• In January’s CONTROL Magazine:
Why End Users Choose Who They Do
Process automation end users are very risk averse and they have very finely tuned superheterodyne *bleep* detectors. CONTROL’s Walt Boyes comments.
The Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
CONTROL’s Walt Boyes presents the annual report on the readership’s selections for best products and service in all of process automation. This unique survey is done without any bias or influence, and is the benchmark branding survey in the process automation industry.
Control System Migration
Control’s Dan Hebert shows that migration from your old control system to a new one is as an inevitable as death and taxes. But, unlike dying and paying taxes, you will be better off after a control system migration than before. The key to minimizing the pain is to abide by control system migration best practices culled from recent interviews with a host of our readers.
ABCs of XML, part 3
Cascade Controls CEO John Sever continues his series on the basics of XML for automation professionals.
Enclosures and Industrial Computers
Control’s Jim Montague casts an eye on enclosures and industrial computers, and how they stand up to the hardships of the plant floor.
Product Lifecycle Stewardship
Control’s Mike Spear looks at the recent European regulations concerning construction and materials of electrical and electronic devices, and talks about what this means for global end users.
• Also in January’s CONTROL:
What’s New at ControlGlobal.com?
CONTROL’s Rick Pedraza gives you a clue to all the great stuff we’ve loaded up the website with for January and beyond.
Lipták on Distillation, part two
Control’s own Béla Lipták provides a continuing tutorial on distillation control.
Lower Your Costs!
Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE finds out that you can lower your energy costs through proper alarm management!
On the Bus!
Rezabek on Fieldbus!
Fieldbus info from the source! Pioneering Foundation Fieldbus User and CONTROL Contributing Editor, John Rezabek provides analysis and commentary.
Seeds With Teeth!
Control’s Jim Montague muses, “Microloan programs are transforming some Third World areas, and recently won one organizer the Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe it’s time to think up some new incentive programs for individuals and teams to make more and better innovations in process control applications. Small amounts of seed money to fund experimental projects could generate huge returns.”
Bringing It All Back Around.
CONTROL’s Keith Larson expounds on a burning issue in process automation.
Ask the Experts!
The Very Best Question
CONTROL’s Béla Lipták selects the best question and answer from the web exclusive feature to be printed in the magazine. The person whose question is selected wins a prize. So save the consulting fee and go to www.controlglobal.com and ask an expert.
Control Systems and Controllers
Roundup: Flow Instrumentation
The Control Staff produces a roundup of flowmeters and instrumentation that will help you solve a process problem or two.
Focus on Drives and Motor Controls
New, actionable and eminently useful stuff that will help you keep the lights on and motors turning. CONTROL gives you a page of useful resources to work with.
All the Products We Have Room to Print
New, actionable and eminently useful stuff. CONTROL gives you a whole department full of tasty new products and services.
PLUS, LOTS OF UNIQUE, ACTIONABLE CONTENT FOR YOU ON WWW.CONTROLGLOBAL.COM!