February 2019 Issue
For a while it appeared that all production information was on its way to the cloud, but those services and their developers and users have since realized there was far too much data for them to handle, while many networks still face connectivity, latency and reliability hurdles.
Fortunately, edge computing in or close to sensors, instruments, analyzers, I/O, controls and other plant-floor devices is enabling routine data gathering, storage on databases and latency-reducing data processing in many process applications, while also delivering less burdensome reports-by-exception, anomalies and longer-term trends for analysis to the cloud and other enterprise-level users.
Also in this issue are feature articles about process automation and industrial Ethernet.
Find all of this and more in the February issue of Control.
The robot revolution is poised to put automation professionals in control
Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments.
A look from the trenches at digitalization, big data and Industry 4.0
Readers respond to Paul Studebaker's January column, as well as Joe Weiss' Unfettered blog and this year's Top 50 Automation Companies report.
Line up sources of obsolete components before failures cause unplanned downtime.
Modbus gave us our first “open” communications between analyzers and controllers.
How battery life interacts with update rate to define the most practical applications.
If we gave an elephant a choice to eat plants or fish, it will choose to eat the plants. If we give the professor a choice of what to teach, they choose topics for their well-being.
It's this portability that gives edge networking, computing, monitoring, automation and control its true value
And how quickly we need to bring global warming under control.
Logix control engine and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system run on same Intel Quad Core i7 CPU
Upgrade improves accuracy and quality, and drives savings
Boxes, workstations and purge systems deliver protection in diversifying shapes and sizes.
Ignition software transforms to aid large enterprises and mobile/smart device users.
Things we can do to improve our profession by advocating women engineers
The Open Process Automation Forum launches preliminary Open-Process Automation Standard (O-PAS)