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Rockwell Automation announces standardized processes for cement producers
June 14, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces standardized processes for cement producers

The cement functions have been added to the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx DCS, allowing them to be integrated and utilized across all plant operations. The modern DCS uses a common automation platform for integration between critical areas of a cement plant, including process, power, information and safety control.

MCAA releases 2019 Annual Market Forecast
June 13, 2019

MCAA releases 2019 Annual Market Forecast

The Process Instrumentation and Automation market in the United States, valued at $13.9 Billion, is projected to grow 4.4 percent by 2023 to a total of $17.3 Billion.

Emerson announces opening of applications for 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program
March 04, 2019

Emerson announces opening of applications for 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program

Students seeking to submit a scholarship application must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2019/2020 academic year.

International Society of Automation (ISA) announces publication of Situation Management for Process Control
February 28, 2019

International Society of Automation (ISA) announces publication of Situation Management for Process Control

Written by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D.,—an expert in alarm management and operator support technology—the book explores control room management as a discipline, focusing on the applicable tools, technology, and methodologies that foster safer, more effective control room functioning and improved industrial production.

ABB Robotics announces series of training courses for paint robots and OmniCore controller
February 28, 2019

ABB Robotics announces series of training courses for paint robots and OmniCore controller

The paint robot course will be an instructor-led, five-day seminar with practical exercises to teach participants how to program a robot safely.

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV announces FLUIDAT database of 1800 gas and liquid properties
December 21, 2018

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV announces FLUIDAT database of 1800 gas and liquid properties

This database, called FLUIDAT, is used by the company for configuration and calibration of its portfolio of flow meters and controllers, and for calculating pressure differences, valve seats, etc..

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points
November 14, 2018

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points

By separating the PV from full integration, end users can get their process back online without the need for a Device Description (DD) or other engineering staff.

Clippard releases Precision Flow Controls catalog
November 09, 2018

Clippard releases Precision Flow Controls catalog

Clippard designs and manufacturers over 5,000 standard and custom products including electronic, control and isolation valves, cylinders, manifolds, FRLs, actuators, custom assemblies and much more.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII
October 30, 2018

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII

Automation.com has worked with several industry leaders to compile this Control Systems ebook, designed to help you stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in control system technology.

Control Station announces 2018 North America training services calendar
January 17, 2018

Control Station announces 2018 North America training services calendar

Control Station’s 2018 training services calendar currently lists a total of sixteen workshops scheduled in industrial centers across the United States and Canada. In particular the scheduled workshops target process manufacturers located throughout the Great Lakes, Gulf and Pacific Northwest regions.

ISA publishes new book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management
October 11, 2017

ISA publishes new book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management

Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management by Gary Nichols, PE, CAP®, includes specific recommendations for defining hardware and documentation deliverables, adhering to procurement policy, working with team members in other disciplines and in the supply chain, and communicating among project teams.

AutomationDirect introduces embedded video help for Do-More BRX PLC
July 06, 2017

AutomationDirect introduces embedded video help for Do-More BRX PLC

Video help has been incorporated into the instruction set of Do-more! Designer. Over 50 instructional videos are currently available with new ones being added as they become available.

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format
June 22, 2017

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format

FG05M, an overview course that provides technicians, engineers and managers the basic understanding of industrial process measurement and control and a foundation for communicating with other control systems professionals, is now offered in a training format that delivers the same valuable information in small, computer-based chunks.

Control Station announces 2017 manufacturing training schedule
November 30, 2016

Control Station announces 2017 manufacturing training schedule

Training workshops will be delivered in collaboration with the company’s Solution Partners and Product Distributors, and they will emphasize techniques for optimizing a production facility’s regulatory control systems.

Reliable Controls releases MyControl 1.7 app
November 29, 2016

Reliable Controls releases MyControl 1.7 app

Compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems, the myControl user interface provides individual personal control for occupants through accessible settings for temperature, lighting, ventilation, occupancy, and more.

ABB releases update for System 800xA Minerals Library
September 27, 2016

ABB releases update for System 800xA Minerals Library

The latest version expands plant operators’ ability to monitor and control safe production through direct object linking

Understanding Distributed Processor Systems for Control - $77.00
June 14, 2016

Understanding Distributed Processor Systems for Control - $77.00

The book is intended for those readers involved in factory automation systems as well as process, including readers who are already experienced and knowledgeable about distributed processor systems, but may not necessarily be exposed to the technologies and issues discussed in industry.

Tuning of Industrial Control Systems, Third Edition - $109.00
June 14, 2016

Tuning of Industrial Control Systems, Third Edition - $109.00

The goal of this edition is to simplify and demystify the procedure of tuning control systems. In addition, a new chapter addresses the authors’ experience with auto-tuning software currently available in most current computer control systems.

Real-Time Execution for IEC 61499 - $70.00
May 26, 2016

Real-Time Execution for IEC 61499 - $70.00

By Alois Zoitl
This book discusses real-time execution of the models defined in the IEC 61499 standard with a closer look at predictable, event-triggered real-time systems.

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Theory, Design, and Tuning, Second Edition - $79.00
May 25, 2016

Theory, Design, and Tuning, Second Edition - $79.00

By: Karl J. Ǻström and Tore Hägglund
The book examines the auto-tuning and adaptation features of several commercial controllers, including digital PID controllers, and it discusses measures for dealing with specific challenges such as reset windup, long process dead times, and oscillatory systems.

Modeling, Control, Simulation and Diagnosis of Complex Industrial and Energy Systems - $63.00
May 23, 2016

Modeling, Control, Simulation and Diagnosis of Complex Industrial and Energy Systems - $63.00

Part of the ISA/O3neida series, this book will be of interest to practitioners within the automation field, particularly those focused on process control and energy systems

Human Machine Interface Design for Process Control Applications - $70.00
May 04, 2016

Human Machine Interface Design for Process Control Applications - $70.00

By Jean-Yves Fiset
Ideal for users and designers of industrial control and monitoring systems, this book provides an easy-to-use, yet effective, method to configure, design, and validate human-machine interfaces (HMIs).

Fundamentals of Industrial Control, Second Edition - $135.00
May 02, 2016

Fundamentals of Industrial Control, Second Edition - $135.00

By D. A. Coggan
The book provides a wide range of topics including Internet communications, industrial communications network hardware and software, open systems, wireless networks, enterprise computing, and computer and control system security.

Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing - $79.00
April 27, 2016

Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing - $79.00

By: Dennis Brandl
This handy resource defines an effective set of design patterns and rules you should know when applying the widely used ISA-88 industry standards to batch, continuous and discrete manufacturing.

Calibration: A Technician's Guide - $95.00
April 21, 2016

Calibration: A Technician's Guide - $95.00

This comprehensive review of calibration provides an excellent foundation for understanding principles and applications of the most frequently performed tasks of a technician.

Batch Control Systems: Design, Application, and Implementation, Second Edition - $99.00
April 21, 2016

Batch Control Systems: Design, Application, and Implementation, Second Edition - $99.00

This revision of the 1990 work by Thomas Fisher covers an introduction to batch processes; batch control system structures; batch control; batch communications and batch control system design.

Basic Math for Process Control - $69.00
April 21, 2016

Basic Math for Process Control - $69.00

The book provides a quick-and-easy review of the mathematics common to the field, including chapters on frequency response analysis, transfer functions and block diagrams, and the Z-N approximation.

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Watlow publishes sensors and controllers catalog.
March 03, 2016

Watlow publishes sensors and controllers catalog.

Catalog covers sensor and controller products such as the mineral insulated thermocouples and the EZ-ZONE family of controllers.

February 08, 2016

Honeywell releases Mobility App

The app sends real-time plant performance and notifications direct to smartphones, giving managers real-time information at their fingertips

Rockwell Automation offers Batch Application Toolkit
November 24, 2015

Rockwell Automation offers Batch Application Toolkit

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.

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Werum IT introduces Design as a Service for batch records
September 23, 2015

Werum IT introduces Design as a Service for batch records

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

ABB announces Loop Tuning Accelerator Service
August 12, 2015

ABB announces Loop Tuning Accelerator Service

Service reduces the time between diagnosing control loop issues and tuning the loops to improve performance.

ISA publishes Fourth edition of pocket guide on automation system tuning
May 08, 2015

ISA publishes Fourth edition of pocket guide on automation system tuning

“Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide” by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of applications in the process industries.

March 13, 2015

MAVERICK announces SureStart startup and commissioning solution

SureStart mitigates financial and safety liabilities, while minimizing any negative impact to plant operations.

ISA publishes new book by Peter G. Martin
February 12, 2015

ISA publishes new book by Peter G. Martin

“The Value of Automation: The Best Investment an Industrial Company Can Make” contends that the immense capabilities of automation systems are untapped because their true potential value is not adequately measured or recognized.

ISA Publishes Reactor Measurement and Control book
January 13, 2015

ISA Publishes Reactor Measurement and Control book

Written from a practical perspective, Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control book explains how to improve batch and continuous reactor and control system performance

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ABB publishes brochure on instruments for process recording and control
November 03, 2014

ABB publishes brochure on instruments for process recording and control

Products include process controllers, digital indicators, chart and strip recorders and paperless videographic recorders.

ISA publishes Third edition of Tuning of Industrial Control Systems
August 07, 2014

ISA publishes Third edition of Tuning of Industrial Control Systems

Tuning of Industrial Control Systems simplifies modern control system tuning by eliminating mathematical complexity and addressing the real-world needs of control system technicians.

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April 25, 2014

ISA and MAVERICK Present Control System Migration Webinar

On May 29, 2014, experts will discuss the challenges, problems and common mistakes involved in a process control system migration, and show how using front-end loading (FEL) practices help smooth the migration process.

March 13, 2014

ISA releases InTech Plus app

InTech Plus mobile app for the Apple iPad enables automation professionals to rapidly access, scan and digest a diverse range of technical and educational content.