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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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"Pervasive Sensing" to Reach Far Beyond the Process

Three of Emerson Process Management's Customers Showed How They're Using Pervasive Sensing Solutions

10/03/2013

'Jump the Curve' to Foresee Transformative Innovations

The Futurist's Job Is to Focus on the Big Picture and Point Out the 800-pound Gorillas That Others Are Missing Because Their Attention Is Focused Elsewhere

10/08/2014

10 Things to Consider When Selecting a VFD

Follow These Guidelines and Build a Reliable VFD System

09/12/2013

A Willingness to Learn

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

03/07/2008

A Willingness to Learn

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

03/20/2008

A big grain of salt

Executive Editor Jim Montague warns us not to let frequently repeated misconceptions and outright lies about new technology get in the way of statistics, because they can serve almost any purpose.

11/01/2006

Action Figures of Summer

Jim Montague talks about the few process control-related heroes found in the mainstream media and in less-hyped branches of literature and the fine arts.

08/01/2007

Advanced Control an Oasis for Drought-Stricken Ethanol Plant

Advanced Process Controls Help Hankinson Renewable Energy Shift Production to a More Profitable Mix

06/18/2013

Advanced Process Control (APC) Oasis for Drought-Stricken Ethanol Plant

Assistance from Something Like Advanced Process Control (APC) Helped Hankinson Renewable Energy LLC Pull Through During Drought

07/15/2013

Advanced Process Control Podcast

In this podcast, Peter Reynolds, senior consultant at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about advanced process control, and how to make it simpler to implement and maintain.

11/29/2012

Airbags for Intrinsic Safety

It Is Crucial to Learn About IS, It Is Also Vital to Learn How It Can Be Aided by HPT, DART and Other Coming Tools

06/01/2012

All-You-Can-Eat Platters of Automation Products

Browsing Our Product Database Is Like Standing in Front of an Unlimited Buffet, and Someone Hands You a Big Fork, Plate and Napkin. Yummy

09/04/2012

An Automation Process Application Measurement Reminder

Trends May Be Your Friend, but They Can Also Get You in Trouble If That's All You Look at Without Understanding the Fundamentals

07/16/2012

An Internet for Industry

Expert Panel Sees Growing Benefits of Machine Connectivity and Collaboration.

10/31/2013

Arena Immerses Attendees in 800xA Experience

Dramatization Drives Home Benefits of ABB Automation Platform and Control Room Technology

04/26/2012

Automation Comes Alive

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

11/06/2007

Automation Companies Prepare Younger Generations to Replace Retiring Employees

How Targeted Programs Are Raising a Fresh Flock of Fledglings to Replace Retiring Engineers and Technicians

09/17/2014

Automation Process Knowledge Management

Tribal Knowledge - New Tools Are Putting Process Know-How into Online Pools, Letting Newbies Access More Useful Knowledge, and Even Awakening Some On-the-Job Training Efforts

07/11/2011

Automation Professionals Avoid Talking About Training

Lets Talk About Training. It Is Essential to Improving Operator Performance or the Appropriate Actions of Anyone in a Critical Situation

03/15/2013

Automation Standards Are More Like Guidelines

Heads Up, Oysters! The Evolution of IEC 61131-3 and Other Undermined Standards Efforts Are Just Ongoing Misleading and Unhelpful Arguments by Industry Leaders

01/14/2011