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  • Searching for the One True Network

    October's cover story in Control is the search for the One True Network, as chronicled by John Rezabek, our intrepid On The Bus columnist. Walt Boyes, Control's editor in chief talks to Larry O'Brien, research director for process automation for ARC Advisory Group about fieldbus in this month's edition of the Control/ARC Monthly Podcast Series.

  • Podcast with ARC on "Domino Theory"

    Control contributing editor Rich Merritt conducts a wide-ranging interview with ARC Advisory Group principal analyst John Blanchard on a variety batch-related topics and trends. The interview is a follow-up to Merritt's "Domino Theory" cover article on batch processing in the September 2008 issue of Control. The two discuss the ISA88 standard's history, whether the word "batch" can be mentioned to continuous control users, how ISA88's documentation procedures can help users and where ISA88 and ISA95 may be headed in the future.

  • Market Intelligence Report: Operator Interface/HMIs

    Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are increasing in number, variety, resolution, sophistication and related computing power, and so are becoming all-pervasive in most process applications. To help make sense of this rapidly changing market, Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, presents the results of Control's latest Market Intelligence Report on HMIs. Respondents reported on how they use HMIs to interact with their plants’ control systems, the age of their existing HMIs, their visual presentation preferences and on how well their HMIs handle alarms.

  • Remote HMI Systems-What <i>Control</i> Readers Like (And Dislike)

    This Special Report from the Process Automation Media Network, sponsored by EZAutomation, focuses on how Control readers use remote HMI systems and what they like--and don't like--about them. Walt Boyes reports on a special survey done in early August of 2008 of over 225 Control readers.

  • The Power to Perform: Experience Honeywell User Group 2008

    Featuring the latest in multimedia and animation technology, this special report from the Honeywell User Group Americas Symposium includes more than 20 articles and presentations as well as eight streaming videos and audio podcasts--many of which have never before been published. Witness Honeywell's latest technology roadmaps and learn best practices from expert users on topics ranging from alarm management to wireless.

  • Back to Basics: Loop Tuning

    Control Editor in Chief Walt Boyes explains the basics of this fundamental control operation. Learn about dead band, lag time, PID control, manual and adaptive loop tuning and why your loop tuning problems can't always be fixed by software.

  • Podcast: Not Playing Nice

    Listen to Walt Boyes speak on the field-instruments portion of the ISA100 Wireless Standards.

  • Siemens Controls Help Boost Beer Quality

    Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Mich., recently deployed a vertical Siemens’ automation solution developed specifically for the brewing industry—for all functions from brew house to cellar. In this video, discover how this pioneering microbrewery produces 26 different beers, each with a different temperature processing profile, and is reaching new levels of quality and consistency.

  • The exiderdome’s Global Tour

    Before arriving in Chicago, exiderdome toured much of Asia and continues to work its way eastward. In this three-minute video see highlights of its past two years of touring, plus how it all comes together from 55 individual shipping containers.

  • How To Be A Contender

    The Control/ARC podcast features ARC Vice President Dave Woll discussing what it takes to be a 21st-century automation professional, whether as a manager or as a team member.

  • Control FutureCast: Batch Automation

    Where's the batch? ISA88 was the first attempt to create a manufacturing language. Walt Boyes talks about the direction ISA88 and ISA95 are taking and what the future holds for batch and hybrid manufacturing.

  • Process Analytical Technology

    In this edition of the monthly Control/ARC Podcast Series, Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, and Executive Editor, Jim Montague, speak to ARC’s John Blanchard about market forces and technology trends affecting process analytical technology (PAT). Is it just the FDA, or are there real, valid reasons to use PAT?

  • Honeywell Super-Hero Users

    Users at Honeywell's 2008 User Group Conference describe how Honeywell’s capabilities help them improve their plants’ safety, reliability and efficiency performance.

  • TiPS on Alarm Management

    Alarm management seems to be harder than it looks. Steve Apple, from TiPS, provides some simple, yet effective guidance to alarm management in this podcast interview with Control's Editor in Chief Walt Boyes.

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