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.
HMI Mobility: Remote Access, Any Time, Any Place
The benefits of remote access for manufacturing operations are widely known and accepted. This article details how modern SCADA systems are providing this access in a variety of ways to all manner of fixed and portable computing platforms and other devices.
Rockwell Automation - Enabling the Connected Enterprise
Download now to read 25 articles highlighting the Process Solutions User Group meeting, CEO Keith Nosbusch's state of the industry address, Automation Fair exhibit floor highlights, and Industry Forum presentations. Download now -- no registration required.
PAC Controller Redundancy
Applications that require high availability, advanced data handling and superior communication capability are a good fit for PAC redundancy. This white paper looks at the benefits of redundancy, options, and implementation details.
Calibration in Hazardous Areas
This article discusses calibration in hazardous areas and what everyone needs to be aware of before entering into a hazardous area with calibration equipment. Other topics covered are the background of flammable and combustible liquids, definition of a hazardous area, the types of relevant industries, the different levels of zones, regulations, equipment classification and various other related practical issues.
Top Five Reasons to Consider Mobility in Manufacturing
This whitepaper provides five reasons why you should consider mobility in industrial settings. It discusses how plants can provide employees with cost-effective, secure, on-demand remote access to critical information resources and suggests ways in which you can begin to build out your mobile technology base for use within manufacturing.
Logic Solver for Tank Overfill Protection
When a storage facility's tank level rises above safe limits, a logic solver that is part of a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) initiates final elements to restore the process to a safe state. This can include shutting off input feeds to the tank by isolating the pump and closing the input valve. This white paper explores the possibilities available to SIS designers of tank overfill protection systems when using a logic solver. It includes examples of system topographies and their associated Safety Integrity Level (SIL) calculations.
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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.
You Must Measure Energy to Manage Energy. Learn more about process energy management. Find out which aspects of energy you can manage. Discover how much energy your plant may be wasting -- where and why.
The limitations of traditional electric actuators have an impact on the life of the system. The most common problem is exceeding the rated duty cycle, causing the motor to burn out. A study done by ExxonMobil and presented in October 2012 at Coking.Com identified wear issues. Download this white paper to learn more.