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Back in the day of analog indicators and pneumatic control on the plant floor, Harvey Ivey entered the energy industry as the low man on the totem pole, shoveling coal and sweeping floors before moving into the role of operator. Today, 36 years later, he is the manager of instrumentation and control systems and support at Southern Company, overseeing more...
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Softing AG Acquires Online Development Inc.

Softing’s software development and communications products are a great fit with OLDI’s product development skills in computing, communications and I/O modules, according to OLDI CEO Ron Monday.
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Petrochemical Expansion Gets Help From Honeywell Control Upgrade

Qatar Fuel Additives will use the integrated control and safety system to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies in its methanol and MTBE production.
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Upgrading That '70s Interface

The move to distributed control systems that deliver data in a digital format made old interfaces obsolete. But what some thought were improvements were actually obstacles.
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Omega Engineering: Low Profile Compression Load Cells

The LC411-USBH Series high speed USB load cells connect directly to a computer.
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Matrikon: Data Logger

The Industrial Data Logger provides third-party connectivity, on-board data collection and intelligent data forwarding in a single box.
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Honeywell: Temperature Transmitters

The new range of SmartLine industrial temperature transmitters improve overall plant and employee efficiency even in harsh and noisy process environments.
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Moore Industries: WirelessHART Temperature Transmitter

The THZ WirelessHART Temperature solution combines the company’s THZ Smart HART Temperature Transmitter and the Bullet WirelessHART Adapter by MACTek into one self-powered package for remote locations
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Teledyne Dalsa: Vision System with Touchscreen

Expanding the GEVA family of multi-camera vision systems for industrial inspection, the GEVA-312T is a stand-alone system with a built-in touchscreen display that delivers flexibility and easy migrati
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Yokogawa: Single-Loop Controllers

YS1000 Series single-loop controllers have been enhanced with a new TFT LCD with improved display characteristics and a design that facilitates easy maintenance.
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Emerson: Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitters

Rosemount 5300 Guided Wave Radar (GWR) level transmitters are now certified to IEC 61508 for safety instrumented functions up to SIL 3.
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Actuator Design Revisited

Festo revises its approach to actuator control valves to create new product designs that are 50 percent smaller than comparable actuators.
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Beckhoff: Stainless Steel EtherCAT Box I/O

The EQxxxx EtherCAT Box I/O Series in durable V2A stainless steel housings are rated at protection class IP69K, designed for use directly on machines with demanding hygienic requirements, such as in t
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Schneider Electric: Fieldbus I/O Modules

The Foxboro Compact 200 Series I/O increases I/O density per cabinet, reduces volume and drives inventory and energy savings.
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Distillery Doubles Bourbon Output with New Control Platform

Bourbon is the latest “in” liquor worldwide—a trend that led Campari Group to build a new automated distillery to meet higher demand for Wild Turkey brand bourbon and whiskey.
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Carlo Gavazzi: Multi-voltage Capacitive Sensor

The multi-voltage CA30CLN12M Series capacitive sensor with relay and optional time delay output provides reliable detection of solid, fluid or granulated substances.
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Understanding SCADA System Maintainability

“A poorly designed SCADA system can cost as much to upgrade as it did during the initial deployment,” warns Arlin Ginther, business development manager for SCADAvantage from ABB.
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Rethink SCADA

Older SCADA systems were never designed to connect with the number of machines, sensors and other assets that plant managers now want to monitor and control. Now is the time to plan for an upgrade
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Yokogawa to Supply Control for Supercritical Thermal Power Plant

Yokogawa Electric will provide control systems and more to the Jeddah South project, Saudi Arabia’s first supercritical oil-fired thermal power plant.
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?

A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
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Wago: I/O System for Harsh Environments

The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 XTR combines the features of the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM with expanded specifications for use in extreme environments.
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