The constant-speed approach to AC motors made a lot of sense when energy was cheap and drives technology was in its infancy. With their latest advances, adjustable speed drives can provide one of the best energy efficiency options for a plant.
Companies, already having outsourced a lot of back office functions such as information technology (IT) and human resources management, now are targeting more central business functions, such as accounting and even R&D.
The theme for this years PIP Conference was Changing Times The Common Denominator. With over 140 registered attendees the conference included participants from member, subscriber, and licensee companies as well as other invited guests from the industry.
There is a myth surrounding HART devices that you'll need a device description to communicate with a HART device. Learn why this isn't true and what you do need to know in operating a HART communication device.
Like the 20th Century’s Great Conflict, the first Fieldbus War never really ended. But what will the outcome be this time? This article from CONTROL makes an educated prediction on how the battle may turn out.