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Control.com member...Member Information and Posts by KenCrater
|Member Name: Ken Crater|
Company: Control Technology Corporation
from the Air or Substance department...Water Metering and Air
Does air in water actually result in inaccurate metering?
from the No Man's Land department...Large area protection
What are the most effective ways to protect the area around an automated machine that is physically large?
from the What, me worry? department...Risk assessments for automated machines
Do you do formal risk assessments as part of the design process?
> Ken... is your "practices" study limited to Robotic-type machinery, or are SIS (ESD)...
from the start or stop department...Light curtain as *start* switch?
Unusual, but unsafe? Using a light curtain to start a system.
from the duck! department...New forum on Automation Safety
Control.com launches a new forum specializing in safety issues for automation projects.
from the C3P0 department...Anthropomorphic Robots
NY Times report on robotics - real or ridiculous?
Ken E said... > For the work we do it would be a laughable to think that this would be...
from the Everyone Has One department...New blog by Control.com founder
Beyond Control - blog on control topics launched with outrageous language screed.
from the Forum department...After Software, What's Next?
Reliable hardware is solved but not software. If we are able to produce a hardware solution to most control problems, who will be its champion?
> Why do we convert everything to software in the middle? > Instead of sampling and...
Great thread, Charlie! Back in the 1990s, Dick Morley hosted a series of "Chaos...
from the Steve Jobs department...iPads in Automation?
What do you think of the iPad and other tablets as HMI, monitoring and data collection tools?
Ken E said... >I had a similar thread and these were >my opinions/observations about iPad...
> We are seeing them all over manufacturing plants. Thanks, Walt. Your examples are the...
Thanks, Ken E, you raise some excellent points about embedding iPads. I guess I was thinking more...
from the AList Redux department...Automation List returns from breakage
Posting from Automation List has been restored.
from the Immortality department...Help Control.com identify great posts for ControlWiki
Remember any great tutorial posts? Maybe they should be on our Wiki...
from the Seeing Stars department...Admin note #2 - new feature
User ranking now on Control.com
>So how do you score the thumbs-down votes? Yes, that was an interesting question for us. ...
from the Firebrick department...Admin note #1 - outage
Yesterday's Control.com outage
>Ken... Obviously I can't comment on >your UPS problem because details are >missing....
from the Forum department...Control.com Help
Please help find anything
>With all respect to control.com >however, the Forum software is beginning >to look...
You bring up some issues that we struggle with all the time. Our moderators fend off an...
from the Shocking Standards Compliance department...Control.com on IE9
Control.com is slightly broken for people using IE9, but there is a workaround and an upgrade in the works.
I compiled and installed new menus for the Control.com site, and they appear to work in IE9 without...
from the Something not to be looking forward to. department...New Virus Targeting HMI/SCADA Systems?
A new virus appears to be directly targeting HMI/SCADA systems.
>I didn't catch the source and you won't hear >anything like that in the mainstream media. ...
from the Electrical department...Rockwell vs Siemens
Installing Rockwell and Siemens software on same computer
>I must now retire from the list for >fear that I do not offend anyone. I'm always sorry...
from the So that's what you look like... department...User Pictures on Control.com
UserPics are now supported for registered members.
from the Advertisement department...RIP Control Engineering
RIP Control Engineering
It appears there's a move afoot to keep CE going. I just heard from one of the editors that the...
from the New and Improved department...Member Pages on Control.com
Control.com now has a page for each registered member.
from the Code is King department...PLC Archive is reborn
The long-dormant PLC Archive is now on ControlWiki.com.
from the Vendors coin the phrase proprietary open department...How important is multivendor interoperability to you?
Industry open standards versus vendor proprietary open. As the President of the OPC Foundation I'm trying to assess the importance of secure reliable interoperability, and the value proposition of interoperability from the end-user perspective.
Jeremy mentioned... >Ken Crater tried this with an independent lab and there was no interest...
from the Census department...How many of us are there?
Any guess as to how many automation professionals there are in the world today?
from the Encylopedia department...ControlWiki launched
ControlWiki.com is launched as an information resource for automation professionals.
> I think a good way for people to contribute to this is if they think they have written a...
from the Peddling Our Wares department...ISA Marketing and Sales Summit in Boston
ISA is presenting a conference for industry sales and marketing professionals.
from the All The Time, Everywhere department...Control.com forum on Twitter
A Twitter feed of new post titles is now available.
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