Sequential control programs, which are usually a part of medium to complex control strategies involving either batch applications or any procedure-based applications can be an easier and more streamlined if the engineer ensures that the sequences have the same architectural model. Three tips are highlighted to make the process easier.
Challenges remain after a rocky 2016, but standards, robotics will provide growth opportunities, according to a study from IHS Markit.
FieldComm Group has two technical specifications, the Unified EDD Language Specification and the FDI Technical Specification, open for review for final comment and vote.
Schneider Electric's SimSci SimCentral for Process Utilities is a platform designed to manage how processes are engineered across their entire lifecycle and users can streamline process utility design, collaborate for process improvement and simplify modeling complexity.
Reusable code for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) provide users with flexibility and allow structures to be built that can be exported from one application to another.
Programming is a big portion of process control and following principles such as customer collaboration, responding to changes, and emphasizing individuals and interactions can help a great deal in creating a successful project.
Entrants into fast-growing market include solution specialists and platform suppliers.
Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 28 to December 4: Process automation systems, Engineers’ Choice finalists, robotic programming advancements, more
Articles about process automation systems, the Engineers' Choice finalists, robotic programming advances, SCADA/HMI cybersecurity, and IoT control system optimization were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 28 to December 4. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Automation pyramid part 6: The easiest way to understand the pyramid as a whole is to see how information moves from Level 1 to Level 5 and how to get value out of data analysis.
Schneider Electric's Prometheus is a configuration tool for defining, programming and documenting all components in an industrial control system (ICS), from the manufacturing execution system (MES) to the input/output (I/O).