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  • Webcast: Upgrading DCS with no BS

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes moderated this discussion, while Peter Reynolds used data from ARC research (and his own experience) to explain the current state of DCS migration across industries. The webcast covered the five most common issues/errors encountered in migrations as well as needs common to project engineers, project managers, operations managers, process control superintendents and others involved in DCS Migration. You can also hear Paul Galeski address these issues using real world examples of how innovation leads to increased agility, profitability and productivity.

    Maverick Technologies
  • Burner Management Specification Tutorial Webcast

    Learn how to properly specify a PLC–based burner management system (BMS) compliant to today's industry safety standards (NFPA, API, ISA) as Siemens' Certified Functional Safety Expert Charles Fialkowski and Control Global's Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discuss what’s new and relevant.

  • R&B Plastics: Plastics Blow-Molding OEM Uses Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture to Achieve Parison Control System

    Serving customers in a variety of plastics industries, including consumer packaged goods, chemical, automotive and dairy, R&B Plastics Machinery in Saline, Mich., provides customers with solutions for machine, mold, trimming and tooling systems. This machine builder focuses on continuous extrusion blow-molding and offers a wide selection of custom options that help its customers secure a competitive advantage.

    R&B Plastics sought flexibility for its blow-molding machines via programmable automation controllers to accommodate quick product changeovers, ease of use -- from a single integrated control and information platform, and reliable and ongoing support from global distributors to help customers reduce the risk of downtime. R&B Plastics also works with Rockwell Automation to offer users scalable solutions for parison-control retrofits. This approach leaves all other machine control systems in place.

    Rockwell Automation
  • Market Intelligence Report: Process Control Software

    Control Global surveyed its audience on process control software and Editor-in-chief Walt Boyes presents the survey results in this video report. Watch this report to learn more about our recent survey.

  • Industrial PC

    Control's executive editor, Jim Montague, tries to answer some questions about the changing nature of industrial PCs and asks for readers to contribute their thoughts as well. Many industrial PCs no longer need the keyboard and screens of the past and can run in headless configurations on DIN rails, on boards and in chips. So how is it possible to define, write about and use them? Are the enclosure-based PCs of the past still useful? All these questions prompted a variety of answers.

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