Posts Tagged ‘PLC’
What is a Distributed Control System?
In a recent blog post we paid tribute to Dick Morley and his pivotal contribution to the process automation industry: the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Since the PLC and Distributed Control System (DCS) are both instrumental in controlling complex production processes, people occasionally use the two terms interchangeably. While the two are related, their applications are notably different.Read More
Dick Morley and the Story of the PLC
It’s been a few months since Dick Morley passed away. While a younger generation of engineers may be unfamiliar with Morley’s work, those that work in production environments are most certainly beneficiaries of his invention of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)…Read More
The Power of the FOPDT Model
If you’re a parent, then chances are you’ve encountered this dilemma: It’s the day after your son or daughter’s birthday and you’re now faced with the job of assembling gifts provided by friends and family. You can either ‘wing it’ with the hope of constructing each toy quickly or you can hunker down and follow the manufacturer’s step-by-step instructions. While ignoring the instructions and following your intuition seems like the faster option, most experienced parents know that those instructions represent a speedier solution which ultimately results in a happier child.Read More
What Options Exist for Tuning Emerson DeltaV Controllers?
Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) dominates much of North America’s process manufacturing market and beyond. For good reason engineers routinely rank it among the top supervisory control platforms globally. And while DeltaV has proven its capabilities as a comprehensive DCS platform other technologies have extended its overall application value in industrial arenas ranging from basic materials and chemicals to power and paper. It’s no surprise that some of those technologies come from innovative third parties.Read More
February 25, 2016 – Control Station Continues International Expansion with European Office
October 20, 2015 – Control Station Leads Category for Control Loop Diagnostics and Optimization Solutions
PlantESP and LOOP-PRO Selected as Finalists for 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards October 20, 2015 – Control Station today announced that PlantESP™ and LOOP-PRO™ have been selected as finalists for the…Read More
What Is a Set Point Filter?
Names – like looks – can be deceiving. While jumbo shrimp are big relative to other shrimp there’s very little about them that could be considered gargantuan. So there should be no surprise to learn that in the realm of process control a Set Point Filter has nothing to do with filtering noise within a control loop’s data.Read More
Mr. Beauregard brings valuable and hands-on experience to both the classroom and Control Station’s Research & Development initiatives. His efforts in advancing the Company’s LOOP-PRO™ Product Suite were recognized with…Read More
September 9, 2014 Integrated Tuning Solution Supports All Industrial Controllers, Incorporates Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Integrated Tuning Solution Supports All Industrial Controllers, Incorporates Advanced Diagnostic Tools September 9, 2014 Control Station today announced the latest release of its award-winning process modeling and PID controller tuning…Read More
March 27, 2014 – Portfolio Of Manufacturing Efficiency Technologies Expanded With DeltaV Edition
New Software Offering Enhances ROA for Customers of Leading DCS Platform March 27, 2014 Control Station today announced the expansion of its award-winning PID controller tuning suite with the introduction…Read More