May 2019 Issue
All the richest, juiciest, most actionable data isn't worth spit if it can't be accessed. And all the most sophisticated analytical software, algorithms and techniques are just as worthless if they can't crunch that data to enable better decisions and optimize operations, production and profit. There's no point to either if they can't work together.
Many of today's data analytics tools and software are simpler and easier to use, and generate more useful information and decisions. Curiously, the main hurdle seems to be convincing potential users that analytics isn't as difficult as it used to be.
Also in this issue are feature articles about I/O systems and safety instrumented systems, as well as the latest level measurement products.
Find all this and more in the May 2019 issue of Control.
Readers respond to several Control blog posts, Paul Studebaker's Editor's Page columns
Demands and promised capabilities of data processing and the Internet are stretching I/O, terminal blocks and other components into new shapes to suit their needs.
Bentley Systems' OpenPlant and Siemens' Comos used their complimentary software to develop PlantSight cloud- and browser-based services
Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments.
Add simple checks between full verification
FactoryTalk Analytics LogixAI add-on module employs machine learning to monitor processes and triggers a bit in the controller when a problem is predicted to occur
Our effort to gain control of Earth's weather begins by understanding how it works
Negative knowledge is a dangerous thing, but so is thinking you know the answer when your wisdom is wrong or outdated
Having the information to understand the current condition of your facilities and individual components is one step toward an effective asset management program
Are SIF/IPF implementations considering the real capability and performance of safety devices?
Improvements and innovations in level measurement and supporting technologies just keep elevating.
Radar offers increasing opportunities to improve control at a reasonable price.
Cutting corners and taking advantage of others is as American as apple pie.
Access and run disparate data streams in parallel for innovative analyses, better decisions and optimized production.
A partial list of the best data analytics software providers
The jury is still out on how much AI and ML are doing so far.
CSIA takes the digitalization plunge
Superior co-founder and president Rick Pierro will continue as president of Superior Controls’ life sciences solutions vertical, report to E-Tech CEO Ralph Carter
Collaboration will build the Emerson Brewing Innovation Center, where students will get hands-on experience using the latest automation technologies