Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:53
Here's a very slick video called Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme, produced by engineers at the University of Pennsylvania. At its conclusion is a link to another video in which they tell us how they did it.
Our story WirelessHART Keeps Equipment Connected to the DCS talks about there is no need for wires for control of skid-mounted equipment. A portable single-use bioreactor makes effective use of WirelessHART. Tell us about your thoughts on using WirelessHART for control.
We've added open connectivity to our machines via an Ethernet port on our industrial PC. Now, some of our customers are inquiring about wireless connectivity to pull some operating data from places that would be cost-prohibitive with a wired solution. There are many "standards" on the wireless side.
The ISA100 Standards Committee on Wireless Systems for Automation has approved industry standard, ISA100.11a, Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications. The approval, by 81% of the voting members of the committee including 23 of the 24 end-user members, follows two rounds of balloting and refinements...
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Tue, 03/24/2009 - 10:11
As we've monitored the progress that wireless technology had made in discrete automation applications---and there hasn't been a lot of it---it appears that the discrete crowd is reluctant to get very far into it until the wireless standards mess that's been accummulating in process automation begins to sort itself out.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 08/16/2007 - 17:32
If you visit our white paper library you know we try to hold high standards regarding what we let in there, particularly when it comes to vendor-authored stuff. I estimate we actually reject two-thirds to three-quarters of the papers that get subitted for consideration, because they're either a waste of...