Stand-Alone Loop Controllers Product Research (July 2005)

Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of Control Engineering subscribers’applications and needs regarding stand-alone loop controllers.

By Control Engineering Staff July 12, 2005

Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of Control Engineering subscribers’ applications and needs regarding stand-alone loop controllers. Specific areas under evaluation included:

• In-Plant vs. OEM Requirements
• Applications • Usage by Type of Service
• I/O Channel Requirements
• Communication Protocols
• Purchases in the Past and Next 12 months
• Product Selection Criteria
• Choosing Stand-alone Loop Controller vs. Systems Based Control
• Proportion of Stand-alone Loop Controllers
• Open-loop Stand-alone Loop Controllers
• Frequency of Checking Loop Type
• Loop Controllers Program and Configuration

Stand-Alone Loop Controllers Product Research 2005