In this podcast, Craig Resnick at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about some of the economic trends swirling around the Control/ARC Top 50 Companies and the 21st annual Readers' Choice Awards, and how those trends will likely affect both control and automation suppliers and readers.
Banner Engineering can help you solve challenging factory applications or add sensing to existing industrial systems with its wireless Q45 sensors. These sensors are self-contained, wireless standard photoelectric sensor solution designed to control and monitor various applications. Watch this video and learn how you can add a single photoelectric sensor without pulling cables. See how you can create scalable, wireless sensor networks that can expand and decrease on demand.
This video explains how Coriolis flowmeters work. The Coriolis principle enables the measurement of multiple process variables such as mass flow, volume flow, density, temperature and viscosity via a single flow measurement device.
In this podcast, Dick Hill at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the four new inductees in Control's Process Automation Hall of Fame for 2013, and some of the issues raised by their experiences and the challenges they see the process control field facing in the future. The four new hall-of-famers are: Peter Martin of Invensys Operations Management, Dennis Brandl of BRandL Consulting, Ian Verhappen of Industrial Automation Networks, and John MacGregor of ProSensus.
Your multimeter or ordinary scope might not be enough in harsh environments. Watch this 5-minute video and learn why it's important to use the proper scope in these types of environments. Take the ScopeMeter Oscilloscope video tour. Built to solve tough problems in harsh industrial environments, the ScopeMeter Oscilloscope even has a multimeter built in.
In this podcast, Dave Woll at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about enhancing operator performance, and how prioritized data, simpler displays, human-factors-designed equipment, fatigue-reduction efforts, alarm planning and other tools can all improve situational awareness and performance.
Watch this video and learn what WirelessHART is and what you can do with it. WirelessHart is a self configuring and self healing network that can help you reduce costs and reduce downtime by preventative maintenance. Users can fit all types of transmitters into it and gain access to all data, like process values, alarms and diagnostic information.
In this video, Chuck Carter with Lee College shows off the benefits of having Control in the Field. He demonstrates how control is maintained in the system despite a complete loss of the host system. Adjustments are made to demonstrate control is still being maintained in the system. He also talks about how control within a device itself has been shown to improve set point response for tighter control. Tighter control means higher quality product and ultimately dollars to an end user.
In this video, Chuck Carter with Lee College introduces how Control in the Field (CIF) works, some basic setup concepts, making changes in the host system and parameters, and how a control engineer puts all of those into action to use CIF. CIF has proven to be a major advantage of FOUNDATION fieldbus over other fieldbuses.
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how IT and data center technologies have been moving into process control and automation.
Engineers, Designers, Drafters and Machinists should all have access to the Engineering Screw Chart. It includes technical information from many of the quick references that are commonly found in the work areas of industry professionals. All of this information is compiled for both Imperial (English) and Metric systems in a single screw cart. Watch this video to learn more.
This session will provide cases of how analytics for control performance improvement and advanced process control are used for optimizing the use of energy in a process plant. Often the effective use of APC and other advanced optimization tools can make the difference between a plant staying open or closing due to excessive energy costs.
In this podcast, Harry Forbes at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about supporting legacy distributed control systems (DCSs) and related equipment, and how many new and easier-to-use tools are helping these renovation and upgrade projects to multiply. Listen to this podcast.
Embedded vision is everywhere around us. It's in our phones, cars, medical devices, grocery stores, gaming systems, factories and more. At the rate vision is being added to embedded systems, chances are you will need to have some knowledge of vision within the next few years. There are an enormous amount of applications that can benefit from adding vision because it enables machines or products to know more about their physical surroundings and how to interact with them. Embedded vision can also enhance safety by detecting danger and preventing accidents, boosting efficiency by improving the throughput and quality of manufacturing, simplifying usability, and fueling innovation by enabling designers to do things previously thought impossible. This video will explain how FPGAs can be used to accelerate the incorporation and use of embedded vision applications in your machines.
In this podcast, Ralph Rio at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about some of the latest innovations and best practices in collaboration tools and platforms used by process control engineers and their colleagues.