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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.

Articles

White Papers: In Depth Research

  • 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

  • Designing a Control System for High Availability

    Author: Rockwell Automation, ICS Triplex

    This paper will discuss redundant and non-redundant methods for achieving high availability of control systems, as well as improvements in control technology and recommended control system designs. The paper will also highlight features within the Rockwell

  • What Makes RFID Systems Industrial Strength?

    Author: Balluff

    Balluff experts explain the three fundamental qualities that determine if RFID systems will perform reliably in demanding production environments. It answers three main questions: Will the RFID system integrate seamlessly with industrial control systems? W