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Capturing far-flung data
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The use of remote terminal units (RTUs) began in the U.S. oil and gas industry in the 1980s, and has expanded to utilities, environmental protection, heating networks, water conservancy, and long-distance pipelines. Microprocessor-controller RTUs have evolved to help industrial organizations effectively deal with... Read More

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Science, it just works
Science, it just works

The actual quote is a bit harsher but the sentiment is the same: Science works and mythology doesn’t. Yet in my experience there is still a lot of mythology and misunderstanding at work in the... Read More

Global shipments of cybersecurity microcontrollers to rise 91 percent by 2017
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Driven by demand for increased security in computers, authentication, and the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, global shipments of cybersecurity microcontrollers (MCUs) are set to nearly double by... Read More

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AutomationDirect's Point of View is software for developing SCADA, HMI, and OEE/Dashboard projects that can be deployed anywhere. Designed for most Windows supported platforms, including Windows... Read More

Workbench for process safety applications
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Rockwell Automation's AADvance Workbench 2.0 is designed to help manufacturers get process safety applications up and running faster. Ideally suited for applications that require a flexible... Read More

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Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence
Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence

In past blog posts where I’ve talked about enterprise batch records, I’ve also mentioned the... Read More

Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert... Read More

Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy
Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy

One of the most frustrating expressions I see in scope documents is, “Convert the existing control... Read More

Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals
Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals

Operator training simulators (OTSs) can be a major asset to a large plant or refinery. However,... Read More

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