Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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A video game platform as your next process controller?
A video game platform as your next process controller?

That obsolete Xbox in the basement may have a new future as a DCS. While that may sound farfetched, one engineer has turned a 10-year-old game console into a process controller and is running a small batch chemical manufacturing unit using traditional gaming controllers. This project is another from industrial hacker... Read More

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CSIA Best Practices offer project management planning guidance
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The Control System Integrators Association Best Practices and Benchmarks, now in its fourth edition, covers the use of project plans. Information below on project management was adapted from section... Read More

Biomass power plant deploys wireless instrumentation for predictive maintenance
Biomass power plant deploys wireless instrumentation for predictive maintenance

Enomondo – a partnership between Caviro Distillerie and Herambiente – is using Emerson Process Management’s Smart Wireless devices to monitor a complex fuel pre-treatment operation, an incineration... Read More

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Four myths and ideas about creating the next generation of automation engineers
Four myths and ideas about creating the next generation of automation engineers

There seems to be a wealth of articles detailing the problems we have in our automation industries with finding and developing new talent. There are statistics that say there is a shortage of STEM... Read More

Open systems: The foundation for a new era of BAS
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Learning objectives 1. Understand open and closed building automation systems. 2. Learn about system integration, system specifications, and their complexities. 3. Understand the roles and... Read More

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Video interview: Cyber security advice
Cyber security advice from the field
Get cybersecurity advice from a Control Engineering interview with experts Michael Assante and Tim Conway.
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Panel PC features all-in-one HMI and controller
Panel PC features all-in-one HMI and controller

Beckhoff's CP6606-0001-0020 Panel PC combines a full color 7-in. TFT touch screen display... Read More

Microcontroller with integrated hardware encryption
Microcontroller with integrated hardware encryption

Microchip Technology's PIC24F "GB2" microcontrollers (MCUs) are designed to enbale... Read More

Smart module with Bluetooth capability
Smart module with Bluetooth capability

Microchip Technology's RN4020 Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module carries both worldwide... Read More

Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems
Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems

Beckhoff's EL7211 servomotor EtherCAT terminal is designed to offer a servo drive with an... Read More

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