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Automating automation: Why do smart devices have to be configured manually?
Automating automation: Why do smart devices have to be configured manually?

Over recent years, Control Engineering has discussed developments in smart field devices from time to time. Mostly the discussion has concentrated on capabilities being added to the transmitters, but there have also been considerations of how difficult it can be for that information to get to the control system... Read More

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Density compensation for steam drum levels
Density compensation for steam drum levels

How can level in a steam drum be measured and reported accurately? This measurement has several challenges: The fluids are at high temperature and pressure.Any tubes colder than the steam and... Read More

Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs
Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs

When I start work on a project, the first thing I do is get an understanding of the process that will be controlled. Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) are a useful resource, but they... Read More

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Analog IO modules with HART communications
Analog IO modules with HART communications

Opto 22's SNAP-AIMA-iH and SNAP-AOA-23-iH two-channel analog input and output modules use HART communications to extract status, diagnostics, and other information from smart devices... Read More

Temperature sensor calibrator
Temperature sensor calibrator

Fluke's 1586A Super-DAQ Precision Temperature Scanner helps calibrate temperature sensors more efficiently by automating the process without requiring a PC or software. When the 1586A is... Read More

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Design and Deployment Best Practices for Reliable Industrial Ethernet Network Copper Connectivity

Presenters Robert D. Elliot and Michael Vermeer from Panduit will explain physical layer best practices and copper cabling infrastructure methodology using TIA-1005-A (and related ISA95) to help avoid network sprawl and accommodate the growth in nodes found on the factory floor.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Avoid the pitfalls of ‘reuse’ on your automation project
Avoid the pitfalls of ‘reuse’ on your automation project

The term “reuse” is currently en vogue in automation. It refers to taking past work—code, process... Read More

Identifying power quality issues
Identifying power quality issues

Do you have production losses or shutdowns in your plant attributed to the automation system? Do... Read More

Four advantages of state-based control
Four advantages of state-based control

While state-based control (sequential function logic) generally presents significantly more work,... Read More

Implementing a simulation network
Implementing a simulation network

It is a common understanding that manufacturing is one of the most important applications of... Read More

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