Dave GehmanSoftwareISA-95: Integrating Manufacturing’s FuturePoised at the intersection of business systems and control systems, the ISA-95 standard offers a roadmap for making both automation system design and integration with the business side easier.May 6, 2013SoftwareFoxboro User Group: Caliel Urges ‘Moving Forward Together'Kicking off the 2012 Foxboro User Group held in Boston Aug. 13-17, Mike Caliel presented the keynote address at the first user group meeting since his return seven months ago as president and chief executive officer of control and information system vendor Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys plc.September 11, 2012SoftwareDynamic Processes Call for Virtual Plant TechnologyProcess control simulation software is on its way to becoming essential to process plants, and the engineers and operators who run them. Immersive 3D technology is making the models more useful than ever.August 17, 2012HomeIndustrial Social Media: Is Your Coyote Calling?Traditional dashboards are so last-week. The infrastructure that has evolved to give utterance to the ever-changing activities of the masses has begun to find its way into production, and it’s delivering new and useful ways for engineers, technicians and business managers to communicate.July 9, 2012NetworksDigital DiagnosticsHalf of the respondents to a recent Automation World survey indicate that they do not use the smarts—the advanced diagnostics—available in their Hart and Foundation Fieldbus devices. The reasons: cost, complexity and training.November 1, 2011HomeNew-Plant Project ManagementPlant build-out—greenfield or brownfield—requires advanced project management and controls. But it doesn’t have to pit EPCs against MACs. Here are some of the considerations.September 1, 2011ControlHMI: Going from Cute to EffectiveA funny thing is happening on the way to today’s cutting-edge human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in process industries—they are losing almost all their color and shedding their cute factor. But in doing so, they now promise to enable the greatest operator effectiveness possible.August 1, 2011HomeCertified Security, It’s ComingIndustrial controllers, devices and networks that are certified secure—comprehensively secure—don’t exist, for the simple reason that the standards are not all in place. But bits and pieces of the puzzle are coming together.May 9, 2011ControlCounting On Improved OEEWhile refining its processes, faucet manufacturer Moen Inc. (N. Olmsted, Ohio) ran across a suboptimal situation with its screw machines.March 16, 2010ControlHome Runs--Bad, When It's Not BaseballA microcosm of the issues involved in tying together machines and their controllers with automation networks can be found in dedicated machine clusters, such as transfer machines in discrete manufacturing.February 1, 2009Page 1 of 4Next PageTop StoriesIIoTProfinet: Designed for Openness and DeterminismA look at Profinet’s development, from its Profibus fieldbus origins to its adpatability amid industrial Ethernet’s evolution, and how it provides the determinism required by many industrial users.Supply Chain ManagementHow to Pivot from Vision to ValueIIoTThe New MESA Smart Manufacturing ModelAnalyticsFinance’s Role in AnalyticsSponsor ContentWhat will Industries of the Future empower you to create?