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Fixing PID, Part 2
Fixing PID, Part 2

Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect.Read More

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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 capabilities of a DCS appear so limitless that we’re sometimes asked to replicate an external third-party application in the existing control system. Keep these four considerations in mind.Read More

Convergence brings new benefits to the industrial controls world
Convergence brings new benefits to the industrial controls world

Control convergence: Previously separate technologies, such as controllers, sensors, operator terminals, motion controls, software, networking, and services, share resources and act in synergy.... Read More

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Building a maintenance management program for valves
Building a maintenance management program for valves

Diagnostics from smart valve actuators using HART communication can save maintenance costs and improve plant reliability when used in a comprehensive maintenance management program. This is often the... Read More

All-in-one, palm-sized controller has color touchscreen
All-in-one, palm-sized controller has color touchscreen

Product Exclusive: Unitronics Samba is an all-in-one, palm-size controller with a human machine interface 3.5-in. QVGA 16-bit touchscreen for data entry and display of data, color trend graphs, and... Read More

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Assembling a startup team for success
Assembling a startup team for success

Most traditional startup teams are comprised of process engineers, controls engineers,... Read More

Integrating third-party systems with a DCS
Integrating third-party systems with a DCS

Several considerations need to be made when interfacing a distributed control system (DCS) to a... Read More

Managing CIP connections
Managing CIP connections

Properly managing your control system CIP connections can help avoid confusion and other... Read More

Using programming standards to navigate your process
Using programming standards to navigate your process

A definite set of programming and HMI standards can alleviate the burden of navigating your... Read More

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