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Emerson Process Innovation Center Open House

An international gathering of media and dignitaries (including yours truly) witnessed the grand opening of Emerson Process Management’s Emerson Innovation Center – Process Systems and Solutions in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin on Jan. 30. Dignitaries at the grand opening included Texas Governor Rick Perry and Dell CEO Michael Dell. This 282,000-square-foot, nearly $70 million facility […]

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Process Safety Workbench from Rockwell

Here is another of a number of new releases from Rockwell Automation that I’m picking up during Automation Fair in Houston. My process automation briefing included a description of this new product which will enhance configuring process safety applications. AADvance Workbench 2.0 is suited for applications that require a flexible architecture, distributed safety and mixed […]

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PI NA Annual Meeting-Profi Industrial Networks

The 19th annual general annual meeting of PI North America in Phoenix wrapped up on Thursday September 26. Michael Bryant, executive director, remarked that plans for a 20th anniversary celebration next yea are already in the works. In his opening remarks, Bryant pointed to independent analysts who anoint leading market positions in North America to […]

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Industrial Communications Foundations Discuss Potential Merger

This is a merger that is not totally surprising, given that the two organizations have significant overlapping membership. Plus one organization is in the midst of a leadership change. On the other hand, there is little overlap in technology and application. So this, if it comes off, will be interesting. The Fieldbus Foundation and the […]

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Invensys President and CEO Mike Caliel

Invensys Foxboro Triconex User Conference, Process Automation

A good turnout of customers greeted Invensys (Foxboro and Triconex) executives this week as the company celebrated the 30th anniversary of Triconex and the launch of Foxboro Evo—the new generation of process automation & control operationalizing the InFusion vision. I might as well begin with what is on most people’s minds—the pending acquisition by Schneider […]

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