DCS, SCADA, Controllers

Courtesy: Schneider Electric and CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers May 14, 2022

Demystify the newly-released open automation platform

How open is your automation? Openness for industrial automation varies. Review history of open in automation and how IEC 61499 standard for distributed control system can help.

By Stone Shi
Stone Shi is executive editor-in-chief, Control Engineering China. Courtesy: Control Engineering China
DCS, SCADA, Controllers March 6, 2022

From DCS to OCS: A change in process control system

Compared to a traditional distributed control system (DCS), an industrial optical bus control system (OCS) has a lower investment cost of automation, shorter installation time and reduces control system maintenance costs.

By Stone Shi
Courtesy: Russelectric, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 18, 2022

Four reasons why manufacturers should upgrade their SCADA systems

Engineers should take another look at their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to see how much more modern systems are able to help organizations achieve their Industry 4.0 goals.

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: Russelectric, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 12, 2022

Achieving net zero carbon emissions with SCADA

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software can play a key role in helping industrial organizations on their journey to net zero carbon emissions.

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers December 13, 2021

IT/OT convergence combines industrial and laboratory automation

Teamwork enabled the creation of a large testing lab in just nine months

By Jim Meyers
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 2, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, October 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in October 2021 included stories on the Engineers' Choice finalists, SCADA and automation, embedded systems, machine control migrations and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 29, 2021

Six ways to optimize SCADA system alarming

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are becoming more complex, which makes a well-maintained alarm system essential. Six tips are highlighted.

By Aaron Block
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 22, 2021

Data, SCADA and digital transformation benefits for manufacturers

Travis Cox, co-director of sales engineering at Inductive Automation, discusses important topics affecting supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

By Travis Cox
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Cirrus Link
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 16, 2021

Address SCADA, data ops and industrial data management priorities

Arlen Nipper, co-inventor of MQTT, the publish-subscribe network protocol that has become the dominant messaging standard in IoT, outlines data management and how OT can help IT.

By Kevin Parker
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 11, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 4-10, 2021

Articles about SCADA benefits, Engineers' Choice finalists, finite-state machines, virtualized PLCs and the Engineering Leaders Under 40 were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 4-10, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra