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Reliability the Keyword at PAS Technology Conference

The PAS Technology Conference is in session May 19-21. PAS bills itself as the “Human Reliability” company, and indeed reliability broadly speaking was a conference theme. This is also a celebration of PAS’s 20th anniversary, and historical references were everywhere. Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO, introduced the Conference Theme of Connecting the Dots by looking […]

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Industrial Process Simulation Design Competition

Companies are trying many methods and programs to get university students involved in manufacturing and production. Here are details of one from Honeywell. Honeywell has launched the annual UniSim Design Challenge, a series of process design competitions which recognize young talent from across three regions: Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). […]

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ODVA Offers Vision of Ethernet in Process Automation

ODVA (originally the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association for historical context) has decidedly discrete manufacturing roots. As it migrated from an emphasis on DeviceNet to Ethernet (and its brand EtherNet/IP), it has also struggled mightily to develop protocols that exploit only commercial off-the-shelf Ethernet chips. It was able to conquer the challenges of Ethernet for real-time […]

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