Voices: Montague

Visible Data Means Operations Excellence

Coca-Cola and GE Lighting Use Proficy Workflow, Historian, iFix HMI SCADA and Portal Software to Streamline Lighting and Refreshment Production

By Jim Montague

 GE Banner/articles/2014/ge-summit/ Seeing is believing, and bringing operational information into the light makes it usable by everyone in an enterprise—allowing them all to make faster, more productive decisions.

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The full motion and unfolding sequence of events in videos make the examples clearer and easier to understand.

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12/03/2007

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01/03/2008

Watch Your Mouth

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02/04/2008

A Willingness to Learn

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03/07/2008

A Willingness to Learn

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks—and Old Editors and Engineers Too

03/20/2008

Worry Wart

A Flood Around Your Ankles Is a Lot Different Than One Around Your Neck. So Pick Up Your Canoe and Get Moving

04/01/2008

Everything Old is New Again

A Specific Tool May Be obsolete, but the Mental Process That Went into Addressing the Problem It Solves Remains as Instructive as Ever

05/04/2008

Paralyzed by Profits

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06/12/2008

Look, Real End Users!

Wireless case studies are scarce, so it’s ironic that Emerson, Honeywell, Invensys and others are coming up with them.

06/24/2008

Skills Shift to Software

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07/01/2008

Good Talk

Invite Folks from Other Departments or Organizations In for an Informal Lunch-and-Learn Tour or Some Speed-Dating-Style Tabletop Displays

08/07/2008

Two Days in Austin

I’ve Never Attended a Tradeshow Where at Least a Dozen Parents Brought Their Kindergarteners to Try Out the Equipment

09/09/2008

Get Out the Process Control Vote

Society Could Use Some of that Technical Know-How that Process Control Engineers too often Leave Back at Work

10/07/2008

Security Standards Stewpot Simmering

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10/28/2008

The Best Gift

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12/12/2008

Voices of Experience

Some Users Ask Us for Transmitters with 0.10% Accuracy, and Then Buy a Sensor That’s Off by Up to 10 °F at Different Temperature Levels

01/12/2009

Short on Specifics

Control Strives to Give Readers Specific Content They Can Use to Make Their Processes and Applications More Efficient and Make Their Stressful Jobs a Little Less So

02/06/2009

Bean Control Engineers Needed

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03/02/2009

Spring Cleaning

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04/03/2009