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Start State-Based Control with Baby Steps

As you introduce batch control philosophies to your continuous processes, you might want to start small—with a small part of the operation that could use it most—to make sure you have the buy-in you need for further expansion.
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Moving from State to State

Continuous process industries are finding that automating the typically manual processes that fall outside of steady-state operations leads to safer, more consistent, more productive environments.
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems

iAutomation’s move to a unified cloud environment for ERP and CRM helps drive double-digit revenue gains and improve customer service.
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Hack Attack

Open networks create paths for viruses to enter the plant floor.
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Cost-effective Ethernet Switch

At a price of $99, the five-port 10/100Mbps Skorpion-5 industrial Ethernet switch is designed to meet customer expectations in a cost-effective package.
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RFID System for Manufacturing

The vendor’s RFID System is designed for “closed-loop” manufacturing applications including pallet tracking, component identification, intelligent part routing, error-proofing and assembly verificatio
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Enhanced Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Business Intelligence Solution Version 5.5, the latest release of the vendor’s enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution, includes new KPI alerting and other enhancements to the pla
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An Unlikely Spark for Innovation

The federal government is typically not viewed as a source of innovative ideas. Normally, the feds are seen as bureaucratic, and bureaucracies inherently resist innovation.
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China Chinese DCS Vendors Gain Local Market Share

According to data from the China Industry Automation and Instrument Institute, local distributed control system (DCS) vendors in China are growing from 20 percent market share in 1999 and expected to
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Level Sensors:To Contact or Not to Contact?

General types of radar level sensors are through-air and guided wave, says Robert Hotard, technical consultant for production and services for K-Tek Corp.
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Pushbuttons Without Contact Blocks

The vendor now offers certain 22mm metal pushbuttons without contact blocks. Momentary flush and extended operators are available in red, green or black.
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Safe, Industrial PDA

The i.roc x 10-Ex is a physically compact, high performance industrial PDA based on a Pocket PC.
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Pharma Industry Sees Process Innovation at Last

The federal government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) taught pharmaceutical manufacturers well.
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