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The Top Four Criteria for Manufacturing Software Comparison

By now many companies understand the potential benefits that can stem from implementing manufacturing operations management (MOM) software applications. The space is maturing; technology is advancing; and the benefits will only increase as solution integration capabilities, mobility, user interfaces, and other aspects progress. Although automating, centralizing, and standardizing processes can improve performance, the reality is […]

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A Delay Decomposition Approach to Robust Stability Analysis of Uncertain Systems

Abstract: This paper is concerned with delay-dependent robust stability for uncertain systems with time-varying delays. The proposed method employs a suitable Lyapunov–Krasovskii’s functional for new augmented system. Then, based on the Lyapunov method, a delay-dependent robust criterion is devised by taking the relationship between the terms in the Leibniz–Newton formula into account. By developing a […]

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Use Signal Characterization in the DCS to Linearize the Installed Flow Characteristic of a Valve

Signal characterization to linearize valve installed flow characteristic has a bad reputation due to some practical implementation problems. These problems can be addressed today by doing the characterization in the distributed control system (DCS), but the stigma remains. With pneumatic positioners, signal characterization was done by the use of a cam. Standard cams were based […]

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A Sneak Preview of ISA’s New Website and Enhanced User Experience

The International Society of Automation has been putting the finishing touches on a brand new website, the customer − and member − facing portal that showcases all of ISA’s products, services, and technical information to the world. Behind the new website is a brand new, state-of-the-art association management system, which fulfills a similar purpose to […]

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Cybersecurity – one of the 10 trends impacting the future of ISA

In my column in last month’s issue of ISA Insights, I mentioned five game-changing themes ISA leaders adopted as high-level directional strategic goals for the Society. Those goals originated from a discussion of trends impacting ISA’s future. In many cases ISA staff and volunteers who are subject matter experts (SME’s) in these areas are already […]

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