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The power of external-reset feedback

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Preventing windup requires reconfiguration of the controller, according to process control consultant, F. Greg Shinskey, and external-reset feedback is the most satisfactory method of accomplishing it.

Industrial PCs take new forms for new jobs

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As the boundaries defining traditional industrial PCs used in manufacturing disappear, they’re morphing into new, fanless, diskless forms, and taking on tasks once reserved for PLCs and other plant-floor devices.

DAQs diversification deepens decision-making

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Data acquisition devices and systems are taking on as many new forms, functions and capabilities as the industrial PCs and software in whose technological gravity well they’re being pulled along.

2007 Readers' Choice Awards

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Once again, the end users have spoken. Process control professionals assess the best technologies and vote on who best meets their needs in the 15th annual CONTROL Readers’ Choice Awards.

Who do we trust?

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Among high-tech industries, surveys show that end users of process automation equipment and systems trust their vendors more than trade magazines, industry analysts and others.

The evolution of plant automation

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Understanding the purpose of control and safety systems helps users ensure each is appropriately optimized. The duties of the SIS are to protect the people, environment and assets against unsafe conditions.

Final control

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What’s the latest on control valves? Editor in Chief Walt Boyes takes a look at the current marketplace for the final element that all control stuff is aimed at—the control valve that produces the end result.

The end of the affair

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RoHS-type initiatives in the EU adhere to regulations that say control vendors must design products for environmentally safe end-of-life disposal. But who is jumping on this train in North American, and when?

Get with the right plan

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The process of developing a strategic automation plan isn’t terribly complicated, and despite the number of different available models, each one uses similar techniques and yields similar results.

Cost estimating for process analyzer projects

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This article addresses cost estimating for capital projects on which an analyzer system is installed, through start-up and commissioning of the project, to the resultant lifetime cost savings that can be gained.

Best of the best, Part 3

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In the third installment of this series, Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, continue their interviews with the big names in process control. This time they talk with ISA Fellow Vernon Trevathan.

The business value of automation

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WBF’s Director of Strategic Industry Alliances, Rodger Jeffery, is excited about the new challenges our industry faces and suggests we regroup, reorganize, and commit to a stronger working alliance in regards to standards.

The new energy opportunity

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The changing energy landscape promises to keep process automation professionals quite busy for many years to come. Now, if we can just get that potential through to a few more idealistic adolescents…

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes is scheduled to speak at several upcoming industry events over the the next few months. Catch up with our roving editor at a conference or symposium near you!

A Return to Single-Loop-Integrity

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Control in the field is becoming mainstream once again – just as the ISA SP50 fieldbus committee predicted it would be. CONTROL's regular contributor Dave Harrold looks at the integrity of the control loop.

GE Fanuc’s new push into process

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The company's new Proficy Process Systems offering includes global namespace and available redundancy, along with integrated analysis, execution and ERP connectivity.

Invensys appointment signals shift of emphasis to services

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Here are excerpts from the February 2007 issue of Andrew Bond’s Industrial Automation Insider, a monthly newsletter covering the important industrial automation news and issues as seen from the U.K.

Rick’s Picks of the Web: This month on ControlGlobal.com

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CONTROL’s Rick Pedraza offers his picks of what’s best on the web. Here’s what's happening this month, March 2007, on ControlGlobal.com, the online resource of CONTROL magazine.

On the same page

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Many plant-floor engineers and IT technicians report they’re coming to a new appreciation of the efficiencies and savings that can be generated by simply integrating their industrial and corporate networks.

Ins and outs of remote I/O deployment

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This article for Industrial Networking magazine summarizes data from the recently published Remote I/O study that indicates which market segments have the strongest growth in use of remote I/O.

The virtues of simplicity

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If we can design higher level development tools, both hardware and software, all the way down to kids’ toy level, imagine what we’re about to see for design tools for professional automation applications.

Special Report: User backlash at SP100 meeting

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CONTROL contributor Dick Caro, a member of the ISA SP100 committee devloping a set of wireless industrial networking standards, reports to us on SP100 activity. This is his latest progress report.

Morley sees manufacturing’s future

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Dick Morley, creator of the modern PLC, provides wit and accumulated wisdom to how a simple understanding of technology and marketing can supply the core for a successful new product.

OPC, Modbus and Fieldbus, Oh my!

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Just as Dorothy and her companions each had unique characteristics, end users are faced with a multitude of protocol choices for use in the heart of their industrial process: their communications network.

Wireless industrial standard begins to take shape

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CONTROL contributor Dick Caro, a member of the ISA committee developing a set of wireless industrial networking standards, reports to us the latest progress on SP100 activity from Karlsruhe, Germany.

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