Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Evolving PID tuning rules
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Looking into the distant past of automation history, one can see the underlying concept of a PID controller exhibited in a nineteenth-century steam engine governor design, with the first real PID-type controller developed by Elmer Sperry in 1911. The first theoretical analysis of a PID controller was published by... Read More

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A new approach for more secure industrial networking
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With the growing cyber threat landscape related to industrial networks, users and vendors alike are looking for new tools and methods for protecting critical assets. The electric utility industry has... Read More

New approaches for remote I/O installations
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Advanced functionality with an easier setup: Creating a product that can be described with that phrase is the Holy Grail for just about every type of technology-dependent industry these days, and the... Read More

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Biomass power plant deploys wireless instrumentation for predictive maintenance
Biomass power plant deploys wireless instrumentation for predictive maintenance

Enomondo – a partnership between Caviro Distillerie and Herambiente – is using Emerson Process Management’s Smart Wireless devices to monitor a complex fuel pre-treatment operation, an incineration... Read More

Server platform upgrades improve connectivity
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Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, has announced new enhancements to its KEPServerEX platform, offering new solutions to simplify... Read More

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Featured Blogs
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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