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Six action items for an aging DCS/PLC
Six action items for an aging DCS/PLC

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.Read More

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PID and digital control efficiencies
PID and digital control efficiencies

Most proportional-integral-derivative (PID) applications use digital controllers, though some still use analog. Digital control can offer additional process control system efficiencies.Read More

Configuration implementation considerations for distributed control systems
Configuration implementation considerations for distributed control systems

There are many manufacturers that have designed and built distributed control systems (DCSs) and there are several methods that can be performed to make the plant implementation process more... Read More

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Optimize manufacturing value in real time
Optimize manufacturing value in real time

If you have the engineering resources and the business commitment to improve your value-add to the business, then real-time process optimization (RPO) may be right for your organization.Read More

The framework for process intelligence and improvement
The framework for process intelligence and improvement

How to bridge the gap between the shop floor and the top floor by integrating process control systems with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other business systems.Read More

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Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part Four: Smart manufacturing, IIoT, Industrie 4.0 case studies
Presenter Thomas F. Edgar will discuss how organizations for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0, and smart manufacturing architectures have been working on test beds to help prove benefits. He will discuss attributes that should be adapted and ignored and what recent research explains about understanding IIoT-related topics.

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Vortex flowmeter for utility applications
Vortex flowmeter for utility applications

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Thermocouple measurement instrument with military-grade connectors

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Differential pressure switches and indicators

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