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This long-running spring symposium, sponsored by the ISA Analysis Division, continues to offer an outstanding forum for the discussion of new and innovative processes and other analytical techniques, developments, and applications.
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Future Fieldbus Trends
Control Design, February 2011
By P. Hunter Vegas
These predictions might be a bit less rosy (but hopefully more accurate) than those espoused in the glossy, color marketing brochures and the flashy articles written on the hottest technology du jour.
Understand Safety System Tradeoffs
Chemical Processing, January 2011
By Ian Verhappen, Industrial Automation Networks
Many facilities may be missing an opportunity to improve safety via a fieldbus. The majority of fieldbus protocols now have an approved safety bus. In addition, many automation vendors today favor integrating the safety instrumented system (SIS) with the process control system.
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Performance metrics for Industrial Ethernet
Industrial Ethernet Book
By James Moyne and Dawn Tilbury
Industrial Ethernet is appealing for mission-critical use such as control and safety. The application context demands a fresh look at the performance issues involved. The University of Michigan's Engineering Research Centre for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems has been exploring the issue with a reconfigurable factory test bed using fully networked control, diagnostics and safety capabilities.
An Undeniable Impact
Control Design, December 2010
By Dan Hebert
Ten years ago, we suffered through the multi-headed fieldbus monster, when eight different technologies were established as standards. Today, that effort seems like a rehearsal for what we're going through with multiple wireless technologies, many Ethernet protocols, several instrument buses and different device buses.
Millions Sold in Europe!
Control, December 2010
By John Rezabek
80% of end users surveyed are upgrading their control systems only, leaving field devices "as is." One reason to replace old systems is their inability to natively interact with smart devices speaking open protocols such as HART, Foundation fieldbus or Profibus PA.
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ABB announces FECA-01 EtherCAT Adapter for drives
The FECA-01 supports CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) protocol for CS355 and ACS850 drive families.
Honeywell Releases Field Device Configurator
A software application for the MCToolkit hand-held configurator device, it allows operators to more easily configure and assess the health of HART 5, 6 and 7 instrumentation.
HMS introduces EtherNet/IP and CANopen Anybus X-gateway
X-gateway enables system integrators to easily transfer I/O data between automation devices on EtherNet/IP and CANopen.
Advantech 17” Color TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor
Advantech’s industrial flat panel monitors provide a full range of industrial-grade units with multi-function capabilities and brilliant displays. There’s a full-range of sizes from 6” to 19”. The FPM-5171G is a 17” color TFT LCD version specifically designed for industrial applications.
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ISA Technical Report Provides Guidance for EDDL Users
ISA-TR104.00.03 is intended to provide factual guidance in using EDDL for device integration.
HART Foundation Releases HART 7 DDL Update
DD-IDE Version 4.0 supports the HART enhanced Device Description Language (DDL) Specification, HART 7 and the development of Device Descriptions (DDs) for WirelessHART devices.
ODVA publishes new specifications for CIP Networks
Specifications update EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet, and the CIP Safety extension to the EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet networks.
Baseblock Software offers free Modbus RTU test software
Free utility for Windows XP, VISTA and 7 allows users to test and troubleshoot modbus RTU device communication over serial and Ethernet networks.
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Distributed I/O and Remote I/O Solution Improves Performance and Reliability of Water Treatment Plant
By Moore Industries
February 17, 2011 - The Onondaga County Water Authority in NY modernized its control system with a Distributed I/O and Remote I/O solution. This reduced wiring costs for field instrumentation while improving operational readiness and reliability.
WirelessHART Successfully Handles Control
Chemical Processing, January 2011
By Frank Seibert, UT, and Terry Blevins, Emerson
Comparable control performance versus wired, as measured by IAE, was achieved for both pressure control and steam flow control using WirelessHART measurements with the PID modified for wireless communication.
Continuous improvements yield high returns
InTech, December 2010
By Roberto Anibal Gorbarán
A comprehensive asset management program implemented at the Petrobras Zarate polystyrene manufacturing plant in Argentina on 1,000 intelligent FOUNDATION fieldbus and HART field devices has enabled continued productivity gains and greater profitability.
Wireless helps Plains Exploration & Production (PXP)
Control Engineering, November 2010
PXP transformed its steam injection metering and data acquisition systems into a highly sophisticated, automated process comprised of a large network of WirelessHART transmitters and industrial broadband radios.
Wireless HART technology helps boost production and cuts
Control Engineering Europe, November 2010
Smart Wireless technology, based on the WirelessHART (IEC 62591) standard, is enabling Tecpetrol to boost production, while reducing maintenance and operations costs at natural gas compression and delivery facilities in Argentina.
Emerson automates Varandey oil export terminal in Russia
Emerson supplied DeltaV control systems, AMS software, Rosemount instrumentation and Fisher control valves, communicating via HART, Modbus and FOUNDATION fieldbus protocols.
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By Moore Industries
Many automation engineers are coming face-to-face with fieldbus applications for the first time. Fieldbus installations require some additional considerations over and above traditional 4-20mA projects.
Selecting the Right Cable for FOUNDATION fieldbus Control Networks
FF-844 is the new Fieldbus Foundation cable compliance specification. FF-844 includes the electrical requirements of ISA 50.02 and IEC 61158, but it also contains some additional requirements, which help you know your cable is the right cable for use in FOUNDATION fieldbus control networks.
Developing Functional Safety Systems with TÜV-Qualified FPGAs
Paper describes how Altera’s FPGA allows OEMs to design their own customized fieldbus-based and Profisafe safety controllers, with a significant competitive advantage over traditional microcontroller or ASIC-based designs.
By Jan Schlechtendahl
Using intelligent controls, axes and components that are not necessary in current production processes can be switched off. Especially with flexible production, the energy saving that can be achieved via SERCOS Energy is enormous.
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|Company & Organizational News
Emerson adds PROFIBUS to pressure and temperature transmitters
The Rosemount 3051 pressure transmitter and Rosemount 644 temperature transmitter are now available with PROFIBUS PA profile V3.02.
VDC predicts Top 10 Trends for Industrial Networking
VDC says real-time Ethernet will dominate, wireless is growing, networking will be built in, a large IT player will buy an industrial networking provider, and more companies are going overseas.
EPSG openSAFETY now available for PROFINET
The protocol, which has been certified by German testing authorities TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Süd, allows for communication cycles at the microsecond level.
SERCOS releases FDT specification for SERCOS III
The FDT/DTM specification for SERCOS III was developed by a joint working group of SERCOS International and the FDT group
FDT Group and CC-Link agree to cooperate
CLPA will support the development of an annex of the protocol for the FDT standard to support the CC-Link family of networks including its CC-Link IE Field Gigabit Industrial Ethernet.
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Emerson to control Petrobras' Comperj project
Emerson will supply systems for process control, safety, fire and gas detection, machinery monitoring, management of process and maintenance information, instruments, valves, and other related products and services.
Innovasic supplies RapID Platform to Deutschmann Automation
Deutschmann incorporated RapID Platform into their UNIGATE IC and UNIGATE CL Profinet gateway products.
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Overview of Enhanced EDDL (FG01W)
March 2, 2011
9:00 AM - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima Time Zone
Learn how enhanced EDDL technology enables intelligent device management systems and handheld tools.
Wireless HART Communication in the Process Industries
March 3, 2011
Location: Carson, CA, USA
Vendor-neutral, educational seminar for users. Includes live demonstrations of WirelessHART communication, the first open interoperable wireless communication standard for the process industries (IEC 62591Ed. 1.0). Describes how users' requirements are implemented in WirelessHART technology. Learn the simple, reliable and secure technology can complement your process monitoring, control, asset management applications.
PROFINET Certified Network Engineering Class
March 28, 2011 - April 1, 2011
Location: Johnson City, TN, USA
In this hands-on training you will dive into the installation, operation and maintenance of PROFINET products and networks. This course is an intensive, four-day training program.
PROFINET One-day Training Class
April 12, 2011
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ, USA
This class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations.
FDT Technical Seminar
May 5, 2011
Location: Dearborn, MI, USA
This vendor-neutral seminar provides the basic understanding of how easy it is to have a common tool-set that accesses a manufacturer’s device intelligence on most communication platforms. Learn how it fits in new or existing plant infrastructures by providing process-improving benefits with impact on the bottom line.
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Instrumentation 2011 Expo & Training
March 3, 2011
Location: Carson, CA, USA
5th Annual - Largest Event on the West Coast Dedicated to Process Instrumentation and Control. Features 50+ Exhibits, 25 Free Training Classes, Panel Discussions, Analytical, Pressure, Temperature, Flow, Level, Data – All Free. Pre-Registration via Website. Co-Located with ISA Professional Courses on Wireless, Cybersecurity, SIS/SIL.
Hannover Messe 2011
April 4, 2011 - April 8, 2011
Location: Hannover, Germany
With its line-up of 13 leading international trade shows, HANNOVER MESSE 2011 will be at full strength and will underline its global importance as a showcase for tomorrow's technologies and ideas. No other event presents as many ground-breaking innovations and integrated solutions. France is the partner country for 2011.
April 5, 2011 - April 8, 2011
Location: Warsaw, Poland
AUTOMATICON is the most important trade fair for automation, control, measurement and robotics in Poland. The Fair is always accompanied by series of seminars, lectures and presentations which attract hundreds of specialists from all over the country.
April 21, 2011 - April 23, 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
AutomationExpo 2011 will be the regions' biggest and most comprehensive exhibition covering the entire gamut of automation technology where visitors can find efficient solutions and innovations useful to make their businesses efficient. Automation Expo 2011 will cover Industrial Automation, Process Automation, Factory Automation, Building Automation, Systems and Solutions.
2011 Siemens Automation Summit
June 27, 2011 - June 30, 2011
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Join Siemens to see live, hands-on demonstrations showcasing best-in-class solutions, hear from others how they have successfully applied solutions that you can use in your operations, and network with your peers and Siemens management.
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