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PID math demystified, part 4
PID math demystified, part 4

In the first three blog posts (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) we covered the basics of PID math. We started with the basic proportional-only controller and worked in the integral and derivative components. Well before get too far, let’s review the proportional-only controller:u(t) = Kpe(t)u(t) is the output of the... Read More

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Advanced control technology puts performance, safety above all
Advanced control technology puts performance, safety above all

In the oil exploration world, performance and safety rule. Keeping those always top-of-mind challenge companies like CAD Control Systems, a BOP (blow-out preventer) control system manufacturer, and... Read More

Pervasive sensing increases business visibility
Pervasive sensing increases business visibility

More and better integrated sensing technologies can augment business critical applications in process industries, suggested Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer at Emerson Process Management, at... Read More

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Security ranked as a top challenge facing automation
Security ranked as a top challenge facing automation

There are heavy challenges facing automation professionals in the years to come and cyber security ranks up there at the top. “There are issues like skills availability, working in remote locations... Read More

Profinet: Mediate the rift between control engineering and IT
Profinet: Mediate the rift between control engineering and IT

Sadly, the rift between control engineers and IT staff is well known. This rift needs to be healed. Here is an attempt at mediation. Message to control engineers: IT is not your enemy. Message... Read More

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Presenter Paul Schildhouse from Panduit will explain how technology trends are enabling the rapid adoption of Industrial Ethernet to help improve efficiencies, lower operational costs and integrate manufacturing and Enterprise in new factory network deployments and upgrades.

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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

Balancing secure networks and process control systems access
Balancing secure networks and process control systems access

Our friends in the information technology (IT) field that take care of the business networks talk a... Read More

Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'
Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'

I’m currently in the midst of a migration project from an obsolete distributed control system (DCS)... Read More

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