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Live from the 2019 Siemens Automation Summit

Aug. 15, 2019
Control Global staff was on-site at 2019 Siemens Automation Summit to bring you the latest news and trends from the event.

Siemens debuts new DCS, new organization

Two significant developments took center stage at the Summit: the formation of Siemens Digital Industries and the U.S. launch of SIMATIC PCS neo. Read more.

MilliporeSigma modernizes DCS

“We desperately needed to come into the 21st century,” MilliporeSigma's Andrew Sheppard and Trident Automation's Nathan Nutter discussed the considerations that went into a recent control system modernization to the SIMATIC PCS 7 Version 9 DCS. Read more.

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. tackles interlock visibility

The operation of interlocks, permissives and automated sequences in a DCS can sometimes be hard to follow. But with Logic Matrix, engineers and operators at TKI now have an intuitive view of interlock causes, effects and current status. Read more.

Ethanol-maker optimizes with algorithm selection

A series of control challenges at Golden Grain Energy were solved with advanced regulatory and predictive model control techniques—avoiding the need for a standalone APC solution that would introduce greater complexity, costs and maintenance effort. Read more.

Best practices for gas detection system design

"It's OSHA's role to set limits on employee exposure to toxic and hazardous substances, but it’s up to industry to ensure that those standards are met," says aeSolutions' Warren Johnson. Read more.