Process Safety

Process Safety January 27, 1998

Open, Modular Architecture Controls at GM Powertrain — Migration Plan

Validation Process he current implementation of PC-based control systems is strictly in discrete logic control applications. The OMAC concept certainly is not limited to discrete control systems only. GMPTG is taking steps to migrate the OMAC direction into CNC and robotics control systems. Table 2 gives an overview of the control migration plan for GMPTG by application types.

By C. Michael Taylor, et al.
Process Safety January 1, 1998

Selecting the Right Industrial Network

The vast number of available networks makes it a daunting task to pick one (or several) to best meet the needs of a particular application. This has probably hindered the use of networks in controls applications. The intent here is to discuss the process of picking a network best suited to an application, and not to compare the specific capability of different networks.

By Gary C. Peterson, Alvey Systems Inc.
Process Safety November 1, 1997

WorldFIP Network Helps Citroën Build Automobile Doors

BUS OF THE MONTH: WorldFIP

By Control Engineering Staff