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.
Three Reasons SCADA Software Is Going Nowhere
Discover the top 3 reasons SCADA software can hold you back, what technological advancements you can use to get ahead, and how merging SCADA and IT can have a powerful effect on your company.
Big Data: Improving Decisions thru Smart Instrumentation
Analyzing "Big Data" provides decision makers with tools to make better operational decisions impacting efficiency, costs, security, and ultimately contribute to greater profits. Download this white paper to learn the role of smart instrumentation, and find out how data is not only shaping business but changing the future of instrumentation
What Makes RFID Systems Industrial Strength?
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? Will it provide the reliability and speed that production and information systems require? Can it maintain uptime and performance long-term?
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.
Best Practices for Flow Calibration Management
Failure to calibrate flowmeters can negatively impact performance, while calibrating too frequently can result in excessive costs without providing any benefits. So the question is, how do you determine if calibration is needed and what the frequency should be? Download this white paper to find out the answer!
Building an HMI That Works
New Best Practices for Operator Interface Design. What's wrong with most operator interfaces today, and how can they be improved? Downlown this white paper and learn three concepts and 14 ways to build an operator interface that works.
An HMI Overview — Your Choice of Platform
The Pro-face eBrochure provides a comprehensive overview of the Pro-face lineup, as well as detailed features of our powerful HMI development software GP-Pro EX. Easily browse on your tablet or PC. Part numbers, product data, pictures and educational videos--all right at your fingertips!
The New Control System Integrator
In this white paper, we've interviewed industry experts who discussed how modern advances in information technology have changed the role of integrators today. They've identified key skills and technologies integrators must embrace in order to keep up with the changing demands of the marketplace and thrive in the future.
Special Report: 25 Years of Enterprise Connectivity
In this special report celebrating Control magazine's 25 years covering the process automation industry, the editors look back at the strides made in our ongoing quest to integrate plant-floor operations with enterprise systems.
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Download this white paper and learn whether you should specify a sealed, industrially hardened computer that's ready to deploy in a washdown environment, or to specify an appropriately sealed industrial enclosure into which a more general‐purpose computer can be placed.
Information about the health of a control system, the I/O systems, field devices and final control elements can be critical for plant operation and uptime. Timely diagnostic information can mean the difference between a quick repair and hours or days of unplanned downtime.