DCS, SCADA, Controllers
Upgraded devices, systems, and software can bring more data for better decision-making. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 30, 2019

Upgrading your hardware, software systems

An open, interoperable approach allows companies to get best-in-class solutions for hardware and software upgrades. See 10 reasons to upgrade process controls.

By Travis Cox
DTE Calvert City (DTECC) in Kentucky chose Cross Company to migrate the APACS DCS to a full Siemens PCS 7 system implementation. Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 30, 2019

Case study: DCS migration challenges and obstacles for process manufacturer

An industrial utility service company in Kentucky needed to upgrade and migrate its distributed control system (DCS), which came with a few challenges.

By Josh Dalzell
Figure 1: Dynamic human-machine interface (HMI) content such as scalable vector graphics (SVG) makes it easier to visualize complex manufacturing processes. Courtesy: B&R Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 2, 2019

Automation programming advances enhance communication, other capabilities

Automation software and hardware advances reduce programming tasks and provide more built-in configurability, scalability, background communication among software components, simulation/digital twin capability, and usability.

By John Kowal
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 7, 2018

System integrators deliver value

System integrators are there to solve automation problems by providing the time, talent, and technology required to turn a plan into a completed project

By Jack Smith
DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 3, 2018

Four guidelines for successful skid integration of batching operations

Successful skid integration for batch manufacturing operations can be challenging. Following best practices such as standardized communications and defining status feedback can make the process a much smoother one.

By Robbie Peoples, Cross Company
DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 6, 2018

Understanding industrial control systems security basics

Cover story: It’s critical to implement an in-depth cybersecurity plan to help protect industrial control systems (ICSs) against a cyber attack. Identify threats, vulnerabilities, standards, and documents.

By Sunil Doddi, CAP, Hydro-Chem, a division of Linde Engineering North America
DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 1, 2018

Examining DCS migration

The April issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on distributed control system (DCS) migration and also touches on the subject of legacy control systems and their effectiveness.

By Jack Smith
DCS, SCADA, Controllers March 30, 2018

Implementing a DCS

It’s time to start up your new distributed control system (DCS). How do you make the transition as positive and painless as possible?

By Brian Batts and Charles Toth, Maverick Technologies
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 12, 2018

Embedded software program for device manufacturers announced

Inductive Automation announced the creation of its Ignition Onboard program, which involves device manufacturers embedding Ignition and Ignition Edge software in the devices they manufacture.

By Inductive Automation