Experion® PKS helps customers upgrade their legacy systems with lower capital investment to boost productivity and reliability   SHANGHAI, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced that it will upgrade four process control systems that will improve reliability and help prevent unplanned shutdown losses for one of China’s largest copper […]

In a recently updated WARN filing, Actavis announced it is eliminating more than 400 jobs as part of previously announced plans to consolidate operations following last February’s Forest Laboratories acquisition. Last week, Actavis updated its Long Island, NY, layoff count to 412, with the majority of the jobs in commercial packaging operations. Last November, Actavis […]

here’s good news and bad news for the American manufacturing industry. The good news is that the auto industry has slowly but surely bounced back from the economic crisis, adding 350,000 jobs since 2009. While the number of jobs has increased, the wages for manufacturing workers have not; they sit at the lower half of […]

Overview: Monitoring and managing operations, as well as energy consumption is a key component of enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. However, rising energy costs and pricey new equipment make it a challenge for manufacturer to get the best return on their investment. Here we explore how to get the best ROI with process manufacturing enterprise […]

Honeywell Process Control opening

by Bill Fester on March 17, 2015

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Process Controls Engineer Honeywell – Metropolis, IL It’s an exciting time to join Honeywell. Selected candidate will have an opportunity to showcase their Process Controls Engineer engineering skills in a challenging position at our Metropolis. Illinois, Plant. Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine […]

The One Who Makes Things Worse

by Bill Fester on March 17, 2015

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The one who makes things worse Every committee or organization has at least one well-meaning person who is pushing to make things more average. “On behalf of the masses, the uncommitted, the ones who don’t care, we need to dumb this down, smooth out the edges and make it more average. We need to oversimplify […]

DeltaV Virtual Studio Demonstration Part 1

by Bill Fester on March 17, 2015

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From Control Magazine Submitted by Joe Weiss on Mon, 03/16/2015 – 15:01 There is still a significant gap in understanding of industrial control system (ICS) cyber security by many in the insurance industry. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) issued “Principles for Effective Cyber Security Insurance Regulatory Guidance”. The NAIC principles effectively focus on […]

What’s Your Story?

by Bill Fester on September 26, 2014

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In reading job description after job description and resume after resume for decades now,  I’ve come to the realization that most fall far short. The job descriptions in most cases have no relationship to what someone is going to be doing on any given Wednesday afternoon. There’s plenty of vague talk about teamwork and good […]

What’s Old is New Again SCADA system helps Merck KGaA, the world’s oldest pharma firm, meet new European and U.S. regulations at its Merck & Cie plant In the pharmaceutical industry, the chemical integrity of compounds relies on the strict control of hundreds of variables from air humidity and freezer temperatures to mixing times. Compounds […]