Articles & News on Process Automation and Control

IBASE Technology collaborates with National Chiayi University to build smart agriculture control room system

  • News

The collected agricultural production data and fertilizer management data are fed to a remote monitoring system using big data analysis technology to explore the most suitable agricultural production conditions and the best decision-making plan in visually creating a smart agriculture integration framework.

Industrial Digital Transformation Made Easy with MQTT

  • by Arlen Nipper
  • Opinion

By Arlen Nipper
This article will look at the problems with proprietary manufacturing protocols and discuss how the open-standard MQTT can enable Digital Transformation.

Rockwell Automation boosts TAE Technologies' efforts for nuclear fusion energy

  • News

While designing upgrades to the vacuum, the TAE Technologies team determined simulation wasn’t necessary, although they did need an understanding of the system limits to know what’s possible. They chose a solution they’re familiar with and turned to their partners at Rockwell Automation.
 

Epson Robots announces Air Automation Engineering as an Authorized Service Center

  • News

The partnership establishes AAE as an official Authorized Epson Service Center and will expand beyond selling Epson Robots, automation products and integrated solutions to include maintenance and repair of the installed base of Epson robots.

Siemens launches nationwide Process Automation Innovation Tour

  • News

The traveling tour is designed to bring the latest innovations in automation, instrumentation, networking, and cybersecurity right to the doorstep of the process industries.

HANNOVER MESSE announces postponement of 2020 event

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 has been postponed to the week of 13 to 17 July. Deutsche Messe AG is thus responding to global developments related to the Coronavirus.
 

 

Local Learning: Gruhn to speak on safety, HMIs, more

  • by Renee Bassett
  • Feature

ISA past president Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, will be presenting at local meetings around the country during the first quarter of 2020. As a global functional safety consultant with aeSolutions, Gruhn has gained extensive experience consulting with sites around the world.

Rockwell Automation helps Pacific Coast Terminals enhance process safety and control

  • Case Study

PCT set out to find a solution that would remove the cab from the boom and, instead, allow operators to control and monitor the process remotely. If the company pulled it off, it would be a first for ship loading in North America.

Rockwell Automation helps City of Tacoma upgrade DCS to enhance visibility in wastewater treatment

  • News

The city collaborated with Carollo Engineers, an environmental engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater facilities, to help with the technology selection process. The team evaluated different solutions’ capabilities, support services, and more. The PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation came out on top.

Securing Industrial Operations in the Food and Beverage Industry

  • by Tatjana Milenovic
  • Feature

By Tatjana Milenovic, ABB Food & Beverage
Connected automation systems are making food and beverage manufacturing more efficient, productive and cost-effective, but this greater connectivity creates greater opportunities for agroterrorism. This article discusses the need to integrate data protection into a wider plant safety system.