Automation industry gears up for a promising turnaround
It just wasn't supposed to be this way. This year was going to be a huge success after a strong 2008. More...
Wireless standard already at work in chemical plant
"The price of running one more signal into our DCS with a wire was so high we looked at wireless," said Didier Auber, plant manager, on Monday at his plant 35 miles northeast of ISA EXPO 2009. More...
Alarms standard like laundry: It's never done
Just like the clothes we wear every day get dirty, and we have to wash, dry, fold, and put away, the process of writing and updating standards is a never-ending one. More...
News from outside the show: One more Volvo suitor …
Volvo is still up for grabs as a U.S.-led group has entered the race to buy the Ford Motor Co. unit. More...
… Mazda wants to hike R&D; forecasts smaller loss
If you call losing money good news, at least Japanese automaker Mazda expects about half the red ink it previously forecast for the fiscal year. More...
… Chrysler Group taps new heads of its brand units
Chrysler Group LLC has named executives to head its newly created Dodge Ram and Dodge Car brands. More...
InTech names innovator award nominees
With the economy at best stalled, companies need to innovate to hit the ground running when the industry starts to pick up. More...
Taking back energy options
There is far too much "political hype" surrounding the energy crisis in the U.S., at least that is what John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy, thinks. More...
RFID solution, cooled enclosure, solar power supply, USB interface, and more More...
Calendar of Events
Control System Cyber Security Conference, Bethesda, Md. http://www.realtimeacs.com.
11-12 NOVEMBER Additional Calendar Events
Automation Fair, Anaheim, Calif. http://www.rockwellautomation.com/events/automationfair/.
ISA Quick Links
The InTech/ISA salary survey found pressure to reduce costs is on the rise and salary levels remain steady. For newcomers, safety knowledge is the top skill beginning automation professionals are lacking. More...
Industrial robots perform repetitive, heavy, dirty, and dangerous tasks. Within the oil and gas industry, robots have been in very specific niche applications where the main driver has been safety, but this trend is now changing. More...
If the future of your business is international, developing international standards will give you a better return on your investment than domestic or regional efforts. Standardization should support your business strategy, otherwise, why bother? More...