Control Systems

Control systems include the devices, systems, networks, and controls used to operate and/or automate industrial processes. Keeping on top of advances and best practices is paramount.


Programmable Logic Controller

PLC Selection: Beyond IEC 61131 Magic Bullet Claims

Avoid the allure of one-size-fits-all solutions and consider standardization, support and future-proofing for programmable logic controllers.
New Episode

Podcast: Study Reveals Advanced Process Control Can Degrade Operator Skills

Findings, recommendations and interventions to maintain operator skills are explored in this latest Distilled podcast episode

Control Systems: Make The Most Of Migration

Following best practices can minimize risks and expedite implementation of a new control system

Rethink Your Control Valve Servicing

The right approach can cut turnaround time and effort considerably while maintaining reliability



Bedrock Automation Adds Martin To Advisory Board

Feb. 16, 2022
Martin, well-known throughout the industrial automation world for his pioneering applications of control theory to business profitability, will advise Bedrock in its advancement...

New Endress+Hauser Houston Campus Emphasizes Sustainability

Oct. 27, 2021
The new campus is designed with customers in mind and is equipped for training, repair and calibration services.

UT Austin Uses Endress+Hauser PTU For Training Courses

Oct. 20, 2021
Endress+Hauser and the Petroleum Extension (PETEX), a unit of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, announce collaboration efforts for training...

Open Process Automation Forum Welcomes Beckhoff

Jan. 25, 2021
Beckhoff will champion process industry standards as a member of The Open Group.

White Papers: In Depth Research


Special Report: Protect Process Control Systems

Oct. 29, 2014
In the decade before Stuxnet attacked process control systems in Iran, there were just five known supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) vulnerabilities for all control...

The Perils of a DIY Distributed Control System

July 15, 2014
The debate over the virtues of DCS vs. PLC has been ongoing since these two architectures came into existence 40 years ago. For certain industries, a distributed control system...

No More Risky Business With Virtual Patching

Sept. 21, 2012
Patching process control system software to remove security vulnerabilities is fraught with risk. System issues can be the result of installing a patch, but a system is also vulnerable...

No More Tears for Control System Migration

Aug. 29, 2012
While upgrading process control systems is vital to maintaining a plant’s performance, the migration process often brings confusion and frustration for customers. See how Honeywell...

MTP Makes Modular Manufacturing Easier

Oct. 11, 2021
Time to market is expedited and costs are cut when a common, open standard is applied.

Refinery Reduces Octane Giveaway

Sept. 28, 2021
Teaming an online analyzer with next-generation APC markedly trims reformer output variability

Cybersecurity: Industry Raises Its Shield

Sept. 13, 2021
Efforts expand to fend off cybersecurity threats

Control Systems: Plant Benefits From Augmented Remote Operations

Sept. 6, 2021
First commercial implementation of prepackaged system showcases its value