Voices: Batch Dispatch

Maintaining a competitive edge

WBF gives a leg up to manufacturers looking to take advantage of the automation/information nexus.

By Lynn Craig

By Lynn Craig

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Reflections on the 2005 WBF conference

In this "special to the web" article for ControlGlobal.com, WBF Chairman Maurice Wilkins offers his thoughts on the 2005 WBF conference held last month in Atlantic City.

06/02/2005

WBF 2006 North American Conference

This page contains all the available White Papers from the 2006 WBF North American Conference sorted by session topic.

02/20/2006

System integrators are today's new users

CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, offers his thoughts on where all the end users from manufacturing companies who attend events have gone in this installment of Batch Dispatch.

02/24/2006

Full throttle batch and startup response

Improvements in practices for starting up a loop with a large process time constant, or slow ramp time compared to the dead time, can save 25% or more in batch cycle and startup time. Read how.

05/08/2006

Innovations in batching, dosing and weighing

Challenges brought on by new regulations and technical problems for batching, dosing and weighing have pushed users to find some innovative and surprising solutions beyond our own industry.

07/12/2006

The Federation: To boldly go!

CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess which organizations could and should become members of the Automation Federation.

08/14/2006

Standards for better not worse!

ISA, WBF, MIMOSA OAGi and OPC have set up the Manufacturing Interoperability Guideline (MIG) working group to bring harmony to two of the automation industry’s most important standards.

10/27/2006

The business value of automation

WBF’s Director of Strategic Industry Alliances, Rodger Jeffery, is excited about the new challenges our industry faces and suggests we regroup, reorganize, and commit to a stronger working alliance in regards to standards.

03/13/2007