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Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries
Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries

Cover story on controllers: Learn how to choose between PLC and DCS. Though PLC and DCS technologies were invented to serve different industrial processes, the last 15 years have seen a massive merger of functionalities between both worlds. Both can serve some of the same application domains, and the overlap makes the...Read More

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Process control system upgrades: Like a race car in need of a good driver
Process control system upgrades: Like a race car in need of a good driver

System integration: Easier process control system integration requires knowledge of standards, experience with operational and functional requirements, device and system application knowledge, and... Read More

VFDs reduce costs through process optimization
VFDs reduce costs through process optimization

Cover story: Variable frequency drives (VFDs), modern motor controllers, that communicate readily with process automation controllers can achieve much higher efficiency and process improvements by... Read More

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The changing drivers of DCS development
The changing drivers of DCS development

Now that distributed control system (DCS) technology is moving into middle age, the nature of what users want from it is evolving. Enough maturity may avoid a mid-life crisis.Read More

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2016 Engineers' Choice Finalists

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Control panel series for hazardous, non-hazardous locations
Control panel series for hazardous, non-hazardous locations

The Watconnect line of control panels from Watlow are now certified for hazardous and non-hazardous... Read More

Software connectivity and analytics system for improved process efficiency
Software connectivity and analytics system for improved process efficiency

Seeq Corporation announced the availability of connectivity to Inductive Automation’s Ignition... Read More

Simulation program for processing, hazardous applications
Simulation program for processing, hazardous applications

The KBC Co-Pilot Program from KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC) is designed to remotely support the... Read More

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Vibrating fork level detector for level detection

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