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Modernization projects reduce field service cost
By Larry O'Brien for InTech
Modernization projects increase process availability and uptime while lowering ongoing maintenance costs. The embedded control-in-the-field capability of FOUNDATION fieldbus can greatly increase process availability and uptime.
OPC UA enables Industrial Information Revolution
By Bill Lydon for Automation.com
OPC UA technology provides an efficient and secure infrastructure for communications and has the potential to be the standard of choice to complete the vision of IP to the edge, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things."
Industrial Ethernet Gaining Ground in Manufacturing
By Nuris Ismail and Reid Paquin for Automation.com
This research explores how industry leaders are taking advantage of industrial networking to enable real-time visibility into data to optimize production, maintenance, and safety - in particular, the adoption rate of industrial Ethernet protocols versus Fieldbus.
2012 Salary Comparison Tables, Charts & Graphs
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Invensys supplies Virtual Reality Training to Department of Energy
The SimSci-Esscor EYESIM training solution is used within integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants at NETL's Center in Morgantown, WV.
Canary Labs Provides Historian software to NASA
Historian software is installed at Kennedy Space Center to monitor power distribution in the Vertical Assembly Building and launch pads 39A and 39B.
Kollmorgen Motor and Controller Drive Electric Motorcycle to Victory
The AKM motor and ACS drive let VT BOLT achieve top speeds in excess of 100 mph throughout the duration of each 20 mile race.
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Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design, 2nd Edition (with CD) - $119.00
This book describes the ideal design package and delves into the business of design engineering. It provides you with a roadmap to understanding the design process, the elements of a successful project and the specific issues to address in a well-designed I&C system.
ISA publishes book on energy choices
"Future Energy: Opportunities and Challenges" by Thomas W. Kerlin enables more informed decision making in selecting energy production and energy use options for the future.
Updated Foundation Fieldbus safety Specs Available
The Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) specs include support for FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 (31.25 bit/s) dual-mode devices employing field diagnostics.
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Rockwell Automation announces virtual image templates for PlantPAx
These preconfigured, drop-in templates, delivered as images on a USB hard drive, help reduce validation costs and initial engineering time.
Moxa releases AWK-1121 and AWK-1127 wireless clients
AWK-1121 and AWK-1127 series of dedicated IEEE 802.11 a/b/g WLAN clients have roaming technology, redundant power inputs, and support for -40 to 75°C operating temperatures.
Endress+Hauser Releases Proline Promass Coriolis 83O/84O Flowmeter
The meter resists corrosion and high pressures, making it ideal for use in offshore drilling platforms, refineries, and floating production storage and offloading facilities.
ASI announces safety limit switches
The limit switches satisfy requirements for quick installation, wiring ease, simple setup, modularity, sturdiness, and constant reliability.
OMEGA Introduces OS212 Non-Contact Temperature Sensor
OS212 has 2-wire 4 to 20 mA output proportional to target temperature, optional manual emissivity adjuster with display and stainless steel housing, sealed to IP65.
Emerson introduces Rosemount 0085 pipe clamp sensor
Rosemount 0085 non-intrusive Pipe Clamp Sensor provides a simple, fast solution for temperature measurements.
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ISA CEO Patrick Gouhin speaks at World Manufacturing Forum
Patrick Gouhin, ISA’s Executive Director and CEO, spoke at the World Manufacturing Forum 2012, an invitation-only conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
HERMES AWARD 2013 candidates sought
The deadline for entries is 7 February 2013 for HANNOVER MESSE 2013, scheduled for 8-12 April 2013.
Invensys Acquires Spiral Software
Spiral Software in the UK provides integrated solutions ranging from crude assay management to refinery supply chain optimization.
Panduit and Rockwell Automation Form networking Alliance
Rockwell and Panduit will provide physical network infrastructure solutions, collaboration between automation and IT, and integrated solutions and services for customers globally.
Siemens to build Geared Motor Plant in South Carolina
The 45,600 sq ft facility in Mauldin, SC, will assemble Simogear geared motors and gear units primarily used in conveyor systems.
Emerson reaches one billion hours of wireless operations
Emerson hit 1 billion total hours of wireless operations across 10,000 systems in more than 120 countries.
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QA Graphics Develops visuals for Gardiner
QA Graphics has provided custom system graphics and floor plan graphics for HVAC projects which Gardiner implemented.
Honeywell to supply Experion system to Hyundai in Kenya
Honeywell will supply an Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to Hyundai Engineering for Kenya Electricity Generating (KenGen) Company’s two geothermal plants in Olkaria.
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Upcoming ISA Training:
Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA99 Standards (IC32C)
November 12, 2012
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Using the ANSI/ISA99 to Secure Your Control System (IC32)
November 28, 2012 - November 29, 2012
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)
December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
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Pack Expo 2012
October 28, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Yokogawa User Group Conference
October 30, 2012 - November 1, 2012
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Rockwell Automation Process Solution User Group
November 5, 2012 - November 6, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Rockwell Automation Safety Automation Forum
November 6, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Rockwell Automation Fair 2012
November 7, 2012 - November 8, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
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