January 2009 Issue
CONTROL is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to the global process automation market with a readership of 65,000 plus engineering, operations and management professionals. The publication reports on developing trends, illustrates successful applications, and updates the basic skills and knowledge base that provide the profession's foundation.
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A Forum of Wireless Experts at ISA Expo 2008 Turns into a Cautionary Consensus About the Dangers of Falling in Love with Technologies and Applications That May Run Counter to Your Long-Term Wireless Strategy and Corporate Goals
Control Readers Report Their Solution Provider Preferences in More than 100 Process Automation Technology Categories
Why Cant Someone Make an Analyzer That Works as Well and as Reliably as a Pressure, a Temperature or a Flow Transmitter?
Readers Asks About the Proper Procedure to Calibrate an Injection Molding Machine
Calibrating the Controllers and Other Instruments
Reduce Costs and Risk by Following These Control System Migration Best Practices
Despite the Economic Slowdown, Investment in Production Capacity Has Not Kept Pace with Global Demand
CAP vs. PE
Use the Wire You Have. Unless Youre Really Challenging the Limits of the Physical Layer, Ordinary Twisted/Shielded Pair Will Work Reliably
New Calibration Facility
How Does the Automation Industry Deal with Downtime Caused by Technology or Alarm Management Failure?
The Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID)
Next Generation of High-Performance Digital Gas Mass Flow Meters
The Three Top Reasons Why RLL - Ladder Logic - Remains the Control Language of Choice of PLC Users Worldwide Are - It's Easy to Learn, Robust to Use and Offers Transparency Across Platforms
The Capability of Today's PC-Based Industrial Computers Are Overcoming Engineers' Resistance to "the Wal-Mart of Operating Systems"
Flowmeters Come in All Shapes and Sizes, and the Puzzle Solution Must Fit the Process.
Tank Farms Have Problems with Environmental Safety
Why Is Trust so Important?
This Month, We Discuss Industrial Drives
These Are Greg McMillan's and Stan Weiner's Most Broken Resolutions, Maybe 2009 Will Be Different
Some Users Ask Us for Transmitters with 0.10% Accuracy, and Then Buy a Sensor Thats Off by Up to 10 °F at Different Temperature Levels
If Your 401K or Pension Plan Has Lost Its Value, Take a Look at Your Skills and Your Training. Now May Be the Time to Look at CAP or CCST Training
Dont mention the products says Invensys Process Systems as it promotes its integrated solutions strategy
IPS has been playing catch-up in trying to explain the strategic changes that it is intended to embody
Independent industrial automation software vendors may still exist
Industrial and geographical diversification has provided Rockwell with a cushion against the worst the global economy has thrown at it in recent months
Vancouver-based Wurldtech Security Technologies is fast becoming the de facto official determinant of all matters cybersecurity related
EnOcean is bidding to establish its newly launched Dolphin system architecture as a non-proprietary standard for building automation and industrial control
Kepware is partnering with German communications protocol specialist ConneXSoft to develop drivers for the building automation and energy management markets
Innovations to be included in the forthcoming new version of the process automation oriented fieldbus protocol Profibus PA have been given the seal of approval by the fieldbus working group of NAMUR
Citect issues a new press release with an extended quote from Paul Hurst
OPC UA: An End Users Perspective addresses many of the questions and concerns which engineers, process control personnel, integrators, end users and automation professionals have regarding the new technology
The benchmarks achieved included distributing control algorithms on up to eight cores simultaneously and performing a 3,000-by-6,000 matrix-vector multiplication within 0.5ms