CERN Large Hadron Collider instrumental in medical and automation developments

  It is almost unbelievable that systems like LabView, PXI and NI FlexRio hardware could become an important and integral part of a CERN-developed treatment for cancer. CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) made history over the past few years when it fired up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), probing the fundamental structure of […]

Integrating data from different sources

  Using open architectures with flexible structures based on internet technologies to integrate information from a wide variety of different sources. Data relating to process equipment and components is generated throughout the lifecycle of a plant. Where data generated in one phase of the plant lifecycle (e.g. during procurement) is required in another phase (e.g. […]

Two industrial worlds have merged

Traditionally, the worlds of PLC, motion control and control technology on one hand, with measurement technology and “lab applications” on the other, have diverged when it comes to data entry and processing in an industrial environment. Yet divergence always means having to use additional interfaces, which leads to restrictions on efficiency and operating convenience. But […]

Protect your assests

 Make sure you understand the do’s and don’ts of process safety, including safety instrumented systems, PLC redundancy, fieldbus technology, field devices, standards and employee skills. Changes in technology have led to a variety of recent developments in process safety, with many suppliers releasing new systems that depart from the past significantly. These do’s and don’ts […]