System Integration and Process Control
Cross Company Integrated Systems Group provides products and system integration services to the industrial and municipal markets. Since 1991, they have been the premier systems and process partner for manufacturing across the Southeastern US.
Safety instrumented systems (SIS) are installed in process plants to mitigate process hazards and they must be assigned a target safety integrity level (SIL) during the process to determine what needs to be done next.
The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many engineered products and when they are incorrectly specified, this can be problematic when it comes to automation and motion control applications.
The Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing world is about data and how to get more of it. But process manufacturing companies looking to take advantage of this need to do their homework to really understand its benefits.
Pneumatic actuators come in many design types, but all share the same need for basic understanding of how their torque operates a valve. Understanding torque requirements and how to size an actuator are crucial.
If the goal is to better understand the impact that unexpected downtime (UDT) has on a company's productivity, quality, and bottom line, then companies should focus more on the cause of UDT rather than the symptoms.
Plant and operations managers need to be aware that their distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) could be obsolete and they should take appropriate steps to deal with the problem. Six immediate action items for an aging system are highlighted.