Control's editors weigh in with timely insights and tidbits on goings-on in the process automation world, mostly news and technology but also interesting perspectives gleaned from our daily conversations with end users and the challenges of the craft.
When we interview the leaders of vendor companies that are completing a merger or acquisition, we're mainly interested in reporting what you – its customers – need to know: how will it change what you can get from them, and how you'll have to go about getting it.
Interesting items found while going through 100+ emails: Foundation for ROM news, Siemens renames its best-selling variable-speed drive, and a Control editor discovers an Indian company that makes tea, steel and small, cheap cars for India, among other things, and does very well by doing a lot of good.
Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker is amazed at how much the process automation landscape has changed. Yet something that has not changed much is alarm management. He wants to hear about alarm management in your plant.
The Internet of Things has been chugging along for about ten years now, and it is about to reach critical mass. What is giving it the oomph to become mainstream is the concept of inexpensive sensors for just about anything and simple, effective control systems and HMIs that are designed...