Articles & News on Process Automation and Control

Increase Capacity by Unlocking the Potential of Shadow Factories

  • by Saar Yoskovitz
  • May 18, 2022
  • Feature

Supply chain issues aren't going away anytime soon. Augury CEO Saar Yoskovitz explains how "shadow factories" can help solve supply chain-related concerns.

So, You Want to Automate?

  • by Eric Halvorson
  • May 17, 2022
  • Feature

Manufacturers all over the world are sprinting to automate their factories and facilities, but how does one start? There is so much to consider that the entire process can be quite overwhelming. Here are a few tips to get you moving in the right direction.

In Memoriam: Bridget Fitzpatrick

  • by Renee Bassett
  • May 13, 2022
  • News

Bridget Fitzpatrick, ISA Fellow and process automation technical expert, died suddenly last month. She was 57.

Case Study: Offshore Oil Platforms Use PC-Based Condition Monitoring & Control

  • by Jesse Hill
  • May 3, 2022
  • Case Study

System-integrated vibration analysis monitors the load-bearing capacity of steel structures in offshore energy production.

Smart Instrumentation for the Digital Present

  • by Nathan Hedrick
  • April 29, 2022
  • Feature

When organizations want to optimize plant processes, smart instrumentation provides host systems with indispensable data, which can be used for operational and maintenance insights. This feature originally appeared in the April edition of InTech magazine.

FieldComm Group Registers First Process Automation FDI Host System

  • April 27, 2022
  • News

Emerson AMS Device Manager now supports FDI for HART instruments, assuring end users of multi-vendor operability.

Case Study: Offshore Oil Platform Relies on Condition Monitoring with PC Control

  • by Jesse Hill
  • April 25, 2022
  • Case Study

System-integrated vibration analysis reliably monitors the load-bearing capacity of steel structures in offshore energy production.

GE Digital Proficy Cloud-Native Data Historian Available Via AWS Marketplace

  • April 21, 2022
  • News

GE Digital today announced the availability of the world’s first cloud-native operational data historian available in the AWS Marketplace, Proficy Historian for Cloud.

Open Process Automation Forum Modernizing Manufacturing

  • by Bill Lydon
  • March 15, 2022
  • Feature

Members of the Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) provided a progress update Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 discussing progress and planned developments to achieve the goal of greater interoperability and portability in manufacturing control systems.

Transforming Life Science Lab Automation Standardization & Modularization

  • by Bill Lydon
  • March 3, 2022
  • Feature

Life science laboratory standardization and modularization support automation and are increasing the efficiency and number of practical applications in life sciences, including drug discovery and small-batch, single-use pharmaceutical applications.