Process

Automation technologies related to batch manufacturing and continuous processing, such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and utilities.

Articles

Why Batch Processors and Integrator’s Business Models Should Align

Batch processors’ exposure to automation business modeling can vary, but a high quality integrator can support effective establishment or expansion of this understanding for their clients’ benefit.

How Alarm Notification Systems Ensure GMP Compliance

For companies in regulated industries, such as life sciences, properly managed alarm systems are key to quality assurance.

When Battery Failure is Not an Option

Choosing an ultra-long-life battery is essential in IIoT applications where battery replacement is prohibitively expensive or impossible.

Can Your Industrial Automation Network Handle the Future?

Engineers planning upgrades to existing facilities are faced with two choices: Replace their existing technology with the same systems that worked for the past 30+ years or deploy...

Why Walled Gardens Are Rarely a Good Fit for Industry

Though “walled garden” technologies offer seamless interoperability within their ecosystem, the realities of industrial automation require open standards, modular solutions and...

Device Management Must Change As Industry Changes

With device management software, reliability teams gain real-time visibility into the health and configuration of plant devices, facilitating predictive maintenance.

Products Presented at SPE Education Day

Ethernet-APL can offer enhanced performance and simplified infrastructure when applied.

SCADA Upgrade: Incremental or Full Scale?

Each manufacturer has to do its own analysis and decide the right approach based on three factors: budget, downtime and risk.

Products

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Wet Gas Flow Sensor

FCI's Gas Master Sensor for the ST80 Series flow meters delivers accurate, repeatable gas flow measurement in the presence of even more moisture and condensation droplets.
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Linear Position Sensors for Heavy Duty Applications

The LV-45 linear position sensors from Alliance Sensors Group are specifically designed for measuring applications requiring rugged devices.
SKF Fiber Optic Sensing uses optical fibers to measure forces in real time in difficult environments and without electronics.

Load Sensing by Light

SKF Fiber Optic Sensing uses optical fibers to measure forces in real time in difficult environments and without electronics.
18-Port Gigabit Ethernet Managed PoE+ and Non-PoE Switches

18-Port Gigabit Ethernet Managed PoE+ and Non-PoE Switches

The LMP-1802G-SFP and LMX-1802G-SFP Series from Antaira are aimed at edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments.

Videos

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Emerson's Floor to Cloud System

This group of Emerson technologies includes Aventics pneumatics, Branson power supplies, Movicon SCADA/HMI, and PACEdge and PACSystems controllers and software.
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ABB's Autonomous Operator Demo

ABB's Joerg Schubert shows how the company's forthcoming Autonomous Operator software provides augmented data to operators to help them better react to abnormal situations.
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Improve Maintenance Methods to Better Handle Equipment Failures

Stephen Lacy of Belden explains the high costs of reactive maintenance and how moving to more proactive—and even predictive—maintenance can be achieved without major investments...
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Industry Shapes the Future of Automation

Companies such as Pfizer, Shell, ExxonMobil, and Intel show the value of automation and where it’s headed through their use of specific technologies.

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Defense-In-Depth: Cybersecurity

Learn how to protect your company against bad cyber actors.