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 is an excerpt from the May/June 2014 issue of InTech magazine by Richard Clark, technical marketing specialist with Schneider Electric. A significant shift is occurring in the automation world: the PC, while still an important element in the technology   mix, is...
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 at MAVERICK Technologies, in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar. This post has been updated with the webinar recording. “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...
New HMI Alternatives Improve Operations and Cut Costs

New HMI Alternatives Improve Operations and Cut Costs

This is an excerpt from the January/February 2014 issue of InTech magazine by Jeff Payne, product manager of automation controllers and interface software at AutomationDirect. To read the full article, please see the link at the bottom of this post. Faster speeds,...
Next Frontier for the Operator-Automation Relationship

Next Frontier for the Operator-Automation Relationship

This is an excerpt from the November/December 2013 issue of InTech magazine by Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO of Houston-based PAS. To read the full article, please see the link at the bottom of this post. Industrial control systems are complex designs, but they do not...
The Top Four Criteria for Manufacturing Software Comparison

The Top Four Criteria for Manufacturing Software Comparison

This post was authored by Mark Davidson, a principal research analyst at LNS Research. By now many companies understand the potential benefits that can stem from implementing manufacturing operations management (MOM) software applications. The space is maturing;...
Webinar Recording: Best Practices for Alarm Management

Webinar Recording: Best Practices for Alarm Management

Watch this recording of an ISA co-hosted webinar on alarm management, featuring industry experts Bill R. Hollifield, an industry veteran, ISA committee member and author of books on alarm management and HMI. and Paul Berwanger of MAVERICK Technologies. Learn how to...
How to Maximize Operator Effectiveness with a High-Performance HMI

How to Maximize Operator Effectiveness with a High-Performance HMI

This post was written by Bill R. Hollifield, an industry veteran, ISA committee member and author of books on alarm management and HMI. Almost three decades ago, we control engineers were given a new task for which we were ill-prepared. We installed control systems...

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