OPC UA and IEC 61131-3: The Integration of Control and the HMI

OPC UA and IEC 61131-3: The Integration of Control and the HMI

This post was authored by Gary L. Pratt, PE, president of ControlSphere Enginering and Timothy L. Triplett, PE, founder, chief executive officer at Sacks Parente Golf and previously president of Coherent Technologies, In the beginning…the world was flat. Or at least...
Design Tips to Create a More Effective Industrial HMI

Design Tips to Create a More Effective Industrial HMI

This post was authored by Chip McDaniel of AutomationDirect. There are many ways to develop human-machine interface (HMI) screens for machine and process automation applications. Effective implementation requires discipline in design. The look, feel, and ease of use...
The Unsung Hero of Eliminating Unplanned Downtime: HMI/SCADA

The Unsung Hero of Eliminating Unplanned Downtime: HMI/SCADA

This guest post was written by Matthew Wells, general manager of Automation Software Solutions at GE Digital.   We are in the midst of a massive paradigm shift in the manufacturing industry. The explosion of data and the expansion of connected systems are forcing...
Mobile HMI Technology Enters a New Era

Mobile HMI Technology Enters a New Era

This post was authored by Richard Clark, cybersecurity engineer at Schneider Electric. A significant shift is occurring in the automation world: the PC, while still an important element in the technology   mix, is no longer the dominant method for remotely accessing...
Webinar Recording: How to Design a High-Performance HMI

Webinar Recording: How to Design a High-Performance HMI

This guest post was authored by Chad Harper, senior director of technology for MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company. The post was written in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar. “Please don’t talk to me about technologies that can improve my...
Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to High-Performance Graphics

Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to High-Performance Graphics

This guest post is authored by Justin Robinson, a principal engineer at MAVERICK Technologies.  Click this link to register for a free ISA co-hosted webinar on September 25 on ways to reduce risk during startup while increasing overall efficiency. Waves of processing...
How Can You Achieve a Total Paperless Calibration System?

How Can You Achieve a Total Paperless Calibration System?

This guest blog post is authored by Nick Volpone, president of Prime Technologies Inc. Not long ago, instrument calibration activities were accomplished using paper worksheets. When calibration management software was used it was primarily as an asset information...

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