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Taking the wrinkles out of a production process
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Unless you’re a Klingon or you have a shar-pei for your family dog, most people don’t like wrinkles and go to great lengths to avoid them as long as possible. Much of the cosmetic product industry is built on this understanding, but sometimes those manufacturers have to take their own advice. Aging equipment in a... Read More

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New sensor networks will measure business variables, not the process.
New sensor networks will measure business variables, not the process.

Emerson Process Management has introduced an expanded product portfolio to address what it sees as an untapped market for intelligent sensors in process manufacturing and production operations. This... Read More

An affordable retrofit prevents expensive replacements
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The Harvest-Monrovia Water & Sewer Authority (HMWSA) was established in August 1965 to operate and maintain a water system to provide domestic water in the Harvest-Monrovia area of Madison... Read More

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Liquid level sensor line uses ultrasonic sensing technology
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AutomationDirect's Flowline EchoTouch, EchoSpan, and EchoSwitch series of ultrasonic liquid level sensors and transmitters as well as the PodView digital level indicator are... Read More

Leading industrial communication foundations discuss potential merger
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The HART Communication Foundation and the Fieldbus Foundation announced Sept. 25 that they have entered into discussions on the potential for merging the two organizations into one industry... Read More

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Implementing a simulation network
Implementing a simulation network

It is a common understanding that manufacturing is one of the most important applications of... Read More

Balancing secure networks and process control systems access
Balancing secure networks and process control systems access

Our friends in the information technology (IT) field that take care of the business networks talk a... Read More

Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'
Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'

I’m currently in the midst of a migration project from an obsolete distributed control system (DCS)... Read More

Identifying a clear scope, target to increase achievability
Identifying a clear scope, target to increase achievability

After 24 years of implementing controls projects, I’m something of a control freak. I have this... Read More

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