Articles Tagged: Process Control

Digitizing industries – from the pushbutton up

As industrial companies move further and further into digitization, the opportunities and benefits become apparent across the spectrum and up the technology stack. While there are parts of industry that… Read more »

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3 Ways that Services Oriented Drives (SODs) and IIoT Improve the Efficiency of Industrial Operations

According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the industrial sector consumes one third of the world’s total energy. Although industry has significantly improved its energy efficiency in recent years,… Read more »

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Mining New Business Opportunities with the IIoT

Digitization with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies is allowing industrial companies to play a major role in the new digital economy. In a world of fast-evolving demand requirements,… Read more »

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A Profit Engine for your enterprise? It’s under control…

It may seem like an obvious statement, but technology can have a major impact on the profitability of a business. When the right technologies are applied in the right areas,… Read more »

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Avoiding the Darkness of Unplanned Downtime With Smart, Highly Available Solutions

Regardless of the process, downtime always means a loss of productivity for a process application. Unplanned downtimes, whether due to component failure or human error, are the most costly ones…. Read more »

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IIoT and Autonomous Industrial Assets

There is a direct analogy between emerging IoT enabled autonomous cars and the promise of IIoT enabled autonomous industrial assets. Real-time controls executing in IIoT enabled industrial automation platform will… Read more »

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IIoT Enables Real-Time Maintenance Control

Real-time process and logic control have been effectively applied across industrial operations to improve operational efficiency for decades. In fact, the application of real-time process and logic control for efficiency… Read more »

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The increasing overlap between cybersecurity and process safety

World news has always fascinated me – I think I got this from my Grandmother. Growing up, every so often everything stopped, the house fell quiet and the silence was… Read more »

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What just happened and why ? – Unravel the domino effect with SOEs in SCADA

From at least the early 1990s when I discovered SCADA so to speak, I wondered what on earth SCADA meant by Sequence of Events and tended to reject the whole… Read more »

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The use of mobile technology for maintenance, safety and environmental inspections

The scenario is well known…on a regular basis, maintenance, environmental and safety people walk the mine areas (facilities, processing, tailings, water streams) for inspections or rounds. Usually these inspections are… Read more »

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Secure Power Beyond the Data Center

In today’s digital world, when we think about problems around power interruptions, the systems that are top of mind for many of us are information technology (IT) systems, meaning everything… Read more »

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Process control requirements for a Steel Mill (and some myths)

After 20 years working with process control and personally helping steel users design some of their systems  I would like to open a discussion and share some insight on how… Read more »

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Open Architectures in Control

Businesses today, across a broad spectrum of industries, are looking to deploy integrated and cost effective automation solutions from the plant floor to the wider enterprise. As well as for… Read more »

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Is complex automation the only way to get food and beverage traceability?

I’m wondering why we are not  performing good traceability “manually” or at a simple machine level? Why does traceability systematically seem to imply large, automated SCADA solutions? Tiger economies such… Read more »

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Cyber attack – a clear and present danger

As cyber attacks become more high profile and more prevalent, cybersecurity is an increasing concern for industrial automation and control system users and vendors. Cyber attacks happen for any number… Read more »

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How investing in support can help you achieve your business goals

Are support contracts essential? Why should you consider purchasing support? How do you perceive the value of support services? There are many reasons why support is a worthwhile investment…but mostly… Read more »

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Is the automation industry changing its focus from CAPEX to OPEX? And how is this influencing purchasing decisions?

As a business leader, these are two questions I have been considering recently.  I suppose the first thing to think about is that until quite recently we have been living… Read more »

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The use of mobile technology for maintenance, safety and environmental inspections

The scenario is well known…on a regular basis, maintenance, environmental and safety people walk the mine areas (facilities, processing, tailings, water streams) for inspections or rounds. Usually these inspections are… Read more »

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How to keep facilities running at top of their game with baby boomers retiring

The 2009 recession has driven large facilities, factories and businesses in general to run leaner and meaner than ever before. In turn, cutting costs to remain competitive in the face… Read more »

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The increasing overlap between cybersecurity and process safety

World news has always fascinated me – I think I got this from my Grandmother. Growing up, every so often everything stopped, the house fell quiet and the silence was… Read more »

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Is complex automation the only way to get food and beverage traceability?

I’m wondering why we are not  performing good traceability “manually” or at a simple machine level? Why does traceability systematically seem to imply large, automated SCADA solutions? Tiger economies such… Read more »

8 Comments

Open Architectures in Control

Businesses today, across a broad spectrum of industries, are looking to deploy integrated and cost effective automation solutions from the plant floor to the wider enterprise. As well as for… Read more »

6 Comments

Secure Power Beyond the Data Center

In today’s digital world, when we think about problems around power interruptions, the systems that are top of mind for many of us are information technology (IT) systems, meaning everything… Read more »

5 Comments

How investing in support can help you achieve your business goals

Are support contracts essential? Why should you consider purchasing support? How do you perceive the value of support services? There are many reasons why support is a worthwhile investment…but mostly… Read more »

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Process control requirements for a Steel Mill (and some myths)

After 20 years working with process control and personally helping steel users design some of their systems  I would like to open a discussion and share some insight on how… Read more »

1 Comment

A Profit Engine for your enterprise? It’s under control…

It may seem like an obvious statement, but technology can have a major impact on the profitability of a business. When the right technologies are applied in the right areas,… Read more »

1 Comment

3 Ways that Services Oriented Drives (SODs) and IIoT Improve the Efficiency of Industrial Operations

According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the industrial sector consumes one third of the world’s total energy. Although industry has significantly improved its energy efficiency in recent years,… Read more »

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IIoT and Autonomous Industrial Assets

There is a direct analogy between emerging IoT enabled autonomous cars and the promise of IIoT enabled autonomous industrial assets. Real-time controls executing in IIoT enabled industrial automation platform will… Read more »

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Avoiding the Darkness of Unplanned Downtime With Smart, Highly Available Solutions

Regardless of the process, downtime always means a loss of productivity for a process application. Unplanned downtimes, whether due to component failure or human error, are the most costly ones…. Read more »

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Cyber attack – a clear and present danger

As cyber attacks become more high profile and more prevalent, cybersecurity is an increasing concern for industrial automation and control system users and vendors. Cyber attacks happen for any number… Read more »

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