A Roadmap to Industrial Network Convergence

A Roadmap to Industrial Network Convergence

This article was written by Robin Cobb, PE, PMP, industrial network and security solutions product manager for Polytron, Inc., A global beverage manufacturer was having network performance and communication disruptions between factory floor assets. These disruptions...
DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

This post was authored by Sunny R. Desai, an engineer in the DCS/PLC/SCADA department at Reliance Industries Ltd. A plant manufacturing a wide range of polymers, polyesters, fiber intermediates, and petrochemicals needed to determine the best way to update the...
Modular Systems Speed and Simplify New Plant Programming

Modular Systems Speed and Simplify New Plant Programming

This post was written by Marcus Tennant, principal systems architect at Yokogawa. Getting out the cake and candles may have been overdoing it, but ISA-88’s 20th birthday was 28 February 2015. Since 1995, it has served countless manufacturers, primarily in batch...
Control System Migration is a Major Learning Opportunity

Control System Migration is a Major Learning Opportunity

This post was authored by Paul J. Galeski, CEO and founder of MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company. Given the large number of legacy process plant control systems needing an upgrade in coming years, there is much discussion as to how, when, and why a...

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