Dan McCarthy Friday 11.27.2015

Potato-product supplier standardizes process automation system at new facility

Intuitive modern distributed control system pilot was implemented, easing system design, integration and training.

Marc L. Hunter Thursday 11.26.2015

Blast furnace and stove control systems see a retrofit

A major Midwestern steel producer sees a sequenced changeover of all process control parameters, which yields successful implementation of a system upgrade with... read more

Dr. Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx Thursday 11.26.2015

Printing and vacuum technologies competing for market share in the flexible electronics sector

Printing technologies have been the dominant force in the growing flexible electronics market, but vacuum technologies are becoming more cost-effective and have... read more

Erik Reynolds, CFSE, PMP Wednesday 11.25.2015

Four overlooked aspects of risk management, process safety

Process safety trends in risk management and functional safety: The basic process control system (BPCS) focuses on optimizing the process for business continuit... read more

Vance VanDoren, PhD, PE Tuesday 11.24.2015

Fixing PID, Part 3

PID: Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect. Consider how deadtime affects integral action.

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