parameters? If you Haven't Checked Out the ControlGlobal Discussion Group on LinkedIn, You Should.
Process Automation Through 50 Years in History
We've Come a Long Way in 50 Years and Automatic Safety Controls Are the Airbags of the Industry
No KISS for Digital Integration?
If KISS ("Keep It Simple, Stupid") Is the Tactic to Survive the Combat, What's the Strategy?
Will IPv6 Give ISA100.11a a Leg Up?
The Recent Wireless Sensor Network Study by IDtechEx Anticipates the WSN Market Will Be over $2 Billion in 10 Years
The Mobile Worker -- There Are 100 Apps for That!
There Are Lots of Mobile Worker Tools, and They're Allowing Even the Smallest Companies to Have All the Benefits of Mobility
Control Editors Search the Web for the Best Calibration Online Resources. Here They Are
Picking Low-Hanging Fruit with DAQ
Now That We Can Collect All This Data, What Do We Do With It? Turns Out One of the First Places All That Formerly Stranded, Rescued Data Comes into Play Is in Energy Savings and Sustainability
10 Things to Consider When Selecting a VFD
Follow These Guidelines and Build a Reliable VFD System
Coordinated Motion, Concentrated Power
Drives Choreograph Motors for the Greatest Effect and Energy Savings. Here's How Experienced Users Gain Their Advantages
Real-Time Optimization with MPC
Users Can Combine the Traditional Black-Box Models with Specific Process Knowledge to Produce a Gray-Box Model That Will Produce More Accurate Predictions
Rangeability of Equal Percentage Control Valves
A Reader Turn to Our Experts For Advice on Installing a Control Valve. See What Our Experts Had to Say
The Perfect Storm of Skills
McMillan and Weiner Talk to Jack Ahlers about His Career and Why He Became Interested in Dynamics and Process Control?
Process Control Harvest Time
On the Job and Off, It's Possible to Revisit Familiar Places, Issues and People, Explore Them More Fully and Gain a Deeper Understanding
All-in-One Controllers Do Networking, Too
Each One Pairs Dual Ethernet Ports With Multiple Fieldbus Interfaces
Schneider's CEO Justifies Invensys Takeover
Says Purchase Will Be a "Good Deal" for Both Shareholders and Customers, but What About Invensys' Brands?
Siemens at the Summit--and on Mars
Automation leaders talk about advanced manufacturing technologies, the integrated production process, and the concept of one supplier for the entire integrated process
ARC and Control Want to Know
Are reliability issues and maintenance costs alone enough to justify new IT deployments?