Articles & News on Process Automation and Control

A Beginner's Tutorial to Rockwell Automation's Studio 5000 Logix Designer

  • by Stephen Gates
  • Feature

Studio 5000 Logix Designer (formerly known as RSlogix 5000) is used to program the most powerful Allen-Bradley PLCs (technically PACs), including the ControlLogix and CompactLogix controllers.

The Robots Are Coming: Are your employees ready?

  • by Mark Howard
  • Feature

Endless examples of robot uprisings and plots for world domination haven’t assisted the technology’s efforts to be welcomed by humans in the workplace. This article discusses three crucial steps to alleviating human resistance to robot deployment.

Evaluation of Different Additive Manufacturing Processes with Liquids and Pastes

  • by Viscotec
  • News

The use of additive manufacturing processes is increasing within industrial applications, as they bring some significant customer benefits compared to conventional processes.

Bill’s Top 10 Automation & Control Trends for 2019 – Accelerating Change & Reaching the Tipping Point

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

The pace of technological change in the automation industry seems to be accelerating as we head into 2019, driven by innovations developed for Internet of Things and general computing.

HUG 2018 - Honeywell Users Group Americas Wrap-up: A Heavy Focus on Batch and Cyber Security

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com Featuring numerous displays of the newest technologies, along with dozens of Honeywell and customer led sessions and technical discussions, the Honeywell Users Group Americas (HUG) buzzed in San Antonio this June with over 1,300 attendees.

CMR helps Singapore beverage plant install new process batch control system

  • Case Study

The work, being undertaken at Yeo Hiap Seng’s (Yeo’s) tea, soft drinks and sauces production plant in Singapore, sees the development of a system using Siemens PCS7 batch technology for S-88 Standard compliance.

IEC-1131 - The First Universal Process Control Language

  • by Bristol Babcock
  • News

IEC-1131 is the first international standard for process control software.  By using IEC-1131, a programmer can develop a control algorithm for a particular brand of controller, and import that same program to another brand with minimum modifications, primarily to process input/output subsystems.

Rockwell Automation offers Batch Application Toolkit

  • News

Free toolkit contains a collection of application examples, videos, documentation and ISA-88 compliant sample code to provide technical guidance when designing and automating a batch system.

Werum IT introduces Design as a Service for batch records

  • News

“Design as a Service” offers creation of master batch records for Werum’s PAS-X manufacturing execution system.

ACM Facility Safety and Endress+Hauser Announce P&ID Interpretation Workshop

  • News

This 2-day course gives students the ability to read and understand P&IDs for the analysis of emergency situations; and for safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues such as Process Hazards Analysis and HAZOP studies.