Articles & News on Process Automation and Control

Safety Related Control Systems

  • by Scientific Technologies
  • News

In order to provide the safety function the system must continue to operate correctly under all foreseeable conditions. So how do we design a system to achieve this, and when we have done that, how do we show it?

Automation Cartoons - August 24, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

"Otto offered job at Disney Imagineering."

Automation Cartoons - August 17, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto wants to go to Disney World before school starts again.

Automation Cartoons - August 10, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

"Management asked for a total cost versus benefit analysis for this plant upgrade."

Automation Cartoons - August 3, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

"Otto is Consulting during Summer Break"

Automation Cartoons - July 27, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • News

"Our competitor's new plant has twice the output of our plant."

Introduction to Strain & Strain Measurement

  • by Bruce Cyburt
  • Feature

Strain gauges are widely employed in sensors that detect and measure force and force-related parameters, such as torque, acceleration, pressure, and vibration.  The strain gauge is the building block for strain sensors that often employ multiple strain gauges in their construction. 

Automation Cartoons - May 11, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto puts a profile on LinkedIn.

Automation Cartoons - May 4, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

"Bring Your Child to Work Day"

Automation Cartoons - April 27, 2011

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

"How's an engineer supposed to design an energy optimization control system with all these different energy data standards?"