The World of Batch: The International Digital Edition of Control Magazine for September 2006 is Posted at

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Control magazine's September issue is now available in digital format (flash, HTML and PDF) as a complete facsimile edition of the magazine. No copy protection means that the magazine can be downloaded or printed wherever you are.

The international digital edition of Control magazine has been posted at

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  • In September’s CONTROL Magazine:

Editorial: ISA Is Broken, How Do We Fix It?

We need a central, unbiased user group…is it ISA, is it the new Automation Federation, or something else? CONTROL’s Walt Boyes comments.

Cover Story: Life Is a Batch

Control reports on the state of the batch, as only Control can present it. WBF leadership, Rockwell, Honeywell, Emerson and ABB provide data and case studies. CONTROL’s Walt Boyes reports.

Feature: The Changing Face of Automation Engineering

Control's Walt Boyes asks "Who's going to replace you when you retire?" Control looks at "lights out" plants, online as-builts, remote asset management, and all the other things that will be necessary to make up for the lack of trained automation professionals in the next 20 years.

Feature: Data Collection

Control's Jim Montague gives us the scoop on the field of data collection, and tells us what is new, different and interesting.

Feature: Optimization

Charles Lymburner and a group of FMC Co-Authors profile an optimization project they did with Falconeer Technologies software.

Feature: Fieldbus in Biopharma, part 2

Bill Dolan, of Genzyme, finishes up his series on the building of a fieldbus enabled biopharma plant.

  • Also in September’s CONTROL:

Lessons Learned: Liptak on Control Valves, part 2

Control's own Béla Lipták concludes his two-part series on control valves and positioners.

Technically Speaking: Drive!

Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE looks at the latest advances in AC and DC motor drive technology. Featured vendors will be ABB, Baldor, and Phoenix Contact. Subjects covered will include Baldor's new drives plant being built in the United States, and Phoenix Contact's support of the Mechatrolink motion network.

On the Bus!: Rezabek on Fieldbus!

Ian Verhappen has moved on, and is followed by John Rezabek, of ISP Corp. (formerly BP) in Lima, Oh. Fieldbus info from the source! Pioneering Foundation Fieldbus User and CONTROL Contributing Editor, John Rezabek provides analysis and commentary.

Control Report: Is Automation in Your Future?

Is automation really a profession? As HMIs and historians fade into the fabric of manufacturing, what has automation done for us lately? Can automation end war, fight disease, end poverty and educate our children? If not, what good is it? Control's Jim Montague muses.

Windup:    Bringing It All Back Around.

CONTROL’s Keith Larson expounds on a burning issue in process automation.

Ask the Experts! 'The Very Best Question'

CONTROL’s Béla Lipták selects the best question and answer from the web exclusive feature to be printed in the magazine. The person whose question is selected wins a prize. So save the consulting fee and go to and ask an expert.

Roundup: Temperature Instrumentation

There’s been a couple of interesting new products in the past few months. Do you know what they are? Find out as CONTROL’s The Control Staff present the new and the intriguing products from the world of temperature measurement that will help you solve a process problem or two.

Resources: Focus on Calibration Systems

New, actionable and eminently useful stuff from the world of calibration from Fluke, Beamex, Emerson, Honeywell and more. CONTROL gives you a page of useful resources to work with.

Control Exclusive: Pepperl+Fuchs New Product

A brand new product from P+F but we can't tell you about it here, unless, of course we killed you afterward. CONTROL's Dan Hebert reports.

Products: ISA Show and WEFTEC Show Preview

New, actionable and eminently useful stuff from vendors who will be exhibiting at the two big October shows. CONTROL gives you a whole department full of tasty new products and services.

Control magazine is the leading magazine for process automation worldwide, and is part of the automation group at Putman Media Inc. ( Related Putman magazines include Control Design, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Chemical Processing and Plant Services.


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