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Cybersecurity Preparedness Doesn’t Measure Up

According to a recent survey, 60 percent of oil and gas companies do not have an incident response plan in place, despite the growing awareness of cybersecurity concerns.
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Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, produces more than 380,000 tons of ethylene each year.
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Smart Instruments Provide Condition-Based Maintenance

Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition away from time-based maintenance.
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Advantech: Low-Power Touch Panel Computers

The 12.1-inch TPC-1251T and 15-inch TPC-1551T touch panel computers feature an Intel Atom E3827 1.75 GHz processor for enhanced performance for a smooth operating experience in a wide array of industr
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Wago: Electronic Circuit Breakers Now Work with RS-Logix 5000

New Add-On-Instructions for Rockwell Automation RS-Logix 5000 allow PLC users to easily control and monitor WAGO's EPSITRON 787-166X series electronic circuit breakers directly from the PLC.
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Protection layers must be independent, but not uncoordinated.
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Process Automation: Making the Case for Integrated Safety

Though the presumption is that physical separation is needed between control and safety systems to avoid common cause failures, “effective” separation may be enough with proper analysis and the right people.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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Control Room Design: Let the Sunshine In

Fox Architects, the design firm behind Emerson Process Management’s $5 million Integrated Operations Center in Round Rock, Texas, explains some of the design elements that went into building a state-of-the-art control room.
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Wago: RTD Analog Input Modules

The 750-450 four-channel and 750-451 eight-channel RTD analog input modules directly connect to Pt and Ni resistance sensors, providing highly accurate reading of sensor data.
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Phoenix Contact: Hybrid Motor Starters with Push-in Connection Technology

The Contactron ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 hybrid motor starter family now has push-in connection technology.
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AIS: Touch Panel PCs

The Premium, Standard and Value lines of touchscreen HMIs are for monitoring in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and M2M applications.
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