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For years, and even decades, connecting field devices to process control systems has used essentially the same technology. Sure, there have been advances in fieldbus and even wireless networks, but for plain old wired devices, you connect a cable to a matching slot on an I/O (input/output) board at your controller.... Read More

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Cyber security advice from the field highlights
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In February, the SANS Institute held its ICS and SCADA Security Summit near Orlando, Fla. Control Engineering was able to spend some time with Michael Assante and Tim Conway, who were both on the... Read More

Do-it-yourself model-based control
Do-it-yourself model-based control

There can be situations where conventional regulatory control might not run a process optimally and your company management might want to try some variation of advanced process control (APC). While... Read More

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Compact industrial firewall appliance
Compact industrial firewall appliance

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, has announced availability of its Floodgate Defender firewall appliance. This new device provides a critical layer of security... Read More

Endress+Hauser Process Training University
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In 2012, Endress+Hauser saw more than a 50% enrollment increase its Process Training University, and a greater increase is expected for 2013. Companies are sending new hires as well as experienced... Read More

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New ideas for quality management: Part 6
New ideas for quality management: Part 6

As I promised last time, I’m finally wrapping up this topic on the management of manufacturing... Read More

New ideas for quality management: Part 5
New ideas for quality management: Part 5

Well, I thought I was wrapping up these posts on the new ideas for quality management, but I’ve... Read More

Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application
Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application

The modern distributed control system (DCS) is extremely powerful and highly versatile. The... Read More

New ideas for quality management: Part 4
New ideas for quality management: Part 4

In the last post, I started talking about some of the technology that makes all these new ideas for... Read More

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