Change: Something that Sports and Manufacturing have in Common

By Control Guru | August 28, 2019

Tuning a production facility’s numerous PID control loops should be standard operating procedure at the start of a new season. It’s well known that PID performance can have a significant impact on production output and efficiency

Pulse is Okay, but Doublet is Better

By Control Guru | July 30, 2019

The Pulse and Doublet tests both allow practitioners to observe the process moving in opposite directions, but which is better?

What are the differences between Industry 4.0, Big Data and the IIoT?

By Control Guru | May 28, 2019

A few buzzwords seem to dominate today’s manufacturing trade press. Big Data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Industry 4.0 are a few of the big ideas that are currently crowding out other topics. Unfortunately, all too often these three terms are being used interchangeably and that routinely results in confusion.

What is data backfilling?

By Control Guru | April 29, 2019

Manufacturing facilities across the process industries are increasing their adoption of plant-wide monitoring and diagnostic solutions. Essentially, they’re seeking to capitalize on existing investments in data as a means of improving production efficiency and throughput. One type of diagnostic solution in particular that is seeing a significant uptick in adoption is Control Loop Performance Monitoring (CLPM) technology.