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Open-source control system alternatives

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Many readers have at least one or more Arduino, Beagle Bone or Raspberry PI microcontrollers in your hobby shop, partly because of their low price point as compared to their capability—just the right platform for Internet of Things (IOT) devices running on open systems to maintain that same ...

Resource guide: Human-machine interfaces

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Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments. This month provides human-machine interface (HMI) resources.

HMI standards don't replace the holistic view of the panel graphic

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As we connect with more device intelligence via HART, wireless and fieldbus, do we know how to craft it so it’s informative (information in context) and not noise?

What's holding back mobile HMI?

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Other than our industry’s traditional reluctance to adopt new technologies, what are some of the reasons and challenges faced by the mobile HMI?

Product roundup: Controllers keep crunching

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PLCs, PACs and PCs stay focused bread-and-butter control, even as they add IIoT, Industry 4.0, cloud and other digitalized bells and whistles

Top 10 articles from January 2019

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From the Top 50 Automation Companies of 2017 to the Top 10 articles of 2018, these were the most-read articles in January 2019

Empathy aids HMI design

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Engineers and designers can get stuck trying to make solutions that look "good" to them and their view of the world, but what does good look like? This can be relative and subjective, especially when people aren't on the same page. Engineers focus on making products technically good, but this may...

Intrinsically safe tablet raises the bar

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Making devices intrinsically safe and easy to use in dangerous settings is difficult, so it helps to collaborate with friends. This is just what Pepperl+Fuchs and its ecom brand did when they began working with Samsung four years ago to build their Tab-Ex 01 intrinsically safe tablet PC based on ...

2019 Readers' Choice Awards: Infrastructure

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2019 Readers' Choice Awards results are in, here's a peek at the winners for the Infrastructure category.

The teardrop model of cybersecurity

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The history of attacks against computer-based systems suggests that the triangle, with equal weighting of the three elements, may not be the most representative model for the increasingly complex cybersecurity environment. An alternate model is proposed to more realistically depict the larger ...

Product roundup: I/O and terminal blocks

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I/O and terminal blocks are gaining modularity, safety, programmability and other surprising features.

Wireless IPL guidance emerging for safety, security applications

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ISA-84, which is responsible for development of safety system standards, has taken the first step by developing Technical Report (TR) “ISA-TR84.00.08-2017, Guidance for Application of Wireless Sensor Technology to Non-SIS Independent Protection Layers,” which provides information on how to ...

Wireless expands availability through innovation, simplification and acceptance

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Wireless may not get all the recent attention lavished on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), virtualization, cloud computing and other forms of digitalization, but none of these Johnny-come-lately phenomena would be as powerful without wireless technologies supporting them 24/7/365 from ...

Resource guide: Wireless site survey tools

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Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments. This month's guide focuses on resources for wireless site surveys.

Good grounding practices - Part 2

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Expanding on the previous discussion of the reasons we ground and the specifications for ground resistance, this article explains why it’s necessary to connect instrumentation to the power ground system, and the theory and practice of shielding.

MRPL wins Plant of the Year

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Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals succeeds with a “do things better” culture and multiple adoptions of FieldComm Group technologies.

FieldComm Group’s standards, technologies produce protocol-independent data ...

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FieldComm Group’s standards and technologies are coalescing to produce protocol-independent data connectivity from legacy installed bases and APL on the physical plant floor, right on through standards-based FDI servers and software infrastructures, and up to cloud-computing services and all ...

Protocol independence, Ethernet speed, power and intrinsic safety, on a ...

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FieldComm Group and leading automation companies are working together on an Ethernet-to-the-field project that uses a two-wire, powered, intrinsically safe physical layer for IP-enabled instruments and infrastructure. Advanced Physical Layer focuses on an extension of 10BASE-T1L—an Ethernet ...

How to handle the deluge of data

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Possessing multiple avenues between plant-floor and enterprise-level systems is only useful if you can take an available shortcut by knowing what data you need and what to do with it. Until recently, the challenge was establishing a connection between sensors, I/O, PLCs and DCSs at the operations...

Resource guide: Process safety sources

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Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments. The September 2018 Resource Guide highlights process safety sources.

Implementing the IIOT requires specialized, real-time data management skills

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With the increase of digital networks and intelligent sensors, the ability to capture more data at low cost continues to expand closer to the “edge,” meaning the process being monitored. The ubiquitous of Ethernet (wired and wireless) as the universal backbone allows the transfer of massive ...

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