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Leveraging Technology to Deal with Disaster

September 21, 2011 9:54 am | by MIKE SCHMIDT, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Industry is wising up to the fact that developing a strong disaster recovery plan is a high priority and leveraging technology is an effective way to achieve it.

Expect the Unexpected

July 5, 2011 6:44 am | by AMY LAWRENCE, Features Editor, | Blogs | Comments

I suffer from Not-Enough-Hours-In-The-Day Syndrome. I barely have enough time during the day for daily maintenance, let alone preventive maintenance.

Don't Become the Laughingstock

June 28, 2011 6:56 am | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

If you’re paying attention to the business/technology/Internet world, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the nefarious hacks that have occurred against an array of targets.


Modbus Gateway Communications Module

June 10, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect introduces its MB-GATEWAY single-port Modbus gateway module that converts Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU.

Field Wireless Device Follows ISA 100.11a

May 17, 2011 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ISA 100.11a standard, according to Yokogawa, presents the following advantages for use in industrial automation: high reliability, suitability for a wide range of applications, improved flexibility and network expandability, and high compatibility with existing wired systems.

What Can Be Gained from the Cloud

May 9, 2011 7:18 am | by MIKE SCHMIDT, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

There are three returns businesses receive due to cloud computing: Increased productivity, easy implementation and the opportunity for IT to focus on strategy.

SCADA Security for Critical Infrastructure

May 5, 2011 9:04 am | by FRANK DICKMAN, Consulting Engineer | Articles | Comments

Utilities should realize that many industrial control networks would benefit from diverse firewalls behind the front-office firewalls and encrypted VPN connectivity.

Compliance Management Tool Transcends Enterprise

May 3, 2011 7:18 am | by RISC Associates | Product Releases | Comments

Compliance automation tools developer RISC Associates has announced the Enterprise Program Manager (EPM), a dashboard-driven compliance and program management tool that transcends departmental silos and provides visibility into all assessments, audits, reviews, and tests throughout the enterprise so that users know whether if they are on target to meet regulatory, corporate, and departmental goals.


The Everest E2000 Windows Thin Client

May 3, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Everest E2000 from Glacier Computer now provides an optional Windows CE Thin Client. The Windows CE Thin Client is a minimal version of Microsoft Windows CE that includes the catalog items necessary to support a remote desktop device — including a constrained shell and Microsoft RDP.

Oil Well Cement Testing & Analysis

May 3, 2011 6:46 am | by Chandler Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Chandler Engineering ® recently released its 7322 HPHT consistometer for testing the thickening time of oil well cements under a variety of downhole pressure and temperature conditions in accordance with API and ISO requirements.

Eliminate the Hassles of Manual Inventory Management

April 27, 2011 5:59 am | by ATEK Products | Product Releases | Comments

ATEK Products’ TankScan ® TS7000 remote level-monitoring system measures levels of chemicals, fuel oil, petroleum and other liquids stored in tanks and sends tank-level data to inventory managers.

Bridging EtherNet & CANopen Networks

March 28, 2011 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Anybus X-gateway CANopen from HMS Industrial Networks enables system integrators to easily transfer I/O data between automation devices on EtherNet/IP and CANopen.

Energy Management & Analysis for Energy-Intensive Industrial Processes

March 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Schneider Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Schneider Electric presents its Production Energy Optimization (PEO) solution, an energy management and analysis tool for energy-intensive industrial processes. The solution reduces energy consumption per unit of production while making it more predictable for forecasting purposes.


Rapidly Deployable Perimeter Security Solution

March 11, 2011 5:24 am | by SightLogix | Product Releases | Comments

Video Security Trailer (VST) from SightLogix is a self-contained rapidly deployable perimeter security solution for temporary or long-term surveillance and is especially applicable to border security applications.

Wireless pH & Temperature Transmitters

March 1, 2011 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA Engineering now offers its UWPH-2-NEMA wireless pH and temperature transmitter to transmit pH, temperature and signal strength in real time.

Smart Grid Communications Support

February 24, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Frontline's NetDecoder™ protocol analyzer tool now has diagnosis and troubleshooting support for Saia-Burgess S-Bus, BACnet and IEC-60870-5-102 communication technologies.

You’re One in an Undecillion

February 16, 2011 7:02 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

Quite unceremoniously, the Internet recently “ran out” of space, but worry not, we'll soon have all we need. Is this a good thing, or are we at risk of burying ourselves in technology?

Wireless Audio Visual Alarm Stations

January 4, 2011 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Detcon's SW-AV1-DV1 and SW-AV1-DV2 wireless audio visual alarm stations can operate continuously in full alarm condition for up to six hours.

Gateway Platform Connects CAN Devices

December 9, 2010 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SYS TEC's sysWORXX IEEE 802.15.4 gateway connects CAN devices over IEEE 802.15.4-based networks.

Equipment Q&A: Water & Wastewater

November 29, 2010 11:55 am | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info speaks with equipment manufacturers about the new products and technology on display at WEFTEC 2010 in New Orleans.

Do Your Homework Before You Go Wireless

November 23, 2010 5:17 am | Articles | Comments

Paul Richards, CEO of Wireless Sensors, and Todd Hansen, Director of Strategic Marketing for Honeywell Sensing & Control, discuss the considerations processors should make prior to installing a wireless sensor system.

Best Practices for Powering Wireless Devices & Avoiding Interference

November 5, 2010 11:10 am | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Todd Hansen, Director of Strategic Marketing at Honeywell Sensing & Control, and Paul Richards, CEO of Wireless Sensors, offer best practices for powering wireless devices & avoiding interference.

Long-Distance Industrial Wireless Transmitter

November 1, 2010 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA Engineering introduces its UWXL industrial wireless transmitters with flexibility for process measurement applications.

Wireless Control for Valves and Actuators at WEFTEC 2010

October 14, 2010 9:23 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

Rotork's PakScan system uses a self-healing mesh network to wirelessly control valves and actuators.

100,000-Count Mobile Multimeter

October 12, 2010 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

AEMC ® ’s new hand-held graphic MTX Mobile Multimeters offer a resolution of 100,000 counts, 0.02 percent basic accuracy and up to a 200-kHz bandwidth.

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