Project Management

Project Management October 13, 2016

EC: LCP DX refrigerant-based cooling for enclosures

Network Integration — Ethernet hardware: The LCP DX is a new refrigerant-based cooling solution ideal for computer rooms or individual enclosures that need cost-effective way to remove heat without the use of water or glycol. This is a Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalist.

Project Management August 8, 2016

System integration can boost businesses, improve efficiency

System integration and workflow automation can improve a company’s competitiveness and innovation by putting the precise information needed in front of the user.

By Glenn Johnson
Project Management April 5, 2016

Managing automation upgrades, retrofits

From minor modifications to major overhauls, an automation system will significantly change during its lifecycle. Good planning, research, and following these guidelines can ensure a successful upgrade.

By David McCarthy, TriCore Inc.
Project Management March 29, 2016

How system integrators, plant owners should collaborate on an automation project

When a plant owner and an automation system integrator are planning an automation project, both sides have to agree on the direction for the project to ensure success as well as understand and respect each other’s priorities and expectations to develop a fruitful, long-term relationship.

By Tim Gellner
Project Management September 24, 2015

Upgrading secondary control systems

Companies are considering upgrades for primary process control systems, but upgrades for secondary control systems can be just as important and are often easier to implement.

By Paul Darnbrough, PE, CAP, Maverick Technologies
Project Management September 14, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, September 7-13: Common VFD myths, control panel standards, system integration management, more

Articles about common VFD myths, industrial control panel builders changing standards, system integration management tips, ladder logic advice, and emerging IIoT trends were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Project Management August 11, 2015

Legal advice for system integrators, manufacturers

Think again about legalities: Attorneys provide company-saving advice for system integrators, automation firms, and manufacturers at the 2015 Control System Integrator Association (CSIA) Executive Conference.

By Mark T. Hoske
Project Management July 16, 2015

Bulkhead mounted housings for extreme conditions

Harting's Han B IP67 bulkhead mounted housings provide IP66 and IP67 protection and allows for temporary, full immersion in water and is designed for applications in extreme conditions such as wind turbines, construction cranes, railway and marine installations.

By Harting
Project Management April 9, 2015

CSIA announces board of directors

The Control System Integrators Association selected Mike Miller from ESCO Automation to be chairman of the board and elected four new directors.

By CSIA
Project Management April 1, 2015

Using the Control Engineering Global System Integrator Database

When a manufacturing company or other customer buys sophisticated automation technologies, the success of the implementation and the ultimate value depends on the technical talent and delivery skills of the system integrators who implement the solution. Use the Control Engineering Global System Integrator Database to find the best system integrator for the solution.

By Scott Kiser