Process Manufacturing - PID, APC

PLCs can improve wind turbine performance

Installing non-OEM programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on wind turbines improves performance and... » more

Process models facilitate feedback control

Mathematical models of process behavior can be used to improve the design and performance of... » more

Using wireless for closed-loop applications

When considering wireless for control applications, including it in the system design early can... » more

Intelligent automation series part 3: Information systems

Part 3: This series explains the automation pyramid: A framework for process intelligence and... » more

The three R’s: Repair, replace, or retrofit

Deciding whether to repair, replace, or retrofit an asset within a plant depends on business goals... » more

Intelligent automation series part 2: Automation Pyramid’s first two levels

Part 2: This series explains the automation pyramid: A framework for process intelligence and... » more

Distributed control system upgrades for process control systems

There are many reasons to upgrade a distributed control system (DCS) for a process control system,... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, December 12 to January 11: SI Giants, flow measurement challenges, more

Articles about the 2015 System Integrator Giants, overcoming flow measurement challenges, choosing... » more

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Process sensor assemblies for cleaning and calibration

Endress+Hauser's Cleanfit CPA875 and CPA871 sensor assemblies allow pH, ORP, oxygen and NIR sensors to be installed or removed during operation so they can be cleaned, calibrated or replaced without interrupting the process.  » more

Particulate monitoring system with multi-channel configurations

The PM 100 Pro from FilterSense is a particulate monitoring system designed for sensing performance requirements ranging from detection to monitoring and concentration measurement in the power, cement, metal, and chemical... » more

Panel-mount touchscreen for washdown environments

Tru-Vu Monitors' VMWTRPM-17C-SS touch screen is designed for use in washdown environments such as food processing plants, and other manufacturing or processing facilities that must withstand frequent water spray. » more

Chlorine analyzer for water monitoring, treatment processes

The TC-80 Total Chlorine Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is designed for water monitoring and treatment applications and features a constant head flow control device, a pH sensor, a chlorine sensor and an... » more

Digital pressure switch series

Bimba's Digital Pressure Switches (DPS) Series are designed for use with air preparation equipment and also transmit analog pressure data directly to the control system. » more


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More connected than ever: 6 billion new...

The global market for connected devices that allow users to access... » more

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Your orthodontic appliance may have been 3D printed

Creating unique items to satisfy medical... » more

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