Process Manufacturing
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will receive as much as $30 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense over the next five years. Image: Katie Spain, CFE Media
Process Manufacturing February 21, 2019

DMDII receives Defense Dept. funding to strengthen research

Grants totaling $30 million over next five years will fund advanced manufacturing projects.

By Bob Vavra
Emerson Automation DeltaV V14 Cybersecurity-certified Control System won a 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Process Control System category. Courtesy: Emerson Automation
Process Manufacturing February 14, 2019

Distributed control system design attributes that help implementation and use

Process control systems: A distributed control system (DCS) should help users innovate with greater automation system usability and functionality.

By Bob Halgren
Data Acquisition
Courtesy: CFE Media
Data Acquisition February 5, 2019

Process automation device model endorsed by standards groups

FieldComm Group's process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM) has been endorsed by the OPC Foundation, and Profibus & Profinet International (PI).

By FieldComm Group
Simulators, Optimizers
Courtesy: Honeywell
Simulators, Optimizers November 27, 2018

Leveraging process simulation throughout the plant lifecycle

Using simulation for plant design, process automation system validation, and operator training will help optimize plant operations.

By Scott Michel
Diagnostics, Asset Management
Nihar Satapathy delivers the keynote at the ARC Advisory group Forum in Orlando on Feb. 5. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Diagnostics, Asset Management February 5, 2019

‘Data is the currency of the future’

Embrace digital manufacturing and use data to provide customer value.

By Bob Vavra
Process Safety
Process Safety December 17, 2018

ABB to realign around digital industries

Four divisions focus on robotics, electrification, industrial automation, and motion.

By Bob Vavra
Sensors, Actuators
Endress+Hauser’s iTherm TrustSens Hygienic RTD Sensor won a 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Process control - Process sensors category. The self-calibration or self-verification capability of TrustSens provides continuous health monitoring of the RTD. Minimum temperature threshold necessary to initiate TrustSens’ self-calibration feature is 118°C. Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Sensors, Actuators February 15, 2019

Temperature sensor calibration

Sensor failure risks are significantly reduced if the temperature sensor can be calibrated in situ.

By Keith Riley