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Process Control

Since 2009, the industrial PC (IPC) market, like many automation component markets, has been very fickle. In 2012, it declined slightly, with some companies losing considerable share, as sales to some industries and regions declined dramatically. In this climate, staying on top of the latest trends and differentiating products from competitors is more...
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The Future of the Industrial PC

With continued influence from the consumer market, industrial PCs will need more than just the latest processor to differentiate themselves.
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Beckhoff: Touch Panel PCs

The CP26xx Panel PCs provide multi-touch functionality and automation capability with ARM Cortex A8 processor.
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Control Room Best Practices Push Comfort, Communication, Collaboration

Transforming gradually over the past decade, today’s process control rooms incorporate new ways to collaborate and communicate enterprise-wide, and protect operators from fatigue and stress.
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Oil and Gas Processes Are Instrumental

The oil and gas industry makes up a quarter of the revenue in process field instrumentation. Shale is a particularly hot sector, presenting challenges for instrument suppliers.
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PLC Lifecycle Management

Discussion of controllers in the continuous process industries typically centers on distributed control systems (DCSs).
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PLC vs. DCS: Which is Right for Your Operation?

Over the past decade, the functionality of different control systems has been merging.
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Heard the News about Procedure Automation?

Bayer MaterialScience and Dow Chemical are on the leading edge of pending industry standards that promise to widen the appeal of procedure automation—a system design and programming approach known t
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Procedural Automation for Greater Safety and Productivity

Continuous process environments tend to be stable — until they’re not. When that happens, the consequences can be catastrophic.
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Tuning Tools Maintain Harmony in PID Loops

Half of all PID control loops will suffer performance degradation within their first year.
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Process Technology and Engineering Trends

From project execution, total cost of ownership, and lifecycle support issues to field device and systems integration and increased focus on software, Yokogawa executives discuss specific user trends
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Stealth Computer: Fanless Mini PC

The LPC-630F operates without noisy cooling fans that could draw in dirt resulting in potential failures.
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Invensys: Advanced Process Control Software

SimSci APC 2014 shrinks plant testing and commissioning time by up to 50% and improves control and plant performance.
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Heidenhain: Industrial PC

The IPC 6641 is for use with machine tools.
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MEN Micro: RAID-Capable Box PC

The BL50S offers flexible storage capacity.
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B&R Automation: Compact Automation PC

The APC511 is for use where flush mounting is required.
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Control and Cleaning Resolution Improves Plant Efficiency

A comprehensive control solution helped a steam plant in Puerto Rico save close to $2 million a year in efficiencies through reduced stack temperatures.
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Aeration Automation Improves Efficiency

Integrator Thoma Technologies implemented a three-phase modification project to improve aeration for water reclamation in Kent, Ohio.
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Kent’s Water Utility Keeps Automation Fluid

Continued automation and communications improvements are part of the Ohio city’s dedication to its award-winning water quality.
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SEL: Industrial PCs

The SEL-3355 is designed to withstand vibration, electrical surges, fast transients, and extreme temperatures to meet or exceed IEEE 1613, IEC 61850-3, and other environmental protective relay specifi
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Advantech: Widescreen Panel PC with PCT Flexible Expansion Capabilities

The PPC-4150W is designed to meet the flexible demands of machine builders and factory automation.
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