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Control System Integrators Association Conference announces 2014 dates

CSIA’s conference is expected to draw more than 400 control system integration professionals from the US, Canada, Latin America and abroad.
March 12, 2014

Experts and members will speak on a variety of topics in 20 informational sessions.


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ISA to introduce Process Automation Boot Camp for non-maintenance personnel

The program will make its 2014 debut during the week of Monday, March 31, 2014 at ISA headquarters.
March 12, 2014

The program is designed for non-maintenance personnel with little or no background in the field of process measurement and control.


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FDA includes ISA/IEC 62443 on recognized consensus standards list

Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework.
March 5, 2014
Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework
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AIOE releases OEE Opportunity Calculator to track productivity gains

OEE is a commonly adopted KPI, and companies should continue to look for productivity improvement opportunities even after its adoption.
February 26, 2014

Understanding the relationship between OEE and improvement is essential.


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What you need to know about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The industrial automation industry could be on the verge of a new era of highly efficient, flexible and customizable mass production.
February 26, 2014
A new trend toward flexibility and customization in manufacturing is emerging.
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Rockwell endorses new National Cybersecurity Framework

They say the voluntary framework includes input from a diverse group of industry stakeholders.
February 12, 2014
They say the voluntary framework includes input from a diverse group of industry stakeholders.
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Growth of wireless technology creates security risks for manufacturers

The bring-your-own-device movement means networks can lack adequate security.
February 12, 2014

Several options for wireless networking are currently available, and process industry-specific options are gaining more widespread adoption.


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Make it easy to do business with your company, and track the proof

Though most distributors pride themselves on their customer service, few can back it up with data.
February 12, 2014

Confusion over who in the company owns the customer relationship is a major obstacle.


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Vegetable processor improves productivity and capacity of canning operation with a fully automated retort room

Far less labor is required in the new high-efficiency system.
January 24, 2014
Due to the processing’s seasonal nature, 24 hour per day, seven day per week uptime is required.
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ISA to develop new mission-critical professional certification program

The new program is part of a $23 million grant from the Department of Labor to prepare workers for careers in “mission-critical operations.”
January 24, 2014

ISA’s program will focus on industrial operations, a point of focus for many food and beverage processors.


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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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