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May 6, 2021 @ 8:47 am

Solutions spotlight: Calibration requirements demystified

When it comes to instrument calibration, people don't always understand what terms mean, and terms don't always mean what people understand them to mean. In this episode, editor in chief Keith Larson is joined by Robert Jennings, repair and calibration manager at Endress+Hauser's Gulf Coast Campus, for an in-depth discussion of the key points of calibration.

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March 29, 2021 @ 11:31 am

Solutions Spotlight: Innovations in ultrasonics

In this podcast episode, Control editor in chief Keith Larson is joined by Dawn Massa Stancavish, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Massa Products Corp. to discuss applications for ultrasonic and electroacoustic technologies over the years, and how Massa is providing custom innovations for unique applications.

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March 15, 2021 @ 9:31 am

Solutions spotlight: Phillips 66 modernizes DCS in face of pandemic

In the midst of a multi-year migration of its legacy Honeywell DCSs to the latest Experion virtualized environment when the pandemic hit, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J., took on the challenge to see through the migration. In this episode, Control Publisher Keith Larson is joined by Dr. Patrick Robinson, team lead for Process Controls & Modeling at Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery. Robinson explains how the company was not only able to remotely monitor operations, but also keep the migration project on track and under budget with the help of Honeywell.

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March 8, 2021 @ 7:53 am

Solutions spotlight: FDT Group standard evolves to support IIoT

With the number of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) use cases growing and multi-network automation environments adding complexity, the FDT Group has evolved its international standard to accommodate. 

In this episode, Keith Larson is joined by Glenn Schulz, managing director of the FDT Group, to discuss the challenges of today's environment and how FDT 3.0 is helping users integrate and manage the complexity. 

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March 1, 2021 @ 11:53 am

Solutions spotlight: New frontiers in smart instrumentation

Years ago, most instrumentation communication capabilities were limited, starting and stopping at a single process variable configured to a loop. Smart instrumentation was only a concept until more recently. Today, smart instrumentation devices can provide more data and functionality than most of us realize.

In this episode of Control Amplified: The Process Automation Podcast, editor in chief Keith Larson and Joe Incntri, director of marketing for the Americas, Krohne, talk about the ongoing evolution of smart instrumentation and how Krohne onboard intelligence and communication capabilities make for safer, more reliable and more efficient industry.

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February 19, 2021 @ 10:27 am

Industry 4.0 for all: The democratization of smart manufacturing

Manufacturers both small and large have faced several bumps along the road to the fourth Industrial Revolution. While we talk about Industry 4.0 and its benefits, many have found that they're stuck in pilot purgatory, unable to scale the innovations they've tested.

In this episode, Control magazine editor in chief Keith Larson speaks with John Dyck, CEO of CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, to discuss some of the persistent roadblocks to digital transformation that exist today, and how CESMII is aiming to help eliminate them, democratizing digital transformation in the process. 

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October 5, 2020 @ 11:33 am

Solutions spotlight: From industrial automation to industrial autonomy

Control magazine editor in chief Keith Larson and Dr. Tsuyoshi (Ted) Abe, senior vice president and head of the Marketing Headquarters at Yokogawa, talk about the ongoing transition that is underway—from industrial automation to industrial autonomy, and what that means for the future of the process industries.

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August 24, 2020 @ 7:44 am

Solutions spotlight: The future of manufacturing & continued importance of automation

Half a year into in the global COVID-19 pandemic, Control magazine editor in chief Keith Larson and Maverick Technologies’ founder Paul Galeski discuss the future of automation in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of automation personnel going forward.

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July 6, 2020 @ 7:09 am

Solutions spotlight: Take steps to ensure safety system readiness

Programmable electronic systems have long been used to provide added layers of risk reduction for potentially hazardous industrial processes. But how can you ensure that your safety instrumented system (SIS)—which, by design, spends most of its time doing nothing—will respond properly when called upon? Or, nearly as frustratingly, make sure it doesn’t erode productivity and throughput with spurious shutdowns? Instrumentation is, after all, the SIS’ middle name, notes Howard Siew, chemical industry manager for Endress+Hauser. In this Solutions Spotlight episode of the Control Amplified podcast, Control publisher Keith Larson is joined by Siew and Thomas Fritz, global safety consultant also at Endress+Hauser, to discuss the range of technologies and strategies now available to make sure your instruments support productivity while protecting workers and production assets as well as the surrounding community and environment.

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June 15, 2020 @ 9:19 am

Introducing: Automation Chat

In this new podcast, Theresa Houck, executive editor of The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetwork magazine, talks with industrial automation leaders, executives, practitioners and other subject matter experts to get their insights about technologies and trends affecting manufacturing and industrial automation professionals every day. Theresa speaks with experts about topics like digital transformation, analytics and information management, networks and security, motion control, and much more.

Automation Chat is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and most podcasting apps.

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