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Evolution in Process: From DCS and PLC to Hybrid Systems

In the early days of process automation control, a plant manager had two basic choices: distributed control systems (DCSs), or Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Though they performed similar functions, the two were very different, and each had their own advantages and disadvantages. In the end, there was always a price you paid for either.

Process Challenges & What Lies Ahead

Process industries face exciting opportunities in today’s economy, but important challenges as well. New technologies are creating possibilities for unprecedented efficiency, consistency and quality, which can translate into faster growth and greater profit. But these same changes are also creating greater competition, forcing new pressures to cut costs and streamline operations.

Batch Processing Standards

Before the advent of industry-accepted standards for batch processing, every batch facility operated in a silo. There were as many different ways to structure and run a batch as there were facilities around the world. Standards such as ISA-S88 and ISA-S95 have literally changed the face of process industries, providing important structures and best practices for manufacturers.

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