The Three Most Desirable MRP Software Features for Manufacturers

The Three Most Desirable MRP Software Features for Manufacturers

This guest blog post was written by David Budiac, a managing partner at Software Connect. For manufacturers, material requirements planning (MRP) software is one of the key elements to running a smooth manufacturing operation. From start to finish, MRP software keeps...
Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

This article was written by Bill Lydon, chief editor at InTech magazine. At an industry event, I had the opportunity to again hear Sandy Vasser, a retired IC&E manager at ExxonMobil with more than 40 years of experience, discuss how his team reevaluated and...
How to Obtain Accurate Industrial Project Cost Estimates

How to Obtain Accurate Industrial Project Cost Estimates

This article was written by Brian Batts, proposal and estimating group manager at MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in automation, and has served in roles including systems engineering, lead engineering,...
Best ISA Webinars of 2017

Best ISA Webinars of 2017

This 2017 webinar roundup was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager.   As 2017 comes to a close, we surveyed the year’s lineup of educational webinars to select five of the most popular presentations co-hosted with ISA’s partners. Scroll down...
When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
How to Manage Pipeline Valve Positioner and PID Tuning

How to Manage Pipeline Valve Positioner and PID Tuning

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
Webinar Recording: How to Modernize a Legacy DCS Platform

Webinar Recording: How to Modernize a Legacy DCS Platform

This ISA co-hosted webinar on DCS upgrade and migration strategies was presented by Tim Gellner, senior consultant at MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company.     Migrating a legacy DCS platform to a modern one is a challenging and expensive undertaking....
Portrait of the Automation Engineer as a Young Professional

Portrait of the Automation Engineer as a Young Professional

This post was adapted from an article published in the new edition of InTech Plus, ISA’s mobile magazine app for Apple and Android tablets. The article was written by Jim Garrison, PE, CAP, CFSE, senior specialist with aeSolutions in Greenville, S.C., and VP-Elect for...

Automation Engineering Design Must Protect Against the Unexpected

This guest blog post was written by Paul Darnbrough, P.E., CAP, a principal engineer for  MAVERICK Technologies.  This is the first part in a three-part series. Click this link to read Part 2. Click this link to read Part 3. Anyone can drive down a wide-open, well...
How to Achieve a Successful Automation Project Outcome

How to Achieve a Successful Automation Project Outcome

This guest post was authored by Tim Green, U.S. operations manager for the field services division at MAVERICK Technologies. To read Tim’s prior post on the challenges of process plant upgrades, click this link. In my previous post, I talked about project...
What are the Challenges of Process Plant Upgrade Projects?

What are the Challenges of Process Plant Upgrade Projects?

This guest post is authored by Tim Green, U.S. operations manager for the field services division at MAVERICK Technologies. To read the second part of this post, click this link. If you aren’t aware of the pitfalls, you might fall into a hole. Here’s how new...
How Do You Make an Automation Buying Decision?

How Do You Make an Automation Buying Decision?

This guest post is authored by Paul Dunn, vice president of sales at MAVERICK Technologies. For many people in the controls systems industry the word that seems to get thrown around a lot is value. What is value? It is defined differently to the various stakeholders...
The Road to High Performance Graphics

The Road to High Performance Graphics

This guest post is authored by Michel Ho, a consultant in the operational consulting group of MAVERICK Technologies. Are you considering implementing high-performance graphics (HPG) or abnormal situation management graphics? If so then you are part of a fast growing...

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