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It's hard to believe that AppliedAutomation is well into its third year. The encouragement and support have been inspiring, to say the least. Because of its growth, AppliedAutomation will move from being published quarterly to six times per year, starting in Jan. 2009. In addition to increased frequency, AppliedAutomation will also have expanded coverage.

11/01/2008


It's hard to believe that AppliedAutomation is well into its third year. The encouragement and support have been inspiring, to say the least. Because of its growth, AppliedAutomation will move from being published quarterly to six times per year, starting in Jan. 2009.

In addition to increased frequency, AppliedAutomation will also have expanded coverage. Each issue will have at least one feature each on discrete, batch and process automation topics. Coverage will also include automation topics in common with these categories such as system integration, networking and modernization, to name a few.

One of the most exciting additions to the AppliedAutomation lineup is “Backtalk,” a guest commentary where thought leaders can voice their opinions about our industry. This is open to any automation professional who has something relevant to say. I particularly wish to invite end users to participate in “Backtalk;” this is your forum; AppliedAutomation was created with you in mind. If interested, contact me by sending an e-mail to jsmith@reedbusiness.com to get the process started.

Has your plant gone through a modernization process? Has your factory upgraded its automation? How well do your control, production and IT departments communicate? Have you successfully implemented a wireless system? Are you using a fieldbus or other industrial network? How pervasive is Ethernet in your facility? Do your automation systems work well with your enterprise software? I'm interested in hearing about how these issues %%MDASSML%% and any other automation-related topic %%MDASSML%% affect your company and how you do your job. Your story could be considered for publication in AppliedAutomation .





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