Purpose and Values

Purpose To provide automation products bundled with quality engineering and construction services that contribute the most long-term value for customers and society. Core Values 1. Trust We become worthy of trust by doing what is right; we act with integrity and honesty in all situations. We treat others with respect, knowing all people are created…

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Understanding Your SCADA System Components

By Guest Blogger Andrew Green SCADA  systems are easily classified as one of the greatest data acquisition methods to have ever been invented. The ability to gather data from various distances, translate to a user-friendly format, and combine the points into a viable action plan is extraordinary. Ultimately, SCADA enables anyone to measure process performance and…

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Mesh Radio: What is it?

Mesh Network representation   As an emerging technology, mesh radio (one approach to creating wireless mesh networks) offers end users a self-forming and self-healing reliable network that eliminates single points of failure. Each node in the network recognizes the other nodes and can shift which node is accessed based on availability. The ability for transmission…

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The Path to Modernization, Part 1

Extracted from our Modernization seminar, conducted in March 2016 Why Modernize Your Control Systems? Statistically speaking, it is likely that your existing control system is part of the $22 billion in control systems that are nearing the end of their useful lives, most of them more than 20 years old. Taking into account the number…

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What is a Partner?

By Guest Blogger Greg Graves After working for a large automation manufacturer for 20+ years, I probably got into the habit of using the word “partner” a little too often. I will admit that it was kind of drilled into me, but after transitioning into a role with a large system integrator, I have learned…

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Cyber Security: Everyone’s Job

What isCyber Security? Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks, and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities, and attacks delivered via the Internet by cyber criminals and mischief makers. The most common of these attacks come not at the point of firewalls but at the weakest link, employees, and the attacks…

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Industrial IT & Networks, Part III

Network security   By guest blogger Chris Roberts This discussion will be about security of your industrial controls network.  This is a constantly changing area of technology as new vulnerabilities are exposed and new hacking techniques are learned.  I will discuss some specific security topics as they relate to Industrial IT. There are many layers used…

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Plant Modernization in the Wood Products Industry

Crane Operator controls OSB plant   by guest blogger Andrew Green It’s been said that money doesn’t grow on trees. While that may be true, have you ever thought about just how much we use and consume that does come from trees? The desk where you’re sitting and probably reading this from, the paper you…

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Being a Co-op at Revere Control Systems

Co-op student working on a control panel   Guest Blogger Jacob Dupuis I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first walked in the doors of Revere. I was excited to finally get to put some of the knowledge I had gained in the classroom to good use, and get some hands on engineering experience.…

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Five Hidden Issues Impacting Control System Modernization Success

Modernization risks By guest blogger Steven Hawkins Implementing and managing system upgrades have been identified as an area of major concern by control system users surveyed. These concerns should be addressed as identifying risk, whether you upgrade a legacy system migration or expand focus based on current and future business needs. In your modernization approach,…

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