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PCS 7 saves sequences for Evonik

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Specialty chemical manufacturer simplifies and saves on planned migration of HMIs and I/O from APACS+ to PCS 7 controls

A checklist for upgrading to the latest version PCS 7

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:24:00 -0400

Making the decision to upgrade can be difficult, so check out these tips and common pitfalls to help improve project execution

Logix Matrix saves Dow and users from interlock function block spaghetti code

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:21:00 -0400

Jeff Sibley of Dow Chemical reports on the genesis of Simatic PCS 7 Logic Matrix add-on software tool, and explains how it simplifies and automates interlock programming, enabling quick visualization of process variables and interlock status without requiring users to have extensive coding skills.

Investigation methods for effective research, reporting

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:11:00 -0400

Use keyword search best practices, don’t discount newer content venues, reach out directly to experts, and refine your results

Defcon presentation on cyber security of process sensing

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:09:00 -0400

I will be giving a presentation at Defcon’s ICS Village Saturday July 29 at 2pm on cyber security of process sensing. As I have not attended Black Hat or Defcon before, I am looking forward to the experience.

Amazing things can happen when we have to go beyond the status quo

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:10:00 -0400

Paul Studebaker looks toward the future to evolving technologies, evolved thinking, and the impacts of climate change

ISA white paper helps organizations execute cybersecurity plan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:27:00 -0400

“Industrial Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Sized Businesses” leverages ISA’s knowledge of industrial automation and control systems (IACS) and subject matter expertise in industrial cybersecurity.

B+B SmartWorx carrier-agile SmartStart LTE industrial router

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:54:46 -0400

Aims to address the growing flexibility needs of service providers and OEMs struggling to connect unattended retail terminals and remote devices in third-party locations.

2017 State of Technology: control systems

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:17:00 -0400

The latest trends, technology and implementations are detailed in this new eBook from the editors of Control.

Hoffman SYSPEND 180-MAX modular support arm system

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:32:09 -0400

Allows you to design customized configurations to address workers’ needs without the lead time of a custom ordered solution.

Webinar: FDT & OPC UA empower a single approach to enterprise integration

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:08:00 -0400

Will focus on educating industrial automation end-users and manufacturers about efforts to empower a single enterprise integration platform for secure and managed exchange of performance driven-analytics.

Hydrocarbon leak detection in tank farms

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Wireless leak detection sensors check to see if hydrocarbons are leaking into a tank’s retention pond from overflows, valves, pumps and cracks.

Ransomware: industrial class distraction?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:33:00 -0400

With Petya still threatening PCs around the world, and WannaCry fall-out still lingering, many have called out for immediate action to protect our systems.

Ask the experts: Hydrogen mass flow

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:24:00 -0400

How can we measure hydrogen for custody transfer? Must we cut into the pipe?

Process sensor cyber issues have contributed to catastrophic events

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:18:00 -0400

Compromising process sensors can, and have, contributed to unintentional and malicious cyber events. There is a need to monitor process sensors to validate process conditions and know whether malware or other issues have caused impacts to the process.

Yaskawa America direct drive servo motor

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:42:29 -0400

Delivers from 4 to 35 Nm of torque in a device as small as 2.1” high and 5.3” in diameter (53x135mm).

Axis Communications temperature-alarm cameras

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:52:55 -0400

Easily integrated with existing SCADA architectures, cameras can help users detect and monitor fire, equipment temperatures, leaks and people.

Defined, tailored, protected mobility

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:08:00 -0400

"Mobility means different things. Within a plant, it can mean not being tied to a particular station, and being able to move around. Or, it can mean not being in a plant at all, and accessing applications via tablet PCs and mobile phones off-premises," says Matrix Technologies' Eric Lauber

Digitalization drives Siemens Summit

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:53:00 -0400

The three-day user conference featured keynote addresses, more than 50 end user presentations, training workshops product exhibits.