Are You Flying Blind?

On August 27th, 2019, SpaceX launched its Starhopper rocket prototype 150 meters above the plains of south Texas and then landed it gently on an adjacent landing pad. (You can read more and watch the video here) This was another successful step forward for SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s goal of reaching Mars. However, August 27th…
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Tags, You’re It!

If you’ve spent time around control systems, you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “tags” used. After all, tags are an integral part of a control program. And controllers (PLCs, DCS, etc.). And operator interfaces (HMIs). And historians. And a whole host of other pieces of a control system. With all these tags floating around, it can…
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SCADA Basics: Troubleshooting

If you’ve been following along with your SCADA Basics series, you’ve learned the components of a SCADA system, as well as how to choose your telemetry communication method. We understand, though, that not everyone is looking to get a new system. Many of you already have SCADA systems, and your challenge is keeping them online….
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