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Process Control

OEMs that serve the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries have a lot of decisions to make regarding the automation they put into their machines. They need to innovate to succeed, but they also must consider what best serves their customers in terms of cost, speed and ease of use. Bosch Packaging Technology, based in New Richmond, Wis., has long...
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Adlink: Industrial Mobile Computer

The IMX-3000 features the Android 4.0 operating system and a compact housing for easy transport.
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The Case is Never Closed on Automation Innovation

High performance PC-based controls and ultra fast industrial Ethernet unite to boost case packer machine functionality.
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Stealth.com: Mini PC with Ultra HD Capabilities

The extreme-performance PC model LPC-681 measures only 6.54 x 6.18 x 1.89 inches, and is the company’s fastest PC to date.
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AIS: Open Platform Panel PCs, HMI

High Available (HA) HMI Systems design-for-manufacturability services are available for continuous operator control and data integrity.
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Red Lion: PID Controllers

The PXU series enables tighter, more reliable control over a wide range of processes, including temperature, flow and pressure, from a single model.
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Honeywell: Process Control System

The latest version of Experion PKS Orion has advanced capabilities that allow industrial plants to implement automation projects faster and more efficiently, while making it easier to manage daily ope
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B&R: Process Control System for the Plastics Industry

The APROL process control system makes it possible to unite plant systems centrally into a complete system using any conceivable hierarchy.
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ABB: Distributed Control System

Version 6 of System 800xA enhances security, supports upgrades on older platforms like Windows XP.
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Shale Oil Safety: How Automation Removes the Risk

The amount of pressure that gets applied to shale wells in order to get the resources up through the fissures is a key factor in industry safety.
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Shale Industry Finds Its Groove

The wells run deep and wide, but the automation doesn’t. A desire to make unconventional oil and gas extraction safer and more cost-effective has producers on the hunt for new technologies.
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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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