2013

PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

ConnectorSupplier.com – December 2013

PCB terminals featuring quick connection technology are the ideal alternative to standard connection technologies, due to more efficient and intelligent wiring. Thanks to the faster assembly times and lower costs, the use of quick connection technology will only become more popular among device manufacturers.

Hydrocarbon Cyber Security: A New Way of Industrial Life

Hydrocarbon Cyber Security: A New Way of Industrial Life

Upstream Pumping Solutions – December 2013

The increased risk of cyber threats brings network security to the forefront for control engineers and plant managers.

Cyber Security 101 for Transit Agencies

Cyber Security 101 for Transit Agencies

Mass Transit – November 2013

Aggressive cyber attacks mean transit agencies need to protect themselves from harm and employee error.

Protecting industrial PCs: Early discovery and containment with CIFS monitoring

Protecting industrial PCs: Early discovery and containment with CIFS monitoring

ECN – November 2013

Many industrial PCs are currently running older and unsupported operating systems; that number will jump significantly in April 2014 when Windows XP becomes officially unsupported. CIFS offers a number of technical and process-related advantages to monitor and protect these critical devices.

Wireless Technology for Remote Monitoring

Wireless Technology for Remote Monitoring

Pumps & Systems – October 2013

With increasing copper cable costs and the strengthened reliability of wireless communication, this technology’s use is on the rise.

More with less, fewer and smaller

More with less, fewer and smaller

Control Engineering – October 2013

The footprint of control equipment—the number of devices, physical size, and energy consumption—is getting smaller. Three companies offer observations on where technologies are headed in the server room and individual control cabinet.

Leveraging IT Technology for Industrial Controls Applications

Leveraging IT Technology for Industrial Controls Applications

Automation.com – September 2013

It is clear that the further fusion of the office network and the automation network is inevitable. To this end, it is important to understand the vital link between these networks and how to quickly and easily accomplish this link.

Four-Pair Solution for the Future: Profinet Cabling for Extended Plant Concepts

Four-Pair Solution for the Future: Profinet Cabling for Extended Plant Concepts

Cable Assembly Supplier – September 2013

Industrial Ethernet is very successfully used in the automation environment to establish communication between devices. Now, technology like the new four-pair Profinet cables can address more demanding plant and system concepts and provide a technology that is fit for the future.

String-level Monitoring: An essential tool for reliable PV operation & maintenance

String-level Monitoring: An essential tool for reliable PV operation  maintenance

North American Clean Energy – September 2013

The evaluation of PV plant performance at the string level has become an effective tool in the validation of solar installation performance and the rapid diagnostics of plant faults, lowering operational costs, maximizing solar plant yield, and ensuring the maximum rate of return on solar investments.

3 ways to know it is time for an automation upgrade

3 ways to know it is time for an automation upgrade

Control Engineering – August 2013

Figuring out the right time to update your control system can be difficult. The following factors determine if the time is right. Three reasons show why ‘It works fine’ isn’t fine anymore. A fourth consideration may lift any final objections.

Real-time detection and analysis of lightning risks in wind turbines

Real-time detection and analysis of lightning risks in wind turbines

Windpower Engineering & Development – August 2013

With their extreme height and open-air locations, wind turbine systems are at high risk for damage from lightning strikes.

Phoenix Contact: Building teamwork is building success

Phoenix Contact: Building teamwork is building success

Plant Engineering – August 2013

Phoenix Contact has put a strong emphasis on team building and making their fellow workers their greatest resource

Identify the Network Threat

Identify the Network Threat

Industrial Networking – August 2013

Effective Security Has to Keep Its Firewalls Up, but It Also Must Track Down and Eliminate Internal Menaces

Bridging safety onto automation networks

Bridging safety onto automation networks

Plant Engineering – June 2013

Incorporating safety into an automation network increases flexibility and reduces complex wiring. This, however, may require special training for safety software engineers

Wireless network: Field testing benefits

Wireless network: Field testing benefits

Control Engineering – May 2013

Technology Update: Before installing industrial wireless equipment, careful testing can prevent many potential problems down the road and reduce troubleshooting time following an installation.

Innovative Infrastructure Begins With Basic Building Blocks

Innovative Infrastructure Begins With Basic Building Blocks

Utility Products - April 2013

Upgrade measuring and metering devices quickly and safely with pluggable connection solutions for current and voltage transformers.

How to Choose Wireless Industrial Components

How to Choose Wireless Industrial Components

Control Engineering - April 2013

For Industrial Wireless Networks, Choosing The Best Accessories Helps Ensure A High-Quality Wireless Network. Most Problems In Newly Installed Wireless Networks Result From Poorly Chosen Or Poor-Quality Accessories. Don’t Make Selection Of Wireless Accessories An Afterthought.

Going Wireless: Water Authority Installs Remote Monitoring System

Going Wireless: Water Authority Installs Remote Monitoring System

WaterWorld - March 2013

A water authority in Pennsylvania needed to automate communication from its remote wells and pump stations to meet new EPA rules.

Wireless Communication on Offshore Platforms

Wireless Communication on Offshore Platforms

Upstream Pumping Solutions - February 2013

WirelessHART and WLAN technologies are well suited for use in harsh offshore applications.

Legacy Communication System Upgrades

Legacy Communication System Upgrades

Pumps and Systems - January 2013

Changing from serial- to Ethernet-based communication is an increasingly popular trend.

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