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    Time:   Monday, April 13, 2015 06:30pm - 10:00pm


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ISA Interchange

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Automation news and technical content from ISA
  • The post Piecewise Controller Design for Affine Fuzzy Systems first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. Abstract: This paper studies the problem of state feedback controller design for a class of nonlinear systems, which are described by continuous-time affine fuzzy systems. A convex piecewise affine controller design method is proposed based on a new dilated linear matrix inequality (LMI) characterization, where the system matrix is separated from Lyapunov matrix such that the [...]

  • The post Training Effectiveness: The Importance of a Personal Touch first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. Training and learning new skills are topics that employees often communicate as things they want more of from their employers. Unfortunately, those are very general terms and can be applied in many ways. What exactly is training, and how can it be implemented? It is important to take a 360-degree approach to developing employees. Companies [...]

  • The post Production Line and Machine Upgrades Improve Productivity and Efficiency first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. The manufacturing industry has a large number of production lines and machines with old programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and custom controls that could benefit from an upgrade to newer technology. Many control and automation systems in current use were installed well over 30 years ago and are past their projected product life. Automation has been [...]

  • The post PD Plus Error-Dependent Integral Nonlinear Controllers for Robot Manipulators first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. Abstract: In framework of traditional PID controllers, there are only three parameters available to tune, as a result, performance of the resulting system is always limited. As for Cartesian regulation of robot manipulators with uncertain Jacobian matrix, a scheme of PID controllers with error-dependent integral action is proposed. Compare with traditional PID controllers, the error-dependent [...]

  • The post The Industrial Sector is Uniquely Vulnerable to Cyberattack first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. Cybersecurity is a growing international concern. Global insurance market Lloyd’s of London’s Risk Index 2013 rated cybersecurity the number three top threat to the global economy in 2013, up from number 12 the previous year. With the rise of cybercrime, it is important for companies and organizations to understand their unique vulnerabilities to this type [...]

  • The post Temperature Sensor Installation for Best Response and Accuracy first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. The installation of the sensor can introduce errors, noise, and dynamics causing poor measurement and control loop performance. Here we look at best practices to get the most out of the inherent capability of the sensor. My next post will provide guidance on the communication of the sensor signal to the control room to provide [...]

  • The post The Critical Task of Pressure Instrumentation Maintenance first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.     As is the case most of the time, the instructor learns as much or more as the student about a topic due to the preparation work involved. In covering drum level applications, I have to say I have already have learned a lot and our presentation isn’t finished yet. There are so many [...]

  • The post ISA Sharpens Its Focus On Achieving Its Strategic Goals first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. For this post, I want to provide an update on ISA’s Executive Summit, which was held in Greensboro, N.C., 24-25 January 2015. Participants included the 2015 Executive Board members, Assembly Chairs, Strategic Planning VP and VP-Elect, and certain staff. The purpose of the Executive Summit was to bring participants together to review strategic goals and [...]

  • The post Integrating Multigenerational Automation Systems first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. Process manufacturing plants are famous, some would say notorious, for their tendency to keep automation systems and associated networks up and running for decades. Some estimates suggest that easily half of the automation systems controlling plants in North America have parts that are at least 20 years old, and 30-year old systems are not rare. [...]

   

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