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JUNE 2016 – CLPM DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF PLANT-WIDE OPTIMIZATION

JUNE 2016 – CLPM: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF PLANT-WIDE OPTIMIZATION

Petrochemical manufacturers experience unique challenges when it comes to maintaining effective regulatory control.  As practitioners know, the dynamics of petrochemical processes are complex.  From the volatility of batch reactions and…

APRIL 2016 – IIOT POISED TO DELIVER BETTER DATA

APRIL 2016 – IIOT POISED TO DELIVER BETTER DATA

Our President and CEO, Dennis Nash, was quoted in a recent magazine article. The article covers the up and coming Industrial Internet of Things(IIOT). Dennis provides insight on how IIOT…

FEBRUARY 2016 – OPTIMIZING THE FUTURE BY LEVERAGING THE PAST

FEBRUARY 2016 – OPTIMIZING THE FUTURE BY LEVERAGING THE PAST

The data historian has evolved. Since its introduction in the 1980s, the historian has transitioned from a simple repository of production data to a treasure trove of operational and business…

FEBRUARY 2016 – HOW AN AUTO PARTS MANUFACTURER CUT CYCLE TIMES

FEBRUARY 2016 – HOW AN AUTO PARTS MANUFACTURER CUT CYCLE TIMES

The process industry’s objectives are simple: increase efficiency and throughput. Some process manufacturers are increasing productivity through technological innovations. Segments such as oil and gas and power have invested in…

SUMMER 2015 – ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL MPC BENEFITS FROM NEW BREED OF REGULATORY TECHNOLOGIES

SUMMER 2015 – ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL: MPC BENEFITS FROM NEW BREED OF REGULATORY TECHNOLOGIES

The market for advanced process control solutions is large and growing, and it’s doing so for good reason.  Demand among process manufacturers for improved production control and efficiency is tireless. …

JANUARY 2013 – PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE EMBRACES ANALYTIC

JANUARY 2013 – PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE EMBRACES ANALYTIC

What is the state of the art in asset reliability? Consider a typical production plant. The human machine interface (HMI) graphics flash like a stoplight: red, yellow, and green. Performance…

DECEMBER 2012 – LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE WHEN IMPLEMENTING CONDITION MONITORING

DECEMBER 2012 – LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE WHEN IMPLEMENTING CONDITION MONITORING

For predictive maintenance, systems can be in a variety of conditions, and the many components within that system must be monitored to predict successfully whether those conditions indicate continued operation…

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NOVEMBER 2011 – A POWERFUL MIGRATION OPTION FOR PID TUNING

Now that Rockwell Automation no longer offers RSTune and RSLoop Optimizer, customers have a compelling option through the company’s partner program. The Rockwell Automation Encompass’s Product Partner program offers a…

OCTOBER 2011 – LEADERS UNDER 40 CONTROL ENGINEERING CLASS OF 2011

OCTOBER 2011 – LEADERS UNDER 40, CONTROL ENGINEERING CLASS OF 2011

This generation of manufacturing automation and controls leaders includes 19 young professionals excelling in control system design and teaching others about the fun in engineering, while resolving local and global…