Live from ABB Automation and Power World 2015

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ABB Power World eBookHarnessing the Power of Change

The editors of Control and Control Design were on hand at the ABB Automation & Power World Conference March 2-5 in Houston. From IoT and cybersecurity to robotics and managing change, here's the best conference content as they reported live during the four day event. If you were there, you can review all the highlights in this convenient eBook. If you weren't, get the eBook now-it's almost as good as being there! Get the e-Book.

ABB15 chesleysullenberger thumbLessons From a Landing on the Hudson River

"How often are we called upon to demonstrate duty, capacity, integrity, courage as if lives depended on it? More often than we realize," said Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Results matter, but also how they're obtained. Ego can be a powerful driving force, but "unchecked, it can be your worst enemy," he continued. Read more >>

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Seek Advantage in Workforce Transitions

Four experts from ABB and its Baldor Electric Co. division showed how they're taking on these challenges, and finding useful solutions and ways to improve their workforces despite these difficult environments. Read more >>

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Manage Change Before It Manages You

Change in business is constant and accelerating. Yet it is not change, but our ability to navigate change, that represents the biggest challenge facing business today, according to Kathy Biermann, leadership and professional manager at Ford Motor Company Read more >>

ABB15 davidhuffman thumbState Logic to Aid Process Safety

ABB is participating in the ISA106 committee's efforts to go beyond layers of protection, and integrate procedural safety methods into process control applications. Instead of merely dealing with protective layers, state-based control includes the start-up, routine operations and shutdown of a process application. Read more >>

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Measure Multiphase Flows Sans Radiation

A new isokinetic sampling flowmeter from ABB simplifies continuous monitoring of oil, gas and water mixtures. Continuous monitoring can allow users to verify well operation, monitor and optimize production, allocate flows from different wells to different owners, and test wells to identify their production potential. Read more >>

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Robotic Tending Boosts Machine Performance

Say good-bye to expensive manual machine loading and unloading in harsh environments. Say hello to robotics. Robots are designed to help reduce production costs, increase flexibility and improve production. "For machine tending, automation is the key in this industry," said ABB's Allen He. Read more >>

ABB15 timrains thumbPredicting the Future of Cybersecurity

"If we don't do cybersecurity right with the Internet of Things," warned Tim Rains, chief security advisor, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Group, at Microsoft, "the next generation will have a bunch of untrustworthy devices. The legacy is not going to be smooth." Read more >>

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