The online resource of Control Magazine. – https://www.controlglobal.com
  • 2022 Readers' Choice Awards (2022/01/20 19:48)
    Control magazine readers vote for their preferred suppliers in more than 80 process control and instrumentation technology categories
  • Unibloc Pump buys Standard Pump (2022/01/20 00:32)
    Unibloc Pump reported Jan. 5 that it's continuing to grow its family of hygienic flow control brands by acquiring Standard Pump, which is also located in near Atlanta, Ga. This is the second acquisition in four months for Unibloc.
  • Engineering for assurance yields Coriolis leadership (2022/01/19 22:25)
    A Q&A with Andy Dudiak, president, Flow Measurement, Emerson
  • Control System Cyber Incidents Are Real and Current Prevention and Mitigation Strategies Are Not Working (2022/01/19 20:32)

    There have been almost 12 million control system cyber incidents globally across all sectors resulting in more than 1,500 deaths, and more than $90BillionUS in direct damage. Our article, “Control System Cyber Incidents Are Real—and Current Prevention and Mitigation Strategies Are Not Working”, has been published in the January issue of IEEE Computer magazine. This article adds focus to the January 5th IEEE-led meeting on the lack of cyber security in process sensors in any industry cyber security standard. Additionally, the NATO article, “Guide for Protecting Industrial Automation and Control Systems Against Cyber Incidents” by Vytautas Butrimas also focused on control systems. Compare these control system efforts to US critical infrastructure protection efforts which have not addressed the unique aspects of insecure control system devices. Now recognize that Russia, China, Iran, and others are aware of these shortcomings. Hopefully, we will respond accordingly.


  • Visibility key to Log4j response (2022/01/18 22:17)
    Open-source logging vulnerability renews software supply chain concerns
  • Omlox standard unifies positioning, coordinates real-time location services (2022/01/17 21:59)
    Where is the damned thing!?! It's an eternal cry—no doubt uttered during every human endeavor. It's relieved when each much-needed tool, part, workpiece or other crucial item is found, but what's often overlooked is all the time and effort wasted looking for them again and again.
  • Powersafe Medium Voltage Thermal System (2022/01/17 19:48)
    Watlow launched the Powersafe medium voltage thermal system, a fully integrated heating and control solution that is a safe, reliable and clean replacement for fossil fuel alternatives in process equipment.
  • Cyber security podcast – Cyber security is more than just IT incidents (2022/01/17 04:28)

    Following my December 7, 2021 presentation to the ICDF2C 2021 Conference in Singapore, I did an interview with Jane Lo – “Cyber security is more than just IT incidents”.  The interview can be found at https://ed.gr/duvgj

  • ABB Motion drives efficient future (2022/01/14 23:43)
    Stresses energy-efficiency movement partners and solutions to thwart climate change
  • Distributed Systems and Critical Infrastructure Protection course at University of Missouri Science and Technology (2022/01/14 07:20)

    Starting January 18, 2022, I will be a guest speaker for Dr. George Markowsky’s course on Distributed Systems and Critical Infrastructure Protection. I will be providing 2 lectures and feedback on class projects. In preparation for the course, I went back to a short course Jeff Dagle from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and I gave at the March 18, 2009 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition in Seattle. I had expected that I could use some of the pictures but would have to update the verbiage. However, with few exceptions, the verbiage was still valid. What does that say about the state of control system cyber security? Dr. Markowsky and I hope to use the course to improve the state of critical infrastructure protection. For further information, please contact Dr. George Markowsky at markov@mst.edu.

  • TRP Pelton Wheel High-Temp turbine flowmeter (2022/01/13 23:38)
    TRP Pelton Wheel High-Temp turbine flowmeter is specifically designed to monitor and control the cooling and process efficiency of high and ultra-high temperature oil used in heating and cooling circuits. With accuracy of 2.5% and repeatability of 0.5%, this meter provides cost-effective measurement of oil volume flow rates, even in...
  • New user interface for SmartTank (2022/01/13 23:34)
    New user interface for SmartTank wireless tank monitoring system enables private fleet operators, wholesalers and distributors to proactively manage inventories and maximize delivery efficiencies. The portal presents key indicators and market insights in an interactive business intelligence dashboard with a visual snapshot of critical information that includes low-level tanks, demand...
  • ECO 2 power supplies (2022/01/13 23:31)
    ECO 2 power supplies maximize space in control cabinets, while providing a high efficiency rating up to 90%. These cost-effective units come with Wago’s Push-In Cage Clamp technology for reliable connections, and are equipped with orange integrated levers, allowing for a tool-free installation experience. Also included are LED indicators, DC O.K.
  • AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms electromagnetic flowmeter (2022/01/13 23:29)
    AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms electromagnetic flowmeter helps to identify leaks 10 times faster than the market standard in an industry where every drop counts. Mobile communications connectivity over 4G LTE and NBIOT networks enables the flowmeter to supply near real-time data for smart and precise water management—onsite and remotely.
  • Type J and Type K thermocouple extension wire (2022/01/13 23:26)
    Expanded selection of cut-to-length Type J and Type K thermocouple extension wire helps maintain signal integrity when thermocouple signals are required to travel long distances to reach operating instrumentation or PLC input cards. The new wire additions include 20 AWG and 16 AWG sizes with two conductors in shielded or...
  • MicroAI Security (2022/01/13 23:22)
    MicroAI Security features an embedded AI algorithm that can detect, alert and visualize cybersecurity intrusions in real-time, and runs directly on edge and endpoint-connected devices. The algorithm teaches connected devices to self-monitor, and provide alerts when anomalous behavior is identified.
  • Two new I/O modules for Opto 22 groov EPIC (2022/01/13 23:19)
    Two new I/O modules for Opto 22‘s groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller are the GRV-IVAPM-3 for Category III three-phase AC power monitoring up to 600 VAC and GRV-MM1001-10 for universal I/O sensing and control. These new module options allow the collection and transport of power and energy data, machine...
  • DXMR90 industrial controller (2022/01/13 23:14)
    DXMR90 industrial controller consolidates incoming sensor signals and provides direct visibility of active processes, detects opportunities for specific productivity improvements, and enables advanced predictive maintenance capabilities to prevent costly unexpected downtime. It converts Modbus RTU signals to Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet I/P or Profinet, and it communicates with devices that use...
  • Oprex Managed Services –Cloud edition (2022/01/13 23:10)
    Oprex Managed Services –Cloud edition– supports remote monitoring and maintenance of OT/IT field assets using a cloud platform provided by Yokogawa. By visualizing information on each device's performance, reliability, and security for the entire plant system, the solution helps minimize unexpected plant shutdowns.
Provides insight and guidance for plant design and process optimization. – https://www.chemicalprocessing.com
Provides information on automation, electrical systems, mechanical operations and maintenance. – https://www.plantengineering.com
The News is a weekly magazine for HVACR contractors. – https://www.achrnews.com
Great for facilities and HVAC. – http://www.facilitiesnet.com/MS/
Focuses on overhead, underground, operations, automation developments, safety, and training for the transmission and distribution segments of the electric utility industry. – http://www.tdworld.com
Plant performance, reliability, efficiency and management. – https://www.plantservices.com
Provides industry news and information for engineers in electronics test and measurement across several industries. – https://www.edn.com/design/test-and-measurement
Covers the National Electrical Code, power quality, motors and controllers, lighting and more. – http://www.ecmweb.com
Resources for industrial automation, process control and instrumentation. – https://www.automation.com
Control Engineering is a magazine for engineers in all industries who buy, specify, design and maintain automation, control and instrumentation devices, networks, systems, and software for automated process, manufacturing, and hybrid solutions. – http://www.controlengeurope.com
  • Display for hospital air disinfection system (2022/01/18 18:39)

    Compromised air quality in hospitals can increase the severity of infections in patients and negatively impact staff. According to significant research articles, over 35% of infections can be transmitted through the air. These types of infections can leave particles suspended in the air for extended periods of time.
  • Achieving quick ‘green’ wins from steam systems (2022/01/18 12:43)

    As businesses rise to an increasingly complex set of energy and sustainability challenges, the need for sustainable solutions is greater than ever. Michael Hyde offers some insight into what can be done today to optimise steam systems.
  • Digital transformation returns step-change in efficiency (2022/01/18 12:27)

    To illuminate a process black hole, reduce environmental impact and achieve a 10% boost in Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), the Princes Group has undergone a digital transformation.
  • Adding dynamism to robotic drives (2022/01/17 16:04)

    maxon has introduced a frameless BLDC motor with matching encoder for use in dynamic applications.
  • Inductive sensors with analogue output and IO-Link (2022/01/17 15:55)

    Inductive proximity sensors in the new IF60xx range from ifm electronic offer compatibility with existing installations and additional functionality that provides benefits in new applications.
  • Operating on a different level with AVEVA Operations Control (2021/12/16 18:14)

    AVEVA Operations Control, offered through AVEVA Flex, delivers added value no matter your organization's size. The subscription package gives access to industrial operations management software that's scalable according to your needs, allowing for flexibility and agility in a fast-changing marketplace. These comprehensive subscriptions enable a set of software applications that empower teams to improve operations, performance, safety, quality, and profitability. Check out the e-Book.

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