Articles & News on Process Automation and Control

Case Study: Shell to Automate Jakarta Lube Oil Blending Plant

  • Case Study

The collaboration between ABB and PT Shell will maximize lubricant output to meet increasing demand in Indonesia.

ISA Megatrends Predict Key Catalysts for the Future of Automation

  • by Melissa Landon
  • News

The International Society for Automation’s (ISA) 75th Anniversary has inspired a look into the future at the megatrends that will drive the automation industry during the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP), Part 1

  • by Gary L. Pratt, P.E.
  • Feature

Your plant or machine is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.

Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

  • by Melissa Landon
  • Feature

Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has inducted 15 women into its inaugural Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Rethinking Operational AI

  • by Nikunj Mehta
  • Feature

Reducing time-to-first-value enables plant and manufacturing executives who believe in the potential of operational AI to prove their intuition quickly and with much less risk.

Endress+Hauser Expands Digital Service Experience for Projects

  • News

Digital commissioning application and Netilion turnover package provides added value services to ensure projects stay on time, on-budget, and up to date on project steps.

Sensor Technology helps ALARIS Medical Systems enhance pump drive design

  • Case Study

Sensor Technology has harnessed the phenomenon of SAW or Raleigh waves, which were first observed over 100 years ago and which form a major part of the destructive force of an earthquake.

Siemens helps carbon manufacturer modernize DCS

  • Case Study

Birla Carbon has relied for many years on a distributed control system to optimize the production of carbon black powder. When it came time to modernize their DCS, they implemented an IO migration strategy to minimize plant down­time and hardware replacement costs.
 

Continued Evolution for Process Automation

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
The Process Automation industry has been heavily impacted by the influx of new technologies and, as we enter the next decade, several organizations are providing roadmaps in order to help process automation companies enable the best practices to leverage these technologies and drive competitiveness and productivity forward.

EPLAN's Cogineer helps Hanseatic Power Solutions automate control cabinet engineering

  • Case Study

Hanseatic Power Solutions GmbH (HPS) automated its control cabinet engineering in several steps and has just implemented EPLAN Cogineer. The company has now used a "before and after" comparison to record actual time savings. Electrical planning alone now takes only 20% of the original time.