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Evolution of the control system integration industry
Evolution of the control system integration industry

The system integration (SI) industry as we know it today is about 30 years old. It began as companies changed the structure of their internal engineering departments as the nature of plant automation changed in the early 1980s. Our industry grew out of a complex mix of evolving technologies, major economic pressures,... Read More

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Can luck cover for a lack of alarm management?
Can luck cover for a lack of alarm management?

In the industrial world, process alarm systems affect the bottom line. Well-functioning alarms can help a process run closer to its ideal operating point, enabling higher yields, lower production... Read More

Fundamentals of real-time processing in automation and control, part 2
Fundamentals of real-time processing in automation and control, part 2

This is the second part of a series of articles referred to real-time systems, real-time processing and fundamentals in real-time automation and control systems design and development. The... Read More

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Modbus multi-purpose meter for harsh conditions and applications
Modbus multi-purpose meter for harsh conditions and applications

Precision Digital's ProtEx PD6830X Modbus Scanner is a rugged, explosion-proof, NEMA 4/IP68 Modbus multi-purpose meter designed for accurate display and quick access of information,... Read More

Upgrading your legacy control system
Upgrading your legacy control system

"We need to upgrade!" Terrific — you've needed a new phone... oh... nope, that was your boss telling you that you needed to upgrade an obsolete legacy control system. Dang, that's... Read More

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The importance of quality throughout project lifecycle
The importance of quality throughout project lifecycle

As engineers, we are very detail oriented and should always make quality part of our process—it... Read More

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

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