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What is Industry 4.0?

Those in the manufacturing industry have seen a rash of new terminology introduced over the last several years. Among those terms: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0. While these terms may stimulate thoughts of progress and innovation, [...]

2017-06-14T15:52:26+00:00

How to Model a PID Loops

As stated in a previous post, tuning PID controllers is a multi-step process. After you gather your data from your step test, the next step in the process is fitting a model to your Process Data. Fitting a model involves [...]

2017-06-12T15:58:28+00:00

How to Perform a Step Test

Tuning PID controllers is a multi-step process.  While it is important to understand each step in the process, performing the bump test and collecting dynamic data is the most crucial step that generally dictates the outcome.  This post delves [...]

2016-10-19T14:30:17+00:00

When Profits Are Hidden in Plain Sight

While it doesn’t have the ring of ‘Industry 4.0’ or stir the imagination like the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’, control loop performance monitoring technology enables manufacturers to realize their plant’s full profit potential.  Don’t take my word for it - [...]

2016-10-19T14:30:17+00:00

Is the Harris Index Right for Your Loop Assessment Needs?

Predicting the weather is difficult – just ask a meteorologist. Even with the help of advanced analytics few seem to get it right with consistency – just ask any parent who has dealt with an unplanned snow day. In addition to more advanced tools meteorologists rely on basic measures such as Temperature, Wind Speed, and Atmospheric Pressure. Their continued reliance on these simpler metrics provides food for thought.

2016-10-19T14:30:17+00:00