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Process automation system

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 The Invensys Foxboro Evo process automation system includes a high-speed controller, field device management tools, maintenance response center, enterprise historian, 1-n redundancy and cybersecurity hardening. 


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When supply chains are disrupted, the cloud can keep you connected

Unexpected supply chain disruption can cause big problems if all stakeholders aren’t on the same page.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Cloud technology can help companies keep track of inventory, productivity or the availability of alternative suppliers even when disaster strikes.


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FDT approved as national automation standard of China

The approval will allow multinational companies to deploy automation platforms on a global scale.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Adoption of the standard should improve device integration and asset management capabilities.


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ISA urges inclusion of ANSI/ISA99 in national cybersecurity framework

Automation Federation has worked closely with the government in an advisory capacity.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has spearheaded the campaign.


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Five keys for low-temperature valve and fluid automation device selection

When temperatures drop, will your valves and fluid automation devices hold up?
By Shane O'Halloran
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From selection and delivery to operations and maintenance, low temperatures can cause problems for fluid automation devices and valves.


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Cup/tray filling lines

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 Available in single or multiple lanes, Hinds-Bock cup and tray filling lines come with varying levels of automation, ranging from a filling machine to complete automated lines including a denester, film sealer and overcap lidder. 

 


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New ISA99 standard addresses risks of IT cybersecurity solutions

As industrial automation and controls systems become more complex, so do vulnerabilities.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A new security standard describes best practices for implementing cybersecurity solutions.


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ARC Advisory Group announces Industry Forum 2014 agenda

Those responsible for evaluating new technologies and best practices should attend.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The event will feature more than 10 programs and 35 sessions.


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Cybersecurity tech pack now available for download

The pack includes a variety of resources to help operators improve cybersecurity defenses.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Technical papers and two complete reference books are included.


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Case history: Animal crackers get chocolate-covered makeover

When Stauffer’s needed baggers and scales for chocolate enrobing, they travelled to PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
By Shane O'Halloran
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New chocolate-enrobed crackers have been so popular, the baggers and scales run 24 hours a day.


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