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- Networking and bus standards in industrial automation
- Are fieldbuses right for biopharma and you?
- The FAT is the problem
Networking that floats all boats
The swell of interest in Ethernet and wireless is raising the level of activity for other fieldbuses and networks, and driving cooperation among various networking and bus standards groups in industrial automation. Our Summer 2006 edition of Industrial Networking features a review of the key networking and fieldbus standards in place that affect your ability to operate an industrial network, along with how they might influence next-generation systems.
Fieldbus in biopharma, Part 1
Part one of this two-part series on fieldbus in biopharma highlights issues associated with the installation of a multiple-fieldbus control system at a pharmaceutical processing facility. The article offers criteria used for assessing the viability of fieldbuses and talks about the implications of the installation for handling an entire manufacturing suite.
Show me the installations
End users are beginning to realize that it's the maintenance and diagnostic information capabilities of field devices that will provide the life cycle savings and justification for installing new bus technologies. However, we must not succumb to the lure of the latest technology just because it is new. Read why.
Is FAT the problem with fieldbus projects?
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