8 Reasons Staff Augmentation Can Benefit Your Process Plant

Nov 8, 2012 4:06:43 AM | Posted by Paul Galeski

For many process plants, there are three distinct tasks with respect to their control, instrumentation and information systems—otherwise known as the automation system.

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Conflict in the Workplace: What to do When Two Worlds Collide

Nov 6, 2012 5:25:27 AM | Posted by Bruce Brandt


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OEE and Continuous Improvement: Two Peas in a Pod – Part 1

Nov 1, 2012 3:07:54 AM | Posted by John Clemons

When I’m asked the question, “Where should I get started with improvements on the shop floor?” there is not necessarily an easy answer. There are lots of places to start and it can be very complicated.

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Overcoming Network Obfuscation

Oct 30, 2012 5:20:38 AM | Posted by Karl Schrader

Within the field of manufacturing automation, we face hurdles unique to the ways industrial control systems communicate. This often leads to piecemeal approaches to communication architecture development and installation. With a careful approach, legacy communication systems can be converted to higher performing systems, capable of providing connectivity without sacrificing security.

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Seven Reasons to Integrate Your Applications

Oct 25, 2012 3:26:07 AM | Posted by Paul Galeski


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Scoping Automation And Control Projects

Oct 23, 2012 10:00:44 AM | Posted by Shane Hudson


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What You Can Do To Avoid Wrong Turns

Oct 18, 2012 2:20:00 AM | Posted by John Clemons

Everybody makes a wrong turn now and then on a project. Most of the time you can correct the wrong turn and get the project back on track pretty easily. Sometimes it’s a lot harder to get the project back on track and sometimes the project can’t be recovered at all.

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Just Who is the Customer and What Does He Really Want?

Oct 17, 2012 5:24:00 AM | Posted by Robert Henderson

The customer is the individual who pays the bills. The customer is the group that will use the product. The customer is the executive who judges how well the project meets the business needs of the company. We could add more examples to the list, but each of these customers looks at a project slightly differently and judges it in unique ways. As engineers, we must always try to understand these different viewpoints and be responsive to the needs of the various voices that speak for a collective customer. If we do not understand how different stakeholders offering input on a project might be in conflict with each other, we open ourselves up for some nasty surprises.

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