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Beyond automation: Humans as process controllers
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While automated control systems can keep our manufacturing processes running efficiently, new variables are entering into the production equation that are beyond what we can expect from PID. In an interview, Peter Martin explains forces pushing a return to humans as controllers to accommodate these changes, at least...Read More

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Process safety: Managing process safety with flexible IO
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Industrial facilities should approach safety and security holistically by addressing critical requirements from the process control network to the perimeter of the plant.Read More

The loop, the whole loop, and nothing but the loop
The loop, the whole loop, and nothing but the loop

Sometimes we need to think about an individual control loop. Other times we need to consider the larger control system. You should be able to do either when appropriate.Read More

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Industrial-grade network video recorder
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Eight-channel recorder from Moxa Americas features support for SCADA systems and supports Modbus/TCP for direct communication.Read More

New high-powered temperature controller
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Oven Industries now offers high powered temperature controllers for applications greater than 15 A.Read More

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Factory acceptance testing with system simulators
Factory acceptance testing with system simulators

System simulators allow developers to test most of a new control system, but not the entire system.... Read More

Hazards encountered in industrial automation
Hazards encountered in industrial automation

Recognizing safety hazards is important in any work environment—in the office, commissioning on the... Read More

Separating good code from bad: The "paper-and-pencil" method
Separating good code from bad: The "paper-and-pencil" method

As the digital age continues to grow, the automation industry keeps up with upgrading or replacing... Read More

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

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