Web Treats, No Tricks

Sept. 27, 2010 Presents Its Virtual Halloween Basket. Come Find Out what Treats - No Tricks - We have For You
By Katherine Bonfante, Managing Editor, Digital Media

Happy Halloween! Alas, I'm too old to go trick or treating. Instead, I play the the spooky thief who raids children' candy bags, making sure to take the best sweets out of their Halloween baskets.

Talking about the best treats, also has a virtual Halloween basket for you. No chocolate bars, taffy apples, hard candies or gummy bears, but our website has video reports, white papers, articles, product announcements and much more to satisfy your craving for process automation treats.

White Papers

Hazardous Area Classifications and Protection Methods
This paper describes what the hazardous area classifications are and what specific protection methods truly mean.

Industrial Ethernet: Critical Differences Between Commercial- and Industrial-Grade Components
Commercial-grade components and industrial-grade cabling are not the same.

Check our multimedia library to listen to "Sustainability in the Process Industries," and hear my conversation with ARC's Vice President Greg Gorbach. Find out what sustainability is and what factors influence sustainability efforts in the process industries. (

You can also watch our latest Webcast, "WirelessHART Enables New Levels of Asset Performance," and learn how leading process companies are using WirelessHART.

Our "Knowledge Management and Staffing" podcast features executive editor Jim Montague and ARC's senior analyst and expert Tom Fiske. Listen to their conversation at

Special to the Web

What End Users Think About Wireless Application Networks
Control's Walt Boyes and Steve Lambright of Apprion discuss the data collected from surveys about end-user attitudes toward wireless systems and infrastructure.

PACs for Visual Inspection Resource Kit
Obtain the Vision Resources Kit to learn the components of a vision system, the essentials of image acquisition, and the tools and techniques of image processing.

For a scary process automation adventure, check out Jon DiPietro's "To Hell and Back," and learn how to rebuild a control room in five days. This article has lessons in disaster recovery and emergency response. Read it at

When it comes to wireless networks, choosing the right one for your industrial facility can be difficult. The right decision will help improve safety, optimize the plant and ensure compliance. Read Honeywell's white paper "Considerations When Choosing a Wireless Network," and learn what questions you should keep in mind when decided on a wireless network.

I hope you have enjoyed this virtual Halloween basket. If you want more sweet treats stop by our Website and search around. I promise you will only find automation treats. There are no tricks at