DCS, SCADA, Controllers

DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 1, 1998

OI Software Opens a Window To the World Wide Web

You're relaxing at home on a Sunday afternoon, a favorite beverage in one hand, the remote control in the other. Suddenly, your pager goes off. You think to yourself, "Oh no, not another weekend afternoon spent chasing an emergency at the plant."You log into your home computer to read your e-mail.

By Jane S. Gerold, CONTROL ENGINEERING
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 1, 1998

ISA, IEC Fieldbus Committees Chair Joins ARC

Dick Caro, chair of the Fieldbus standards committees, recently joined Automation Research Corp. (ARC) as vice president. Before joining ARC, Mr. Caro was senior manager at Arthur D. Little Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.), a technology and management consulting firm. Prior to that, he was a founder of Autech Data Systems, which produced a fault-tolerant DCS.

By Staff
DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 1, 1998

Panel Ponders PLC Future at Joint ISA Sections Meeting

Is the PLC dead or alive? This was the main question debated by members of ISA's Chicago and Will-DuPage county sections during a Jan. 13 technical dinner meeting and panel discussion. The panel included representatives of PLC, DCS, and PC-based control manufacturers, such as Fisher-Rosemount (Austin, Tex.

By Staff
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 1, 1998

Cutler-Hammer’s Move to Open Automation Takes Multiple Paths

Several developments are underway as Cutler-Hammer/Eaton migrates from PLC-based controls to Open Automation (OA), DCS- and PC-based systems, and soft-logic software. So C-H's new $2 million, state-of-the-art training center here is just the tip of the iceberg comprising its recent expansion effort.

By Staff