White Papers

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  • If your PC is at risk, so are your operations

    PC's used for industrial applications are often mounted on or near the machines and processes they control, but using a naked "white‐box" PC introduces operational risks ranging from downtime to operator injury.

  • Operationalizing the Connected Enterprise

    This interactive pdf will give you VIP access to a virtual treasure trove of articles, industry forums, automation perspectives, process solutions, user group highlights and more.

    Control Global
  • OPC Tunnelling – Know Your Options

    This article will look at how tunnelling solves the issues associated with DCOM, and show you what to look for in an OPC tunnelling product.

    Bob McIlvride, Andrew Thomas, Cogent Real-Time Systems
  • Designing a Control System for High Availability

    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 Automation Integrated Architecture platform and ICS Triplex product lines that can help achieve higher availability.

    Rockwell Automation, ICS Triplex
  • Essentials of Dynamic Simulation

    Simulate, Stay Safe and Make Money! This Essentials Guide from the editors of Control discusses how dynamic simulators can be used to both reduce risk and improve profitability throughout a plant's full lifecycle — from testing and troubleshooting of control logic, through experiential training of plant operators. Among the topics discussed are measures of ROI and the impact of simulator architecture on model integrity and maintainability.

    Control Global
  • Improve Operationw with Five Key Areas to Remote Management

    Manufacturing firms have used remote management of automation tasks for a number of years and for a variety of reasons. But due to recent changes in technology and strategy, remote management has recently jumped to the forefront.

  • Migration is Key to Support & Transform Legacy Industrial Infrastructure (Local & Distributed) to IP-Based Networks

    Many industrial networks are based on the EIA-485 or RS-485 communication standard. As industrial systems and products rapidly move to IP-based Ethernet networks, RS-485 network operators face complex and expensive obstacles in the transition from RS-485 serial communication to Ethernet communication infrastructure. In this white paper, PCN introduces IP-485, an open standard approach to modernization of RS-485-based industrial automation and distributed control infrastructure, allowing instant connectivity to the Cloud, without impacting security and reliability. With IP-485, users can keep their RS-485 network and get Ethernet networks on the same cabling already installed!

  • Leveraging KEPServerEX and Kepware's New Security Policies Plug-In to Meet Your Security Requirements

    The ability to securely move information between software applications and hardware appliances is critical to any automated process. To make this possible, an interoperable communications platform must be layered into the control system. This "defense-in-depth" approach ensures that critical information will not be deciphered by non-authorized applications for malicious use. This approach also limits the scope of activities that each authorized user is allowed to do and/or access in the system in order to minimize unintentional mistakes that may cause downtime or impact safety. With KEPServerEX V5.12 and the new Security Policies Plug-In, Kepware now provides a complete solution to this market need. Read the full Application Note from Kepware's President and CEO, Tony Paine, to learn more.

  • On the Road to Green Machines...How OEMs Can Improve the Energy Efficiency of Machines

    Recent studies show that OEMs are well-aware of the available energy efficiency technologies for improving the efficiency of their equipment and machines. But while many OEMs are conscious of the growing pressure and demands coming from the market, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that new technologies will make their machines more expensive to sell. In fact, companies that endorse energy efficiency and sustainability in their thinking experience stronger loyalty from their customers. This document will discuss how adopting an energy efficiency strategy concerning automation and control systems can help OEMs develop more sustainable and energy-efficient machines, as well as how these new technologies that OEMs can use to differentiate their offerings bring benefits and new values to end users.

    Schneider Electric
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