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Control Platforms Resource Center

Control platforms are the heart of any process manufacturing operation. They regulate processes, report vital information, communicate with field instrumentation and interact with other enterprise software. Keeping these systems running safely, securely and cost-effectively is Job 1 for process engineers. Our Control Platforms Resource Center provides you with a complete library of articles from Control, plus white papers, news articles and product announcements to keep you current about this important process technology.


White Papers: In Depth Research

  • Download an Industry Guide to Control System Engineering

    Author: Automation Direct

    This FREE Industry Guide to Control System Engineering has helpful resources and tips for the specification, design, and installation of automated control systems.

  • When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays

    Author: Lenny Filipkowski, AutomationDirect

    Often the Best Choice for Applications Where SingleFunction Relays Aren’t Capable Enough and a Safety-Rated PLC is Overkill

  • Redundancy for OPC

    Author: Robert McIlvride, Andew Thomas, Cogent Real‐Time Systems Inc.

    Redundancy in a process control system means that some or all of the system is duplicated, or redundant. The goal is to eliminate, as much as possible, any single point of failure. When a piece of equipment or a communication link goes down, a similar or i

  • Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

    Author: Bill Sholette, Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser

    Leaking or overfilled tanks containing chemicals, fuel oil, sewage or hazardous materials can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars in fines and lawsuits. This white paper discusses instrumentation